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George II., 247.
Grattan, 286.
Grenville, 271.
Hale, 245.
Henry II., 242.
Henry the Great, King of France, 243.
Howard, the philanthropist, 264.
Keppel, Admiral, 278.
Lanfranc, 238.
Louis XVI., 259.
Maria Antoinette, Queen of France, 148, 263.
Monk, 246.
North, Lord, 284.
Pius VI., Pope, 282.
Reynolds, Sir Joshua, 282.
Richard Cour de Lion, 242.
Robert Duke of Normandy, 240.
Rockingham, Marquis of, 269-monumental inscription to,

Rousseau, Jean Jaques, 250.
Saville, Sir George, 273—monumental inscription to, 416.
Smith, Sir Sydney, 284.
Townshend, Charles, 265.
Walpole, Sir Robert, 248.
William the Conqueror, 238.

William Rufus, 240.

its effect in preserving the loyalty and good-will of the people,
50—its gradual formation, 53—advantages attendant upon it,
57—caution to be observed in reforming it, 60mour security

depending on its preservation, 61.

a summary of the life of, xi.-his political creed and con-
sistency, Chapter VII., 287—his idea of liberty, 287—his
regard for the British Constitution, 287—his opinion of civil
government, 287—his answer to the charge of being a partisan,
289—his estimation of the opinion of the people, 294—his
independent spirit, 295—his answer to the charge of his being
an aristocrat, 297—his opinion of theoretic changes, 298—his


regard for the principles of the Revolution in 1688, 298~his
agreement with Whig principles, 298—his appeal to his own
character and conduct 299—his defence of his own consistency,
300—his description of himself in 1795, 314-his opinion as
to the decline of states, 315—his reason for opposing the
revolutionary spirit in France, 317—his account of his own
party, 319—his account of his pension, 320_his reasons for

defending his political conduct, 321,-a part of his will, 418.
Catholics, the penal laws against, 205 :

establishment of the laws against, 205—evil tendency in Ire-
land of the penal code against Catholics, 205-erroneous title
given to the Catholic penal code, 206—religious persecution,
208-conduct of the Catholics during the American War, 209
-the Protestant Association in 1780, 210—conduct of the
Catholics during the riots of 1780, 211-party government,
and Protestant ascendancy in Ireland, 212—Catholicity as
regards society, 217—the No-Popery cry, 218—the Catholic
Church in Canada, 220-protection of Catholicity essential to
the preservation of Christendom, 222—the Catholic clergy

and their education, 224.
Church of ENGLAND,

necessity for its encouragement of toleration, 364— payment

of its clergy, 367.
DEBI SING, cruelties of, 117.
Divorce, 367.
DOWDESWELL, the Right Hon. William, epitaph on, 415.

Epitaph on the monument of the Right Hon. William Dowdes-
well in Bushley Church, Worcestershire, 415_inscription on
the pedestal of the statue of Sir George Saville, in York
Cathedral, 416-inscription to the Marquis of Rockingham,

in the mausoleum, near Wentworth House, Yorkshire, 417.

some thoughts on the approaching executions of the rioters in

1780, 371-additional reflections thereon, 375.
FRANCE AND THE French Revolution, Chapter IV., 130.


condition of, in 1789, 130—the clergy of, in 1760, 131—the
war against revolutionary France, 156—the true motives for
war against, 156-spirit of proselytism and aggrandisement in
France, 157—position of England with regard to France
during the period of a continental war, 162—tone to be adopted
by government in making war against France, 163—energy
required to enable England to carry on the war, 166—depen-
dence of a war on its popularity, 169—the probable length
of the war with France, 170—aid to be given to the royalists
in France, 174—the war really a war of the Jacobins against
Europe, 175_right of Europe to make war upon the French
Republic, 176—absurdity of comparing the French Directory
with the British Constitution, 183—the lower and higher
classes during the period of a war, 185—the embassies to the
French Republic from the different states of Europe, 196–
embassy from Tuscany to the French Republic, 198—rupture
of the negotiations for peace, 199—last words of Edmund

