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THE MOST REMARKABLE REVOLUTIONS AND EVENTS, AS WELL
AS THE MOST EMINENT AND ILLUSTRIOUS CHARACTERS, OF

MODERN TIMES;

WITH A VIEW OF THE
PROGRESS OF SOCIETY AND MANNERS,

ARTS AND SCIENCES,

FROM THE
IRRUPTION OF THE GOTHS AND VANDALS, ATEHER NORTH-

ERN NATIONS, UPON THE ROMAN
i .

TO THE
CONCLUSION OF THE AMERICAN WAR.

DESIGNED FOR THE
IMPROVEMENT AND ENTERTAINMENT

OF YOUTH.

BY THE REV. JOHN ADAMS, A. M.

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Omne tulit punctum qui miscuit utile dulci. HOR.

PUBLISHED BY BENNET AND WALTON,

BOOK-SELLERS, PEILADELPHIA,

JAMES J. WILSON, PRINTER, TRENTON,

- 1813.

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IT is the business of an able Historian to ex. hibit manners as well as facts and events; for certainly, whatever displays the state and life of mankind, in different periods, and illustrates the progress of the human mind, is morceful and interesting, than the detail of sieges and battles. To engage my Readers to the study of History, written upon this plan, is the design of the folfollowing Performance. It is aCompilation from the most celebrated Historians; such as, Hume, Robertson, Goldsmith, Guthrie ; and Russel, Author of the History of Modern Europe, a late publication of very great merit.

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