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OR A VIEW OF THE
For the YEAR 1780.
Printed for J. DODSLEY, in Pall-mall, 1781.
S it would give us the greatest concern, that any part of that Public, to whom we owe fuch long-continued and infinite obligations, should attribute the lateness of our publication, either to an unthankful remiffness on our fide, or to a prefumptuous confidence on their favour, we think it neceffary at this time to say a few words upon the subject.
Our first confiderable failure in point of time, proceeded from unavoidable misfortune; from long and dangerous illness; a fort of interruption, which a course of years must be expected naturally to produce. Whoever will at all confider the nature of an annual work, of great diver