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EORGE the Second, by the Grace of God, King of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, Defender of the Faith, &c. To all to whom thefe Prefents fhall come, Greeting: Whereas WILLIAM OWEN, and WILLIAM JOHNSTON, of Our City of London, Bookfellers, have, by their Petition, humbly reprefented unto Us, That, they have with great Care, Labour and Expence, compleated a Work, intituléd, A NEW and GENERAL
The Lives of the most illuftrious Perfons, who have flourished in
all Nations, from the earliest Period to the Present Time,
And have moft humbly prayed, That We would grant Them
Our Royal Licence, for the fole Vending of their faid Dictionary,
for the Term of Fourteen Years, according to the Statute in that
Cafe made and provided; We, being willing to give all due En-
couragement, to a Work of this Nature, which may be of public
Ufe and Benefit, are graciously pleafed to condefcend to Their
Request; And We do, therefore, by thefe Prefents (fo far as may
be agreeable to the Statute in that behalf made and provided),
grant unto Them, the faid WILLIAM OWEN, and WILLIAM
JOHNSTON, Their Heirs, Executors, and Affigns, Our Royal
Privilege and Licence, for the fole printing, publishing, and vend-
ing their faid Dictionary, for the Term of Fourteen Years; to be
computed from the Date hereof, ftrictly forbidding and prohibiting
all Our Subjects within Our Kingdoms and Dominions, to reprint,
abridge, or tranflate the fame, either in the like or any other Vo-
lume or Volumes whatfoever; or, to import, buy, vend, utter, or
diftribute any Copies thereof, reprinted, beyond the Seas, during
the aforefaid Term of Fourteen Years, without the Consent and
Approbation of them, the faid WILLIAM OWEN and WILLIAM
JOHNSTON, their Heirs, Executors, or Affigns, by Writing
under their Hands and Seal, firft had and obtained, as they and
every of them offending herein will anfwer the contrary at
their Peril. Whereof the Commiffioners and other Officers of Our
Cuftoms, the Mafter Wardens and Company of Stationers of
Our City of London, and all other Our Officers and Ministers
whom it may concern, are to take Notice, that due Obedience
be rendered to our Pleafure herein fignified.
Given at our Court at Kenfington, the Twenty-third Day of
October 1755, in the Twenty-ninth Year of Our Reign.
By His Majefty's Command,
PARTICULARLY THE BRITISH AND IRISH;
From the Earliest Accounts of Time to the present Period,
Their remarkable ACTIONS and SUFFERINGS,
Their VIRTUES, PARTS, and LEARNING,
ARE ACCURATELY DISPLAYED.
With a CATALOGUE of their LITERARY PRODUCTIONS.
A NEW EDITION, IN TWELVE VOLUMES,
GREATLY ENLARGED AND IMPROVED.
PRINTED FOR W. STRAHAN, T. PAYNE AND SON, J. RIVING-
TON AND SONS, W. OWEN, B. WHITE, T. AND W.
LOWNDES, B. LAW, J. ROBSON, J. JOHNSON, G ROBINSON;
J. NICHOLS, J. MURRAY, W. GOLDSMITH, G. NICOL, J.
MACQUEEN, W. CHAPMAN, T. BOWLES, AND E. NEWBZ RYZ