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OR A VIEW OF THE
For the YEAR 1800.
Printed by T. Burton, No. 31, Little Queen-freet,
for the Proprietors of Dodjicy's Annual Regifter,
W.OTRIDGE AND SON; R. FAULDER; J. CUTHELL; OGILVY AND SON;
FROM a feries of incidents, to which mortality is at all times liable, and all men muft fometime encounter, the Annual Regifter had fallen more and more back in the time of publication. It was not an eafy matter to remedy this defect, and to overtake time, in fuch eventful years as the last decade of the Eighteenth Century; amidft multiplied political intrigues, internal convulfions, and wars fo wide in their extent, and complicated in their operation. This, however, has now been completely accomplished. We close the century, without being one volume in arrears; we conclude the volume for 1800, without leaving any event to be recorded in the next, that could, with any degree of propriety, be introduced and related in the prefent volume: so that, at the commencement of the century on which we have just entered, we fet out, in our historical inquiries and narratives, without any encumbrance.
We congratulate our readers on that great, though fomewhat unexpected, event, which fo aufpiciously marks the commencement of the prefent æra.* The Temple of Janus is fhut; it is not unreasonable to hope that it will be long before it be again opened. A dreadful but falutary experiment, in the course of the
* For a summary review and character of the Eighteenth Century, and more especially at its clofe, fee the conclufion of the Hiftory of Europe, in this volume,