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OF

EDMUND BURKE.

COMPREHENDING AN

IMPARTIAL ACCOUNT

OF HIS

LITERARY AND POLITICAL EFFORTS,

AND A

Sketch of the Conduct and Character

OF HIS MOST EMINENT

ASSOCIATES, COADJUTORS, AND OPPONENTS,

TĦE SECOND EDITION,

IN TWO VOLUMES.

VOL. II.

By ROBERT BISSET, ĻL.D.

LONDON:

PRINTED AND PUBLISHED BY

GEORGE CAWTHORN, BRITISH LIBRARY, NO. 132, STRAND,

BOOKSELLER TO HER ROYAL HIGHVESS THE PRINCESS OF WALES ;
MESSRS. RICHARDSON, ROYAL - EXCHANGE ; H. D. SYMONDS, J.
WALLIS, WEST AND IIUGHES, PATERNOSTER-ROW; J. WRIGHT,

PICCADILLY; AND P. HILL, EDINBURGH,

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CONTENTS

OP THB

SECOND VOLUME.

BURKE returns to his parliamentary efforts, i. Comparia

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 history and

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

plan, 10. Lord North’s great defect, want of firmnëss, 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 Iré.

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

rol, 20. Supports a bill favourable to the Roman Catholics,

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

like operations discussed in the House, 25. Keppel's crial,

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

connection with Lord Verney, 31. Observations on the
Scotch 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 partizari
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 strictures, 46. Lord North's propo-
sitions for the settlement of Ireland, 47. Burke's Lettet
to the People of Ireland,' 48. Animadversions of the pro-
fusion of Ministry; 49. The war begins to be unpopular,
5o. 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, ;2.

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 ncutrality 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 Nr. 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, 11. 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 ap-

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. Epitaph

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