Burke relative to the war with France, 204.
French Revolution, the, 133:

picture of revolutionary France, 133-error in comparing the
French Revolution with that of England in 1688, 137-quali-
fications for political power, 139—causes of European manners
and civilisation, 141—the revolutionary events in Paris on
the 6th Oct., 1789, and the sufferings of the King and Queen
of France, 143—the French republic, 152—reasons for not
congratulating the French revolutionists on their newly-
acquired liberty, 152—the National Assembly of France,
153—the Terrorists in France, 154-want of practical wisdom
in France at the period of the Revolution, 155–sufferings of
the French priests in the Revolution, 155.

HONOURABLE, misapplication of the term, 381.

INDIA, and the misgovernment of Warren Hastings, Chap-

ter III., 90.
INDIA, 90:

British India in 1783, 90—state of its government in 1783, 95
-the Carnatic and Hyder Ali, 99—the proper mode of con-

ducting the government in India, 107—the debt to the Nabob

of Arcot, 108.

conduct which Great Britain should adopt towards Ireland,
225—religious dissension in Ireland, 227-legislation in
Ireland, 227—cause of rebellions in Ireland, 227—false
notions respecting Irish insurrection, 229-advantage of a
liberal policy towards Ireland, 231—the evil attending on the
government of the minority in Ireland, and the essential
advantage of a close connection between that country and
England, 231.



Law, the, and the judges, 363.
LIBELS, 389.
LIBERTY, and the social relations of mankind, 324-true liberty,

324—the rights of man, 326—civil society, 331.
Louis XVI., sufferings of, 143—character of, 259.

MARIA ANTOINETTE, sufferings of, 143—description of, 148—

character of, 263.
MARRIAGE AND DIVORCE, 367—marriage of minors, 368.
MISCELLANEOUS subjects, Chapter VIII., 324.

Nobility and the law of primogeniture, 361.

PARLIAMENT, the, 36:

the Houses of Lords and Commons, 36-character of the
House of Commons, 37—connection of the House of Com-
mons with the people, 39—constitution of the House of Com-
mons, 40—its legislative authority, 41-power of Parliament,
41_objections to the frequency of triennial parliaments, 43—
their expense, 44—their inutility as a check upon members,
44-advantages arising from the frequent vacations of Par-
liament, 46-right of private judgment in members of Parlia-
ment, and objections to their being pledged to their consti-
tuents, 47.

PARSIMONY AND Economy, distii zion between, 386. .

Party, 349 :

the duty of interfering in party questions, 349—the utility
and necessity of political connections, 350—perpetual exist-

ence of parties in the state, 359.
Passions, the study of, 394.
PRIMOGENITURE, the law of, 361.
REFORM, 338:

timely reform, 338-middle course to be observed in reform,
340_energy and vigilance requisite to prevent the spreading

of factious principles under the guise of reform, 346.
Rich, the interference of, in factious agitation, 383.
SLAVE TRADE, the, 370.
SOVEREIGN, the, the Parliament and the British Constitution,

Chapter I., 1..
SOVEREIGN, the, 1 :

the sovereign of Great Britain's right of succession and title to

the crown, 1—the sovereign's choice of ministers, 28.
Spain in 1791,

SUBLIME and Beautiful compared, 404.
SYMPATHY in the distresses of others, effects of, 390.
Taxation, 360 :

smallness in amount of wrong taxation, no excuse for it, 79—
facility of unwise taxation, 360—property tax, 360—the duties

of a financier, 360.

state of the English stage in 1796, 406—dramatic composi-

tion, 407.
TRIENNIAL PARLIAMENTS, objections to, 42.
WARREN HASTINGS, the charges against, 110 :

exordium of the speech against Warren Hastings, 110–
cruelties of Debi Sing, 117—necessity of enforcing the law
with regard to the misgovernment in India, 124—peroration

of the speech against Warren Hastings, 125.



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