chapter  2
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Early Prefaces to the Philosophical Magazine

As the grand Object of it is to diffuse Philosophical Knowledge among every Class of Society, and to give the Public as early an Account as possible of every thing new or curious in the scientific World, both at Home and on the Continent, we flatter ourselves with the hope that the same liberal Patronage we have hitherto experienced will be continued; and that Scientific Men will afford us that Support and Assistance which they think our Attempt entitled to. Whatever may be our future Success, no Exertions shall be wanting on our part to render the Work useful to Society, and especially to the Arts and Manufacturers of Great Britain which, as is well known, have been much improved by the great Progress that has lately been made in various Branches of the Philosophical Sciences.