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BRISTOL, it of $3tt0laiUr, atiU $fr M A G AZ I N E. No. I. Monday, March 12, 1832. Half-penny. ST. PAUL'S CHURCH, BEDMINSTER, OPPOSITE THE NEW GAOL. The foundation-stone of this elegant structure was laid Sept. '■), 1829; consecrated and opened by the Bishop of Bath and Wells, October 2i, 1831. _______' , PREFACE. We believe there are few who demy the utility of periodical publi¬ cations, and perhaps the most useful of the kind are those- denominated Magazines; the variety of informa¬ tion generally contained in them af¬ fords an agreeable relaxation from business or study, and, as Goldsmith says, " they can never be long dull on one subject, for the reader, like the sailor's horse, has the comfort¬ able refreshment of having^ the spur often changed." The ingenious Robert Holket affirms, " the small-