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PLAN OF PUBLICATION.
1. Each Number will contain Sixteen Pages of letter-press, (or, at the least, Seven Days) very elegantly printed in demy octavo, and stitched in an Ornamental Wrapper.
II. The whole Work will consist of Fifty-two weekly Numbers, price 6d. each, or Thirteen Monthly Parts, price 2s. each; which will appear regularly on the First of every Month with the Magazines, forming, when complete, Two handsome Volumes.
Part XIII. (or the concluding Part) will contain a complete Alphabetical Index of the Births, Deaths, &c.
THE EDITOR feels it his duty to notice to the Public, that the principal feature of the present Work, in which it differs from any other of the same kind, is The Plan of combining in a two-fold CALENDAR, with appropriate Mottoes for every day in the year, a large assemblage of Eminent Names, collected with infinite labour from numerous volumes, arranged chronologically on Each Day, with the places of their Birth, and Burial, accurately affixed. He begs also to state, not invidiously, but expressly, that the Work will contain no line derogatory from the institutions, or the morals, of the Country; but rather it is his purpose to collect as much of the sententious wisdom of the great, the pious, and the ingenious, in every age, as could be introduced into a compilation of its variety and magnitude; and he humbly trusts, as indeed it is his principal object, that The Work, when completed with the present year, may, from the accuracy and fulness of its details, form a LIBRARY BOOK of general reference.
An Alphabetical Index of all the Persons, with a note of the particular day and month on which they died, and were born, or are mentioned, will be supplied at the conclusion of the Work. The average Contents of every Number will be Seven Days.
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FOUR YEARS IN THE WEST INDIES
This edition contains an account of the dreadful hurricanes in 1831.
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TRAVELS AND RESEARCHES OF EMINENT ENGLISH
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