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L I T E R A T U RE,

For the YEAR 1767.

The FIFTH EDITION

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LONDON:
Printed, by Aflignment from the Executors of the late

Mr. JAMES DODSLEY,
FOR W. OTRIDGE AND SON ; R. FAULDER ; J. CUTHELL; R. LEA ;
OGILVY AND SON ; J. NUNN; J. WALKER; LACKINGTON,

ALLEN, AND CO. ; E. JEFFERY; AND

VERNOR AND HOOD,
By J, WRIGHT, Denmark-Court, Strand.

1800

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P R E F A C E.

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HE year of which we treat, notwith

standing the peaceable aspect of the times, has not been unproductive of events which claim a considerable degree of attention. Of these, the expulsion of the Jesuits from Spain and Naples is not the least extraordinary, nor likely to be the least confiderable in its consequences. The affairs of Poland have attracted much of the general attention of Europe; and, it is to be hoped, are now settled upon an happy

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permanent basis. The origin of the late disputes, the past and present state of the Dissidents, and many particularities relative to the history and government of that country, which were requisite to be known, to form a proper judgment of those transactions, were but little considered or understood in this part of the world. We have therefore given our readers 'all the satisfaction on those heads, which the materials that we could procure would afford, and the plan of our work allow. The subject is indeed peculiarly

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