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ANNUAL REGISTER,

OR GENERAL REPOSITORY OF

HISTORY,

POLITICS,

AND

LITERATURE,

For the YEAR 1800.

TO WHICH IS PREFIXED,

The HISTORY of KNOWLEDGE, LEARNING, and TASTE,
in GREAT BRITAIN, during the Reign of King CHARLES II,
Part IV.

LONDON:

Printed by S. HAMILTON, Falcon-Court, Fleet-Street;
FOR G. AND J. ROBINSON, PATER-NOSTER-Row.

M DCCCI.

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IN fubmitting to our Readers another Volume of the

New Annual Register, at the present crifis, we cannot but feel an honeft triumph at that alteration in the public fentiment which has fan&tioned, in fpite of calumny and venal abufe, whatever was most obnoxious in our former volumes to a certain party, and has tacitly affigned us that rank which we are conscious we ought to hold in the estimation of our fellow fubjects, and which we were bold enough to predi& we should one day hold in the opinion of pofterity.

Attached, even to bigotry perhaps, to the conftitution of our country, abhorring and explicitly condemning every act of atrocity which has difgraced a neighbouring nation, our only crime has been prefuming to question the wifdom and policy of the war with the French republic, in its origin and its conduct. That war is now happily terminated; and we are ready to give every praife which they deferve, to a miniftry by whom the negotiation has been conducted with fo much apparent ability:-But we must entreat the judicious and candid reader to reflect, whether it might not have been happier for us, if the war had been wholly avoided;-if the reprefentations of M. Chauvelin had been at first coolly confidered; if the overture,

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