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SECOND VOLUME.

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BURKE returns to his parliamentary efforts, 1. Comparis

son of Lord North to Sancho Panza, the Governor's phy-

sician, 3. His conduct on the capture of Burgoyne, 4.

Censured, 5. Speech on the employment of the Indians,

6 and 7. Mr. Fox proposes an inquiry into the listory and

state of the war, 9. Lord North proposes a conciliatory

plau, 10. Lord North's great defect, want of firmness, 12.

His proposed plan passes the House, 13. Considerations

on the state of the navy, 14. Diversity of opinion in mem-

bers of Opposition, 16 to 18. Application to Parliament in

favour of Ireland, 18. Burke supports the interest of Ire-

land, in opposition to the desire of his constituents of Briša

tol, 26. Supports a bill favourable to the Roman Catholics;

21. French war justifies the prediction of Burke, 24. Waro

like operacions discussed in the House, 25. Keppel's trial,

27. Proceedings of Burke and Fox therein, 29. Burke's

connection with Lord Verney, 31. Observations on the
$cotch anti-popish mob, 32:--Pleasantry, 33. Fox and
Burke's attack on Lord Sandwich, 34. Burke's violence
censured, 36. Proceedings respecting Burgoyne and the
Howes, 37. Burke acted in that inquiry more as a partizan
than a patriot, 39. His prediction verified by the Spanish
war, 40. War still popular, and why, 42. "Burke's speech
on Irish affairs, 44.—Part of it very violent and inflamma-
tory, 45. Humorous stricturts, 46. Lord North’s propo
sitions for the settlement of Ireland, 47. Burke's • Letter
to the People of Ireland,' 48. Arimadversions on the pro-
fusion of Ministry, 49. The war begins to be unpopular,
50. Burke's plan of economical reform, with analysis and

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character, 51 to 64. Mr. Dunning's motion on the increased

influence of the Crown, 65. Particular motions by Burke

in consequence of his general plan of reform, 66.

Riots of 1780, 67 to 71. Effects on the opinion of the

public, 71. Burke's hatred of popular licentiousness, 72.

Opposes an illiberal bill against Catholic teachers, 73.-

Draws up a petition against it, 74. Encouraged and praised
by Lord Thurlow for opposing the bill, ibid. The bill
thrown out, ibid. The employment of military during the
riots necessary, 75. Declines standing for Bristol at the
new election, 76. Vindicates his conduct to the electors,
ibid, to 80. Thoughts on imprisonment for debt, 81. View

of the popish penal laws, 83 to 87. Character of Sir George

Saville and Mr. Dunning, mover and seconder of the bill for

the relief of the Catholics, 87 to 92. Naval successes, 93.

Tend to vindicate Lord Sandwich from the charge of Burke,

ibid. Armed neutrality and Dutch war, 94. Burke's de-

fence of the Dutch censured, 95.

Mr. Burke revives his plan of economy in the new Par.

liament, 96. First appearance of Mr. Pitt on that occasion,

ibid. Short history, education, and character of that per.

sonage, 97 to 103. Peculiar excellence of his oratory, 104.

Compared with Messrs. Fox and Burke, 105. Effects of his

eloquence on that of Mr. Fox, 106.

First appearance of Mr. Sheridan, 106_Account and

character of, to 110. Discussion concerning India affairs,

110. Burke's speech thereon, ibid. Inquiry concerning

Admiral Rodney, 111. Mr. Fox's motion for a committee

on the American war, ibid. Review of the events of the

campaign, 1781, 113.

Burke's first allusion to John Zisca's skin, 115. Attack

on the Ministry from a variety of points, ibid. At last suc-
cessful, 116. Change of Administration, and Burke apa,
pointed Paymaster, ibid. Review and character of Burke's
efforts during the American war, 117 to 120. Private vir

tues of Lord North, 121.-Pathetic observations of, to a

little boy about strawberries, 122, Integrity unquestion-

able, ibid. Mr. Fox precipitately offers peace to the Dutch,

123. Death of the Marquis of Rockingham, 124. Epitapha

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by Burke, to 126, Anecdote of the Marquis's death-bed
conversation with Mr. Lee concerning his pecuniary trans-
actions with Mr. Burke, to 128. Odium incurred by Mr.
Burke, from the affair of Powell and Bembridge, 128. Pro-
bable that he was imposed on himself, 129. Resignation of
Messrs. Burke and Fox, ibid. '

They vindicate in Parliament their dereliction of office,

*132. Severe attack of Burke upon Lord Shelburne, 1330.

