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THE

HISTORY OF ENGLAND,

FROM THE

EARLIEST TIMES

TO THE

DEATH OF GEORGE THE SECOND,

BY OLIVER GOLDSMITH, M.B.

THE ELEVENTH EDITION, CORRECTED;

WITH

A CONTINUATION

TO THE

TREATY CONCLUDED AT PARIS,

IN THE YEAR 1815;

BY CHARLES COOTE, LL.D.

IN FOUR VOLUMES.

VOL. I.

LONDON:

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THE

CONTINUATOR'S PREFACE.

THE name of GOLDSMITE is familiar to every class of readers. His poems and other works have passed through many editions, and are yet in a state of requisition. He was a better poet than historian : but his efforts in the latter capacity have been honored with praise; and the work, of which a continuation is now given, is sufficiently popular to claim a renewal of publication. It is, perhaps, too concise; but it is to be considered, that a great number of readers are content with an abridgement of more voluminous histories, and that many of those who have read larger works upon the same subject are occasionally inclined to have recourse to a compendium.

The Continuation embraces a very remarkable period; and the events and transactions, worthy of record, are so numerous, that it is difficult to bring into a small compass the vast fund which offers itself to an historic writer.

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