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. nued favours we experience from the Public, if our zeal and industry was not proportioned to the importance of the subjects on which we treated, and to their interest in them. The transactions of foreign nations, however general or extensive their consequences, however connected by interest or alliance we might be in them, or however brilliant the matter which they afforded for history, are not only of a secondary but very remote confideration, when placed in any degree of comparison with the subjećts of which we now treat. Our public affairs are unfortunately at present the history of all that part of the world which affords materials for any. Britains, however deeply, are not alone interested in the consequences. They may extend, not only to the refined, but widely into the

more uncultivated parts of the Globe. . It therefore

iy P R E F A C E. therefore behoved us, not to pass through negligence, omit through hurry, or render

obscure by an ill-timed brevity, any mat- : ter which tended to the elucidation of a "

subjećt, in which our Readers are so immediately and deeply concerned. The time of publication was with us, and we will believe with them, by no means the principal object of attention. We might have saved much labour and time by publishing early, and of course, more imperfectly. Our Publisher has liberally seconded our

views in affording the expence consequent

of so great an extension of the Historical Article. He thinks he cannot do too much to testify his gratitude to the Public, and

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abundance of matter which is now necessarily discussed, it trebles in extent the amount of the History in any year of the late war.

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