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THE DIRECTOR.

A WEEKLY LITERARY JOURNAL:

CONTAINING
I. ESSAYS,

ON SUBJECTS OF LITERATURE, THE FINE ARTS AND

MANNERS.

II. BIBLIOGRAPHIANA.

ACCOUNT OF RARE AND CURIOUS BOOKS, AND OF THE

BOOK SALES IN THIS COUNTRY, FROM THE CLOSE
OF THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY.

III. ROYAL INSTITUTION.

ANALYSES OF THE LECTURES DELIVERED WEEKLY.

IV. BRITISH GALLERY.

DESCRIPTION OF THE PRINCIPAL PICTURES EXHI-

BITED FOR SALE, WITH THE NAMES OF THE PUR-

CHASERS.

VOL. II.

LONDON:

PRINTED BY WILLIAM SAVAGE, BEDFORD BURY:

SOLD BY LONGMAN, HURST, REES, AND ORME, PATER-

NOSTER ROW; J. HATCHARD, BOOKSELLER TO HER
MAJESTY, 190, PICCADILLY; AND W. MILLER, AL-
BEMARLE STREET.

1807 R

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THE DIRECTOR.

No. 13. SATURDAY, APRIL 18, 1807.

Φανερον, ότι δύναται ποιόν τι το της ψυχής ήθος και Μουσική παρα

σκευάζειν

ARIST.

It is manifest that Music is capable of producing a permanent effect, in forming the character of the soul.

To the Director. Sir, Those persons certainly entertain a very mean and degrading opinion of the polite arts, who consider them merely as subservient to amusement, or at must to that cultivation of mind which,

Emollit mores, nec sinit esse feros.

The history of the world evinces that they have all a natural and close alliance

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