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ANNUAL REGISTER,

OR GENERAL REPOSITORY OF

H IS TO RY,
POLITICS,

A N D

L I T E R A TU RE,

For the YEAR 1787.

TO WHICH IS PRÉFIXED,
The HISTORY OF KNOWLEDGE, LEARNING, and
TASTE, in GREAT BRITAIN, dunrig rhe Reign of HENRY
the Eighth, from the Year 1509:10 1,547. :

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LONDON,
Printed for G. G. J. and J. ROBINSON, Pater nofter-Row.

MDCCLXXXVIII,

PUBLIC LIBRARY 152909

ASTOR, LENOX AND TILDEN FOUNDATIONS.

1409

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P R E F A с Е.

THE

HE present volume of the New Annual Re

gifter will be found to have called forth not less industry and diligence in its compilers, than those which have preceded it; at the same time that we have been enabled to offer. it somewhat earlier to the curiosity of our readers. We trust that that Public, to whose encouragement we are so deeply indebted, will give us credit for the uniformity and constancy of our exertions. If we cannot add to the scientific improvements, or the literary embellishments of the age, we will at least not subtract from our merits by irregularity and caprice.

As we proceed in our History of Knowledge and Taste, our subject becomes every hour more interesting. The Literary History of the Period of the Re. formation is a grand and awful spectacle, and it has been our aim that it should not lose its effect by not being brought together in a full and complete view.

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