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partiality, the peculiar fituation fhe was placed in, in confequence of the king's illness, and the very interesting debates which that illness occafioned concerning the Settlement of a Regency.
In the Introductory Part, we are arrived at a period in which the Literature of England becomes fo various and extenfive, that we cannot comprize our review of it, during a whole reign, within the compafs of a fingle article. To do juftice, in this respect, to the æra of queen Elizabeth, into which we have now entered, will, probably, require the addition of two fucceeding Numbers.
Of our Miscellaneous Department we may safely affert, that it will be found inftructive and entertaining in a high degree, and that there is a variety in it which will.render it.agreeable to readers of the most different taftes and difpotions As to the account of Domestic and Forign Literature, it is sufficient to fay, that it is drawn up with all the care and candour which we have hitherto difplayed, and that we have increasing reafon to be latisfied with the scientific plan on which it was originally formed, and has hitherto been conducted.
The Hiftory of Knowledge, Learning, and Tafte, in Great Britain, dur-
Affairs of France. New Miniftry. Perfecution of Mr. de Calonne. Ap-
"pointment of the Archbishop of Toulouse. Retrenchments and Reforms.
Council of Finances. Stamp Duty Conduct of the Parliament of Paris.
Demand for the States-General. Land Tax. Bed of Justice. Impeach-
ment of Mr. de Calonne. Parliament banished. Remonftrances of the other
Projected Exchange of Bavaria. Germanic League. Death of the King of
Prufia Poly of bis Succeffor. Affair of the Prince of Orange.
Military Interfer enee of Great Britain and Pruffia to adjust the Diffentions
Turkish Expedition against Egypt. Journey of the Empress of Ruffia to
Cherfon. Met by the King of Poland and the Emperor. Turks declare
War against her. Attack of Kinburn. Hoflilitics of the Emperor. En-
gagements in the Euxine. Proceedings of the King of Sweden. Battle of Hoogland. Army declares against the War. Danish Invasion. Armif tice. Manoeuvres of the Grand Vifier. Surrender of Choczim. Surrender of Oczakow,
Domeftic Tranfactions. Royal Indifpofition, Meeting of Parliament. Expected Change of Adminiftration. Right of the two Houses of Parliament to elect a Regent afferted. Mode adopted by them for that Purpose,
CHA P. VI.
Correfpondence of the Prince of Wales and Mr. Pitt. Reftrictions on the Regency. Peerage Refriction. Government of the Royal Houshold vefted in the Queen. Seffion of Parliament opened. Regency Bill. Debates, 112.
Refumption of Royal Authority. Parliamentary Proceedings. Army. Navy. Ordnance. Treaty of Great Britain and Pruffia. Shop Tax repealéd. Pedlar's A& amended. Shrub Felony Act. County Election Act sufpended. Motion to repeal the Teft Act. Stanhope's Church Reform Bill. Tithe Bill. Bill to commemorate the Revolution,
Trial of Mr. Haftings. Mr. Burke cenfured by the House of Commons. India Budget. Extenfion of the Capital of the Eaft India Company, 145
CHA A P. IX.
Difcuffion of the Slave Trade. Queftion deferred. Mr. Addington Speaker.
PUBLIC PAPER S.
Lift of the Divifion of the House of Commons, Dec. 16, 1788, on the fecond Refolution, moved that Day by the Rt. Hon. William Pitt,