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ANNUAL REGISTER;

OR GENERAL REPOSITORY OF

HLS TO RY,
POLITICS,

A Ņ D

L I T E R A TU RE,

For the YEAR 1789.

TO WHICH IS PREFIXED,

The HISTORY of KNOWLEDGE, LEARNING, and

TASTE, in GREAT BRITAIN, during Part of the Reign of
Queen ELIZABETH.

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LONDON,
Printed for G. G. J. and J. ROBINSON, Pater-nofter-Row.

MDCCXC.

SCALICLITRAR

152911

"ASTOR, LENOX AND TIL DEN FOUACATIONS,

1899

PRE FACE

IN

N presenting another Volume of the New An

nual Register to the Public, there are two circumstances which we have reason to reflect

upon with pleasure. The first is, that we have been able to give it so early an appearance; and the other, that it has been executed with an attention and diligence which cannot fail of procuring it a favourable reception.

In the Foreign History, besides the Narrative of the important Events that have taken place in the Eastern Parts of Europe in Germany, in Holland, and in Flanders, the account we have given of the proceedings of the Notabies in France will demand, in an especial manner, the notice of our Readers, as they will thence be enabled to trace, with perspicuity and precision, the steps which have led to the late astonishing Revolution, and to see that, wonderful as it is, it was the necessary result of the previous disposition of things in that country.

With regard to Great Britain, we have endeavoured to relate, with accuracy, copiousness, and im

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