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London, Published as the dat dirrevs by T ciell and R.Baldwin, April 25*7790.

THE

HISTORY

OF

E N G L A N D

,

TROM

THE REVOLUTION

TO

THE DEATH OF GEORGE THE SECOND,

(Dehgned as a Continuation of Mr. Hume's History.)

IN FIVE VOLUMES.
Tothian ( Lemeye?
BY T. SMOLLETT, M. D.

VOL, I.

A NEW EDITION.

With the Author's last CORRECTIONS and IMPROVEMENTS.

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LONDON:
PRINTED FOR T. CADELL, IN THE STRAND; AND R. BALDWIN,

NO. 47, IN PATER-NOSTER-ROW,

M DCCC.

[H. Baldwin and Son, Printers, New Bridge-stresi. ]

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ADVERTISEMENT.

THE purchasers of D. Hume’s History of

England having been long desirous of a Continuation; the proprietor of Dr. Smollett's History (being in possession of a copy with the author's last corrections) has been induced to reprint that work, from the Revolution, where Hume's History ends, to the death of George II. in the year 1760.

To make this work more acceptable, the Sections, and other divisions, are given in a manner correspondent with those observed by Hume; so that any gentleman, poffefled of the latter, may take

up his History at the Revolution, where Hume breaks off, and find a regular connection in this complete History given by Smollett.

In the latter part only of this work has the present Editor found it necessary to make any alterations. The war before the last had its source in America, and thereby drew forth our settlements there into consequence.

This, with the loss of most of those settlements since to Great-Britain, had brought with it so many changes, that what

was found politicks and good sense then, is now
totally deranged; even facts themselves are become
changed, and the very state of the two countries
has undergone a metamorphosis which was impos,
fible to be foreseen by the shrewdest politician.
To assist the views of so eminent a writer as Smol-
lett, as well as to gratify the expectations of the
judicious reader, a few, very few, alterations have
been made on those heads. To have proceeded
farther would have been a kind of facrilege, and
no less a fraud upon the original author, than
upon the publick.

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M Cx. has not relied on authorities. Mimoim the wife and administration of Rebul Walbula ha- byw.core .

prepaup. XI. D? Cooti'ó' charactu of Smollett as an histnian.

M. R. Vol: 28-p. 52.

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