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AMERICA, THE EAST INDIES,
AMERICA, U. S.
NEW SERIES - VOLUME THE SEVENTH.
Turning with easy eye thou may'st behold
. MILTON.- Paradise Regained.
Hatton Garden, Holborn ;
For OCTOBER, 1817.
NATIONAL AND PARLIAMENTARY NOTICES,
(British and foreign, PROSPECTIVE AND RETROSPECTIVE.
REGULATIONS FOR THE ROYAL NAVY. PROPOSALS
blished on system; and the regulations in
troduced into the management of it, from AND
time to time, bave rather been suggested REGULATIONS
tu meet the pressure of the moment, and RELATIVE TO
as provisions of exigency and expediency, THE ROYAL NAVY. than as the careful and well selected de
terminations of cool, unbiassed and MADE BY THE
leisurely judgment. BOARD OF ADMIRALTY,
Like some of our great cities, origi
nally a straygling collection of the huts AND
of fishermen or labourers, forming a SANCTIONED BY ORDER IN COUNCIL :
narrow, winding, incommodious lane; Commencing the 1st Day of January, 1817.
sufficient as a way of access for the inhabitants to their dwellings; but, ab
solutely unfit to become the great If the question were put to most
thoroughfare of a vast metropolis : abe natives of Britain, which is the first important interest of your country? merchants, of foreigners, of vessels and after having excepted each his own, they their inmates from every quarter of the would fix on the Navy as most accurately globe ; of buyers, of sellers, from the answering the enquiry intended. And interior ; of courts of justice, and the yet, if they were examined as to their official attendants on the police.-A acqnaintance with this leading article city, laid out with a foresight of the the majority would be found lamentably necessary accommodations for these purdeficient. Are they familiar with its | poses, will not require that removal of history ? with its condition with its projecting nuisances which deform the extent? with its progress with its public ways in an ancient town; that divisions with its requisites ? Nothing formation of new openings, that roundof all this. They know, in general, ing of corners, and those numerous what all the world knows, that it has changes in form and destination, withusually proved victorious over its out which a town may be indeed a enemies, and that, as the means of se- maze of edifices; but, neither concurity from assaults of invaders, the venient, salubrious, nor beautiful. British islands are indebted to it, beyond In like manner, there has always been the ordinary expression of language. much to clear away, when improvements
The British Navy has gradually in our Navy have been under congrown up to its present magnitude and templation ; what has been introduced importance : it was not criginally esta- from the best of motives, has not al
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