Imagens das páginas
PDF
ePub

THE

ANNUAL REGISTER,

OR A VIEW OF THE

H I S T O R Y,
POLITICS,

[merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][graphic]

LOND ON:
Printed for J. DODSLEY, in Pall-Mall, 1788.

1

P R E F A CE.

C°

YONSIDERING the very long acquaintance

whieh we have so happily maintained with the
Public, a Preface to our Twenty-eighth Volume
feems a very unnecessary ceremony. Even acknow-
ledgments of kindness and professions of gratitude
become tiresome by a continued repetition; and yet,
if custom has rendered such an introduction neces-
fary, and it is expected that we should say something
upon the subject, how can we possibly refrain from
the genuine expression of our sentiments, under the
strong impressions which the liberal and unvarying
favour of that Public, through so long a course of
years, has indelibly stamped upon us?
manifestation, however, of our gratitude, will be in
act and not in words; in using our utmost exer-
tions still to preserve the Annual Register in that
style of reputation and character, which has hitherto
procured it such marked distinction and so unli-
mited a patronage:

As the year of which we treat did not super-
abound in political events of great general import-
ance, and was happily free from the dazzling
brilliance of military exploits, these circumstances

afforded

The proper

8

« AnteriorContinuar »