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L I T E R A TU RE,
For the YEAR 1789.
The HISTORY of KNOWLEDGE, LEARNING, and
TASTE, in GREAT BRITAIN, during Part of the Reign of
L O N D ON,
P R E F A
N presenting another Volume of the New An
nual Register to the Public, there are two circumstances which we have reason to reflect upon with pleasure. The first is, that we have been able to give it so early an appearance; and the other, that it has been executed with an attention and diligence which cannot fail of procuring it a favourable reception.
In the Foreign History, besides the Narrative of the important Events that have taken place in the Eastern Parts of Europe in Germany, in Holland, and in Flanders, the account we have given of the proceedings of the Notabies in France will demand, in an especial manner, the notice of our Readers, as they will thence be enabled to trace, with perfpicuity and precision, the steps which have led to the late astonishing Revolution, and to see that, womderful as it is, it was the necessary result of the previous disposition of things in that country.
With regard to Great Britain, we have endeavoured to relate, with accuracy, copiousness, and im