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LI T E R A T U R E,

For the YEAR 1808.

TO WHICH IS PREFIXEI),

Tel!!STORY of KNOWLEDGE, LEARNING, and TASTE,
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THE NEW

ANNUAL REGISTER,

OR GENERAL REPOSITORY OF

HIS T ORY,

POL ITICS,

AND

LI T E R A T U R E,

For the YEAR 1808.

TO WHICH IS PREFIXEI),

T! STORY of KNOWLEDGE, LEARNING, and TASTE, old foibor Bands, during the Reizu of Queen Ame-Part II.

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PREFACE.

In presenting our Annual Volume to the public we feel satisfied that no preface, either for specific detail or studied eulogium, can be necessary. The plan of the work is sufficiently known; but of the general performance we may be permitted to remark, that if favourable acceptance be deemed a just criterion of literary execution, we shall be justified in reviewing our labours with no inconsiderable feelings of satisfaction. Gratitude for favours received, has operated as a stimulus to increased exertions, and we offer the present Volume to the public, in the confidence that it is entitled to, and will experience, similar approbation with those which have preceded it.

We may, perhaps, be excused again adverting to those efforts by which we have been enabled to procure so early a publication of the Volume, and to give it in this respect a superiority over every other work of a similar description ;-a superiority which few will estimate lightly, and which those particularly, who are eager to convey to their friends in remote settlements the earliest arranged intelligence of the events transacted on the theatre of Europe in the preceding year, will know how to appreciate.

It is with regret that we find ourselves, in the Historical Department of our Labours, compelled still to detail the atrocities and ravages of war; and that we see year after year pass away, marked by all the crimes of ambition and all the virulence of hostility. To observe and narrate the

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