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And thou, great Heir of all thy Grandsires James Encrease the Glory of the British Name's Oblefo, thy Country, and with Virtues grace), Thé Noble Acts of thy Illustrious Race.,
Knowledge and Pleasure:
DIEU ET MON DROIT:
To which occafionaily will be added An Impartial Account of Books in several Languages and of the State of Learning in Europe
Alfo Of the STAGE New OPERAS PLAYS and ORATORIOS.
VOL.XXVIIL. Published Monthly according to Act of Parliament By John Hinton atthe Kings Arms in Neupate Street London.
Price Six Pence.
Knowledge and Pleasure:
ILLUSTRATION of the FRONTISPIECE. T was customary with the ancient Romans, upon the accession of a new Prince to the imperial throne, to express, by fome emblematical device on the public
coins, on medals, or other like monuments of fame, the Fælicitas Regni or Imperii they expected from his government. It must give infinite pleasure to the subjects of Great Britain, that they can in this manner honour the beginning of the jeign of their august Monarch, GEORGE THE THIRD; not with hearts of servile adulation, as the Romans were wont; not with wishes which oppreffive tyranny made vain; but with hearts of fincere confidente in his patriotic difpofition; and with wishes, which his royal word to prelerve their conftitution, has given them the strongest hopes to see accomplished.
The Proprietors of the Universal Magazine, elated with this prospect of Britain's future happiness, have endeavoured to express their sense of it in the annexed Frontispiece. They are also glad to see recorded, in their memoirs of the transactions of the last year, the total reduction of the French empire in North America ; and perhaps the time is approaching, when the goodness of the British cause, the known wisdom and abilities of his Majesty's Ministry, and above all the zeal and
firmness of all orders amongst us for the support of the present war, will induce France to think seriously of her state of humiliation, and fue for a peace. May our country enjoy it safe, permanent, and glorious ; and may
all other nations in like manner taste of its blessings, at least as long as we and they have the sense to value peace, and the virtue to deserve it.
This then will be confidered by grateful posterity as the truc æra of British felicity
. It will acquire fresh force and vigour with age, and at length will extend its infaence to every part of the political fịítem. NUMB, CXCÍ, 'VoL, XXVIII.