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< of beauty ^ legibility , and brevity ; and ., surely / In fcyetypi ^ UStical system , these properties must ever remain inseperable * nay , they are all of them absolutely in-dispensable : a circumstance , however , not always sufficiently attended to by the
inventors of new systems . It is unnecessary to expatiate on the superior excellence of Mr . Byrom ' s method of short-writing , which has been so long known and deservedly admired by the best judges of the art . It is sufficient to observe , that the lovers of rational Stenography are here laid under great obligations to Mr . Molineux , the Editor ^ by ' the re-publication
of a work , which has had amongst its admirers , men of the first respectability in the republic of letters . This is the third edition of Mr * Molineux ' s Introduction , and it is but justice to add , that the improvements here made , are rational and judicious ^ and we doubt not will tend rciuch to the still more extensive adoption of the very elegant and highly useful system of short-hand * which he has the honour of recommending to the public . J . N . £ The concluding part of the Review of the Translation of Bourdaloue ' s Sermone is unfortunately mislaid . It shall appear in our next number . —Editor *
The Rt . Hon . CHARLES JAMES FOX . ^ In our last we announced the 4 eath of this ever-to-be-regretted statesman . The incidents of his life are too well known to need detailing ; we shall therefore present our readers with a character of him , drawn by the masterly pen of Mr . Belsham , in a Sermon
preached at Essex-Street , Oct . ia , 1806 , a few copies of which are left at the Bookseller ' s for publication , stating only that the illustrious subject of this culogium , v / as interred in Westminster-Abbey > Oct . io , v / ith more honours , perhaps ^ than any individual in this country ever received , who was not buried at the national expense .
To an extraordinary and natural capacity , improved and embellished by a liberal education , and to a quickness of apprehension which instantly seized every object that was presented to it , and which with incredible facility developed the most intricate pioblcms , this great man added a memory richly stored with the treasures of science and literature , and well fraught with historical and political knowledge . He was profoundly versed in the history , and the constitution of his country . He perfectly understood it * external rela-
tions , its connexion with foreign povra *^ its political and commercial interests , its financial resources , its military and naval strength . He was well acquainted with the history , the strength , the policy , the separate and relative interests and views , of those states which once constituted
what has not b ^ en improperly called the great republic of Europe , and upon the just equipoise , of the political power and influence of which , the liberty , safety , and prosperity of the whole was supposed to depend ; and , in a word , he was ignorant of nothing which was
necessary to constitute the consummate statesman . To this was added an extent of views , a comprehension of mind , and an energy of character peculiarly his own . All these were combined with a philanthropy which , originated in a
natural goodness of heart , improved and extended by historical knowledge , and personal observation , cf the inestimable blessings which result from civil liberty * and from a wive administration of government , and of the miseries which accrue to mankind from unjust war-, from tyranny and persecution , and confirmed by generous exertions m defence of the injured , insulted , and oppressed ; 80 that ivhat was originally nothing
£ 4 $ Obituary .
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Oct. 2, 1806, page 548, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct1729/page/44/