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POLITICS AND LITERATURE
EUROPE AND AMERICA,
FOR THE YEAR
PRECEDED BY A MEMOIR
THE RIGHT HONOURABLE GEORGE CANNING.
PRINTED FOR CONSTABLE & CO. EDINBURGH ; AND HURST, CHANCE, & Co. LONDON.
IN presenting the following Volume to the notice of the public, it may perhaps be necessary to state, that the sole intention of the Editor has been, to give a condensed and popular view of the Political and Literary progress of the different countries in Europe and America. The rapid increase and diffusion of knowledge, civilization, and liberal sentiment, call for such a Work; and the Editor only laments, that, in the ensuing pages, the plan on which it shall in future be annually conducted is so feebly and imperfectly developed. From the late period at which it was determined that the present Volume should be prepared, it was impossible to effect the necessary arrangements; but it is hoped, next year, in one, or perhaps two Volumes, to draw up an accurate and satisfactory Register of Politics, Science, and Literature.