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GENERAL INDEX to the Whole.
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Universal History, formed regulated plan, were so obvious to the learned world, that the work no sooner appeared, than it acquired a reputation, almost as extensive as its subject. It has not only met with the most favourable reception through all the British dominions, but has been translated into several languages, and cited, with marks of esteem, by the most distinguished writers in foreign countries.
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