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ANNUAL REGISTER,

OR GENERAL REPOSITORY OF

HISTORY,

POLITICS,

AND

L I T E R A T U RE,

For the YEAR 1801.

TO WHICH IS PREFIXED,

The HISTORY of KNOWLEDGE, LEARNING, and TASTE,

in GREAT BRITAIN, during the Reign of King CHARLES II. -
Part V.

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PREFACE.

THE principles upon which the New Annual Res gister has been conducted, have been amply vindie cated by the testimony of facts and experience. They are, indeed, the principles of constitutional liberty, the prigciples of the Bill of Rights, the principles which seated the house of Brupswic on the throne of thesp kingdoms. We expect therefore to hear no more of those despicable cavils, which the vaice of venal faction bad raised against us, and of which thiş notice will shortly be the only memoriał.

Should it now be abjected, that, from having been the opponents, we are become the panegyrists of goyernment, we answer, that government in its measures has come over to us, and not we to them. We have never regarded men, but measures; and if that critețion be observed in deciding on our merits, we defy the most captious critic to fix upon us a charge of incon

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