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Ne quid falß dicere audeat, ne quid veri non audeat.
E D IN BURGH
NOTHER Volume of the SCOTS MAGAZINE now makes its appearance, and calls upon us a third time
to pay our countrymen that tribute of thanks due for the countenance they have given us : At the same time we beg leave to renew our assurances, that it shall be our study, as well as our ambition, to merit the continuance of their favour.
SOME events have happened since the commencement of this work, which will furnish ample matter to those who shall write the history of these times. The mortality among princes, especially the death of the late Emperor, and the intrigues thence fprung, at present fo affectingly engage the principal potentates of Europe, that the publick liberties seem threatened in a most extraordinary manner, unless by some unexpected, speedy and vigorous resolutions, the scale is brought back to its former equipoise; or if another CAMILLUS rise not to rescue his groning country from Gaulis oppreffion, by more effectual means than ransoming it with gold.
OUR war with Spain was declared on such strong motives, and after our fuffering fuch a series of flagrant and repeated injuries, chat every true Briton cannot help being anxious to know in what manner it is carried on, and how far the cruelty and injustice of the enerny have been duly punished.
On these accounts, a faithfully collected MAGAZINE must be grateful to most readers, as they will there find what may contri-.. bute towards giving them a just View of the Interests of our county, or those of mankind; and from whence may be drawn pretty distinct notions of the policy of neighbouring powers, with its infuence on the commerce and prosperity of our own little continent.
But besides, the Proceedings of a learned Political Club, imitating the debates in PARLIAMENT ; those important disputes, where our happiness is so nearly concerned, and which frequently produce sentiments that breathe the true spirit of old Roman liberty, muft
, of themselves, highly raise the character of any collection in which they are contained.