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[The Editor is ever ready to lis-
ten to the remarks of his friends
and correspondents, and to profit
by their advice in his exertions to
please and benefit those who honour
his work with a perusal. His scheme,
as first announced, is very com-
prehensive, adapted as well to the
moralist as the philosopher, critic,
physician, and divine. Literature
and science have a strong connec-
tion with morality: and, although
the Editor is not less sensible than
A. Z. of the superior importance of
those performances which have im-
mediate relation to the latter, he
cannot but think that a plan which
comprehends other branches of
knowledge, will be approved by the
majority of readers. His design is
to render his work as extensively use-
as possible; to furnish a re-
spectable vehicle for all those who
have leisure and inclination to write,
to convey their thoughts to the
public. The department of morals
is not limited; and it depends on
the number and zeal of his corres-
pondents whether it shall contain
more or less. They may be assured
that they will find ample space for
their accommodation. The depart-
ment of criticism is, in the opinion
of many friends, in whose judg-
ment the Editor justly places strong
reliance, not the least important or
interesting. It is certainly an ob-
ject of liberal curiosity to those who
attend to the charcter of their coun-
try, to ascertain the quantity and
quality of the literary products of
America; how much, and what is
produced in every branch of litera-
ture and science, whether the same
be great or small, valuable or worth-
less. That this end may be best
accomplished by a review, without
encroaching on the higher depart-
ment of morals, cannot be denied.
Whether the Review is well or ill
conducted, the public must de-