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ANNUAL REG IS T E R,

oR GENERAL REPOSITORY or

H I S T O R Y,
PO L IT I C S,

A ND

L I T E R A T U R E.
For the YEAR 1801.

To which Is PREFIxED,

**Ry of KNowLEDGE. LEARNING, and TASTE,

o BRITAIN, during the Reign of King CHARLEs II. –
art W.

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PREFACE.

THE principles upon which the New Annual Register has been conducted, have been amply vindicated by the testimony of facts and experience. They are, indeed, the principles of constitutional liberty, the principles of the Bill of Rights, the principles which seated the house of Brunswic on the throne of these kingdoms. We expect therefore to hear no more of those despicable cavils, which the voice of venal faction had raised against us, and of which this notice will shortly to the only menjial.

Should it now be 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; and if that criterion be observed in deciding on our merits, we defy the most captious critic to fix upon us a charge of incon

sistency.

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