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THE Editor must be allowed to express his hopes, that the MILITARY CHRONICLE of this Month will give general satisfaction. From the distance of some of the Writers, it was not in his power to procure the contributions of the whole of them this Month, but in the fifth volume he hopes to produce his whole array.
The Supplement of the Fourth Volume of the MILITARY CHRONICLE is published this day, it contains the Life of Charles the Twelfth, verbatim, from the octavo volume of Voltaire. The campaigns of this conqueror were precisely upon the plan, and, in good part, upon the same ground with the present one of Buonaparte.
On the first of next month, together with the MILITARY CHRONICLE, will be published the Life of Peter the Great, by Voltaire.-These two works should be inseparable com panions from each other, as each of these contain the life of the most surprising men of the age they lived in; the one, the Alexander of the day-and the other, the founder of a mighty empire; a singular mixture of greatness, ferocity, natural ability, and savage irregularity; and who, moreover, has impressed his character both upon his people, and succeeding sovereigns. Both of these lives, moreover, were written from the communications of the respective courts to the historian. The Empress Catherine the Second sent the materials of the life of Peter the Great, from the archives of Moscow, to Voltaire. I do not know three more pleasing and able books than the Memoirs of Captain Carl the Life of Peter the Great, and the Life of Charles the Twelfth.
A most finished engraving by Cordon, will be given in our next. mous price for it, and we trust it is worth it.
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The First Number of Danville's maps will be shortly ready for delivery.
The Life of Cornwallis in our next.-This is a trifling irregularity, which, for the sake of procuring good memoirs, the Reader must occasionally pardon.
Our next will likewise contain a great variety of correspondence which we have been
compelled to keep back from the pressure of present matter.
The Obituary on the new plan will commence in the next volume. It will be seen there was no room for it in this.
The Index and Title page to the Fourth Volume will be given in our next.
ART OF WAR..
From the length of this, and some other articles in this Number, the Publisher has been compelled, in the absence of the Editor, to put aside the article of the Art of War, for the next Number. He trusts that the most distinguished ability (if he may risk bis own judgment) of the whole of the articles inserted in this Number will render any further apology for this omission unnecessary. The next Number will begin the fifth volume, and the Art of War, in a regular system, will be commenced in it, and will never be, in future, discontinued or omitted.