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cerned in this matter? Speaking of the Artist, I should tell you, that I originally intended to have applied my art to the detection of the writers in that paper. But as they announced at first, and have continued to announce, that “ each essay will have the signature of its author,” I thought that, after much labour, I should have no merit in the discovery; as the editor would have informed the public, that each essay had really the signature of the author, but that my weak eyes could not perceive it.
My correspondent's suggestion of the adoption of the name of CLUB is deserva ing of consideration; and his conjecture, with regard to some variation which has taken place in the selection of subjects for the Director, is correct and just. I consider the Artist as a publication, which may be of great use in this country, and I trust that it will not be given up.
If Trismegistus had possessed as much of personal acquaintance, as he does of occult science, the initials affixed to the different papers in the Artist would have supplied, without conjuration, the names of the authors; and he would have found among the contributors, men of the first eminence, in the different walks of art and literature. He would have found the compositions of two of our most successful dramatists; of six of the most distinguished members of the Royal Academy; of a gentleman to whom the Director is indebted for several communications, and of a philosopher whose researches have added to the treasures of science in modern Europe. A work like THE ARTIST, will always be wanted in this country, to vindicate the pretensions of the liberal arts,—to direct and purify the national taste,--to impress the public mind with respect for the GRAPHIC Muse, and for her intellectual and exalted powers, and at the same time to teach her votary to reverence himself, and to look to superior excellence and
lasting glory, as the great objects of attainment;-infusing into him a portion of that divine spirit, which produced in antient Greece the highest perfection of art,- and habituated the aspiring genius, to receive wealth as a meaner and inferior tribute, and to desire praise, and praise alone,
gold medal from the commencement of its establishinent,
ib. 315, 341.
same, and its proper objects, ib. 383-4.
nent antient ones, alphabetically arranged and treated of in
a series of five essays. See 'Essays'.
Causes that affected the progress of them among the ancients,
of Books, ii. 285. His MSS. ib. 286.
Banks, the late Sculptor ; some account of his life and works,
i. 70, 71, 72.
curious Books, and Collectors of them, i. 79, 114, 146, 176,
206, 247, 272, 303, 329, 364. ii. 44, 82, 115, 141, 170,
117, 118. Book-binding, i. 120. Printed on vellum, i. 120,