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The HISTORY of KNOWLEDGE, LEARNING, TASTE, and
SCIENCE, in Great Britain, during the Reign of Queen Anne,
—Part IV.

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Most of the domestic events which the historical department of the present volume of the New ANNUAL REG Is TER embraces, excited a very general and deep interest when they occurred, and will be contemplated as portions of our history, with attention, by all who wish to study and understand the British Character and Constitution. \

The investigation respecting the causes of the failure and disgrace of our arms at Walcheren first occurred : the examinations, the documents, the evidence on this subject are full and explicit, and bear strongly on those who planned, and on him to whom was intrusted the execution of the expedition. It is true the British Public did not regard the inquiry with such eager and suspicious attention as they did in the preceding year the proceedios respecting the Duke of York; but they were by no means careless or inattentive observers of what was passing; and they beheld with surprise and sorrow their Representatives applaud what they, from weighing the same evidence, almost unanimously condemned. .

1810. a 2 Their

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