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The following Notices have appeared in Favour of the First Volume of The
“ This is the first volume of an extremely entertaining Miscellany, extracted from Reviews, Magazines, and Journals, from November to February, 1828-9, and printed in the commodious method of double columns. It thus contains a vast quantity of matter, and the selections are made with much judgment, from the important and interesting field which our modern Periodical Literature offers to the choice, in every branch of intelligence which can divert and inform the public. It is a nice book to take up either for five minutes or an hour at a time.”—London Literary Gazette, March 28, 1829.
“ This work is a most valuable compilation to those who live at a distance from large towns, and who may neither have the opportunity, nor the pecuniary means of becoming acquainted with the floating Literature of the times. It professes to glean and incorporate in its pages, the whole of the most instructive and amusing articles contained in the Foreign and Domestic Reviews, Magazines, and Journals—a profession which it fulfils with a degree of judgment, that reflects equal credit on the taste and industry of the editor. The first numbers have already been collected and published in a large volume, and we know not where we could refer our readers to a more useful and amusing Miscellany."-Oxford Literary Gazette, April 22, 1829.
« This volume contains a great quantity of interesting and amusing matter, upon almost all the subjects with which miscellaneous literature and popular science is conversant. Considering the importance into which the Periodical Press of the present day has grown, and the intellectual vigour which distinguishes the better class of publications of this description, a work like THE EXTRACTOR, if judiciously conducted, is calculated to incorporate much talent, that might otherwise be scattered over too wide a surface, and might ultimately be lost in the crowd by which it was surrounded."-Edinburgh Literary Journal, March 28, 1829.
“ The comprehensive and leading features of this Publication are to furnish, free from all tedious redundancies, the spirit of the Foreign and Domestic Reviews, Magazines, and Journals-in a word, the concentrated essence of all our Periodicals. Such are the characteristics of THE EXTRACTOR, and we need scarcely add, that from the specimen of the First Number, now laying on our table, the editor has strictly acted up to the spirit of his professions; of the quality of the selections, we can speak in the highest terms of praise. Their variety also is another great argument in their favour."-Sun.
* The EXTRACTOR is published in Monthly Parts, &c.