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LADY'S MAGAZINE,

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ARCHIVES OF THE COURT OF ST. JAMES'S.

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ION IS TO RAISE THE FEMALE MIND OF ENGLAND TO ITS TRUE LEVEL.

Dedication to the Queen,

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c. WHITING, BEAUPORT HOUSE, STRAND.

PREFACE

TO THE SECOND EDITION.

The demand for this, the First Number of the Royal LADY's MAGAZINE, has so far exceeded our sanguine expectations, that a reprint or second edition is indispensable; and we believe that this awaits us in respect to two other Numbers, of which the same quantity only was in the first instance printed, and which are daily becoming more scarce.

The day for comparison with any other Magazine has gone by : there are but three monthly works which we consider rivals ; and these (although like almost all the better class of publications, they owe most of their popularity to female readers), were not published avowedly for Ladies. But we fearlessly challenge the best of these to produce better writing than can be found in our pages.

To our fair Patronesses we return thanks for taking our word at the onset for what we meant to produce. They will give us credit for acting up to it. While we continue to do so we ask the benefit, not only of their countenance and support, but also of their recommendation. When we fail in the performance of our duty-when the style of our literature and the splendour of our embellishments shall be inferior to any existing Magazine, we are content that the penalty of losing their patronage shall await us.

Our pride can desire no higher testimonials than have been already showered upon us privately and publicly-our ambition has only one object left, that of extending the circulation until every female of taste shall know there is such a work as the ROYAL Lady's MAGAZINE, for assuredly she will next deem it a reproach not to be a constant reader.

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