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ANNUAL REGISTER,

Or GENERAL REPOSITORY Of

HISTORY,
POLITICS,

AND

LITERATURE,

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.—
PartV.

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PUEFACE.

X HE principles upon which the New Annual Re« gister has been conducted, have been amply vindit cated by the testimony of facts and experience. ^They are,, ind^edi jib? principles of constitutional liberty, the principles of the gijl of Rights, the principles which seated the bjouse of IJruoswic on the throne of these kingdoms. We expect therefore to hear no ©ore of those despicable cavils, which the voice of venal faction had raised against us, and of which this. notice will shortly b.e the. only memorial

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

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