Coalition, 134. Discussion of the peace, and of the Coali.

tion, to 137. Coalition now known to have been first pro-

jec:ed by Burke, 137. He less inconsistent than Mr. Fox

in joining with Lord North, 138. Ministry resign, ibid.

The Coalition party come into office, ibid. Burke's genius

and exertions considered, to 142. Bons mots of, to 144.

Happy imitation of another's style, ibid. He devores his
attention to India affairs, 145. Derives momentous infor-

mation from Mr. Francis, ibid. Mr. Francis's important

memorial respecting the Zemindars, ibid. Original• letter

concerning, to his friend, Mr. John Burke, 146 to 155.

Character of the Coalition Ministry, 152.

Mr. Fox's East-India Bill, history of, 153 to 156. Mr.

Pitt's discussion of, to 158. Burke's defence of, to 162.

Passes the House of Commons, ibid. Thrown out in the

Lords, 164. Ministry dismissed, ibid. His Majesty ap-

peals to the sense of the People, by a dissolution of Parlia-

ment, 165. The People return a majority friendly to Mr.

Pitt, 166.

· New Parliament, 165. Mr. Pitt's India Bill compared
with Mr. Fox's, 170. Unworthy treatment of Mr. Burke
in the House, 171.' His motion against Hastings, 173. in

Last illness of Dr. Johnson, 175. Burke's affectionate so.

licitude and kindness, ibid. His last visit to the sage, 176.

Suggests a Latin quotation characteristic of Johnson, ibid.

Intellectual, moral, and literary character, to '180. His ad.

miration of Burke, ibid. Review of letters at his death, to

184. Burke chosen Rector of Glasgow University, 185,

His reception by the Scotch literati,. 186. Prosecutes a

newspaper for defamation, 187. His villa robbed, 188.

Speech on the payment of the Nabob of Arcot's debts, 190,

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Opposes reform in Parliament, 191, His son writes against

Major Cartwright on that subject, 192. Opposes the Irish

propositions, 193 to 195. Rise and progress of the inquiry

about Mr. Hastings, 195 to 216. His acquittal, however

just, no impeachment of the motives and conduct of his pro-

sccutors, 221. Burke's eloquent panegyriç on Sheridan's

speech on the Begums, 223. Mr. Burke charged with envy

towards Sheridan by Mr. M*Cormick, 225. Query, in

what should Mr. Bạrke envy Mr. Sheridan: 226. What are

the proofs of that envy! 227. Cammercial treaty with

France, 228. Burke's views of the dispositions of France,

230. His conduct respecting the Test Act justified, 231,

Dr. Priestley's boast that the established church is about to

be blown up, 732. Mr. Pitt joins in deeming the promotion

of the plans of Dissenţers inexpedient, when they profess

such intentions, 234. Lord North gains a 'beç froin Mr,

Burke about an example in prosody, 235. '.

The Regency, 237. Account and character of Bạrke's

proceedings, to 240. Humorous writings of Opposition,

241. Character of the poetry of Laurą Maria, &c, sati,

rized by Mr. Wilļiam Gifford, 243. Burke's jaunt with

Mr. Windham to Scotland, 244. Beauties of the High,

Jands of Perthshire, ibid.Dunkeld, Blair, Faskaly, ibid.

Fair maids of the inn, 245. Anecdote of Mr. Dundas, 246,

Confluence of the Tay and Tummel, 247. Peninsula of
Logierait, ibid.-Ballechin, ibid.--Taymouth, 248.-Con-
versation in Argyleshire with a clergyman about the poems,

of Ossian, to 250. Mr. M-Cormick charges Burke with

· making Hastings's trial a job for his friends, 250. Charge

refuted, 752. The same auihor insinuates that Burke was a

marriage-broker, 253.-Neither evidence nor probability in

support of the charge, ibid. Burke often in einbarrassed

circumstances, 254--but not from vicious habits, 255. Bes

nevolence and liberality of pţivate character, 256. Mistake

about laudanum, in attempting a medicinal application, 257,

Death of Sị: Joshua Reynolds, 257. Burke's character of

of him, 262. Mr. Hamilton endeavours to renew his inter:

@ourse with Burke, but without success, to 266.

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