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THE

HISTORY

Of the REIGN of

Queen ANNE,

Digested into
A NN ALS

YEAR the EIGHTH.

CONTAINING
An exact and uninterrupted Relation of all

Affairs, Civil and Military, both at Home and
Abroad, during the Year 1709, as the Advances and
Negotiations towards a General Peace; the Campaigns
in the Netherlands, Spain, Portugal, Piedmont, and on
the Rhine ; the Great Successes of the Muscovites; the
Changes in Poland, and War in the North; the Pro-
ceedings in the Parliament of Ireland; and chiefly those
of the British Parliament, in Reference to the Im-
peachment of Dr. Sacheverell : Most particularly the
Speeches of many of the Lords, upon the several
Articles of the Impeachment, before their Lordships
gave Judgment in Westminster-Hall; which are not
taken Notice of in the Tryal, or in any other Book
yet publish'd.

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To the Right Honourable

Henry BENTINCK,

EARL OF

PORTLAND,

Viscount WOODSTOCK,

Baron of CIRENCESTER, &c.

My LORD
T is the general Topick

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Great, to shelter themselves against the dreaded Malice and Envy of Criticks, whom they look upon as their declared Enemies: But as I have, for these Eight Years past, publith'd these Memoirs, under the Banner of Truth and Impartiality, with the kind Acceptance of the Unprejudicd; I shall wave that poor and ridiculous Pretence; For I think it no less impertinent in an Author to obtrude Composure, of which he has himself a mean Opinion, to the Patronage of a Nobleman, than 'twould be for an Obscure Plebeian to desire a Perfon of Birth and Diftin&tion, to be his

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