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Turning with easy eye thou may'st behold-
MILTON.- Paradise Regained.
Hatton Garden, Holborn;
National Register :
For OCTOBER, 1817.
NATIONAL AND PARLIAMENTARY NOTICES,
(British and Foreign,) PROSPECTIVE AND RETROSPECTIVE.
MADE BY THE
REGULATIONS FOR THE ROYAL NAVY. PROPOSALS
blished on system; and the regulationsintroduced into the management of it, from
time to time, have rather been suggested REGULATIONS
to meet the pressure of the moment, and
as provisions of exigency and expediency, THE ROYAL NAVY.
than as the careful and well selected determinations of cool, unbiassed and
leisurely judgment. BOARD OF ADMIRALTY,
Like some of our great cities, origipally a straggling collection of the huts
of fishermen or labourers, forming a SANCTIONED BY ORDER IN COUNCIL: narrow, winding, incommodious lane; Commencing the 1st Day of January, 1817.
sufficient as a way of access for the inhabitants to their dwellings; but, ab
solutely unfit to become the great If the question were put to most thoroughfare of a vast metropolis : abnatives of Britain, which is the first solutely unfit to be the resort of important interest of your country ?- merchants, of foreigners, of vessels and after having excepted each his own, they their inmates from every quarter of the would fix on the Navy as most accurately globe ; of buyers, of sellers, from the answering the enquiry intended. And interior ; of courts of justice, and the yet, if they were examined as to their official attendants on the police.--A acquaintance with this leading article city, laid out with a foresight of the the majority would be found lamentably necessary accommodations for these purdeficient. Are they familiar with its poses, will not require that removal of history ? with its condition with its projecting nuisances which deform the extent with its progress ? with its public ways in an ancient town; that divisions ? with its requisites ? Nothing formation of new openings, that roundof all this. They know, in general, ing of corners, and those numerous what all the world knows, that it has changes in form and destination, withusually proved victorious
over its out which a town may be indeed a enemies, and that, as the means of se- maze of edifices; but, neither concurity from assaults of invaders, the venient, salubrious, nor beautiful. British islands are indebted to it, beyond In like manner, there has always been the ordinary expression of language. much to clear away, when improvements
The British Navy has gradually in our Navy have been under congrown up to its present magnitude and templation ; what has been introduced importance : it was not criginally esta- from the best of motives, has not alVOL. VII. No. 37. Lit. Pan. N. S. Oct, 1.