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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, 133.
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, 10 142. Bons mots of, to 144.

Happy imitation of another's style, ibid. He devotes 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 151.

Character of the Coalition Ministry, 152.

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

Pite'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.

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, 183,

His reception by the Scotch literati, 186. Prosecutes a

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

Speech on the payment of the Nabab 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,
secutors, 221. Burke's eloquent panegyric an Sheridan's

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

towards Sheridan by Mr. M'Cormick, 225, Query, In

what should Mr. Burke envy Mr. Sheridan i 226. What are

the proofs of that envy! 227, Commercial 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, 232. Mr, Pitt joins in deeming the promotion

of the plans of Dissenters inexpedient, when they profess

şuch intentions, ?34. Lord North gains a bey from Mr,

Burke about an example in prosody, 235.

The Regency, 237 Account and character of Burke's

proceedings, to 240. Humorous writings of Opposition,

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

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

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

lands 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, 259. Charge

refuted, 252.- The same ay:hor insinuates that Burke was a

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

support of the charge, ibid. Eurke often in einbarrassed

circumstances, 254-bụt not from vicious habits, 255. Be-

nevolence and liberality of private character, 256. Mistake

about laudanum, in attempting a medicinal application, 257,

Leath of Si: Joshua Reynolds, 257. Burke's character of

af him, 262. Mr. Hamilton endeavours to renew his inters

course with Burke, but without success, to 266,

FRENCH REVOLUTION.

General end of Government, 268. Old Government of

France, to 272. Remote and immediate causes of its down-

fall, to 275: The fall of the old Government pleasing to

many Britons, from considering the general necessity of a

revolution, not the peculiar features of that revolution, to

280. Burke, reasoning from experience, disapproves of the

Rights of Man doctrines, as he had always done, to 283,

Is accurately informed of the intentions of the revolucionary

readers by Thomas Paine, to 288. Learns from him that it

is their object to revolutionize all countries, ibid. Burke

right in judgment, and consistent in opinion, to 291.

cossions in the House between Messrs, Burke, Fox, and

Sheridan, to 300.

Burke prepares his • Reflections,' 301 to 303. • Reflec-

tions' analyzed, and the intellectual process of Burke's mind

marked; the materials on which his genius operated, the

consistency of his opinions, the profoundess of his reason.

ing, and the justness of his conclusions shewn; the beauty,

sublimity, and pathas exemplified, 305 to 339. Address to

Mr. Burke from the University of Oxford, 341 to 343.-

Conveyed to him by Mr, Windham, ibid. Mr. Burke's

letter to that gentleman, to 345. Account and character of

the admirers and censurers of the · Reflections,' to 347.

Answered by Dr. Priestley, 347. Paine's Rights of Man,'

Part I. doctrines, reasoning, and character of, to 353.-

Effects, 35+. Burke's • Letter to a Member of the National

Assembly,' to 3;6. Discussion between Messrs. Fax and

Burke, to 361. Burke's • Appeal from the New Whigs to

the Old,' to 366. At Margate, ibid. A clergyman under-

takes to instruçt him by a political sermon, 367. Mr.

Mackintosh's · Vindiciæ Gallicæ,' character of, to 372.---

Wisdom in thaf author's mind now takes the place of in-

genious theory, 372. Buike's First Memorial,' 374

Danger of this country in 1792, 375. Paine's · Second

Part,' ibid. Proclamation against seditious writings, 376.

Establishment of Corresponding Societies, 377. Exultation

of the Republicans on the retreat of the Duke of Brunswick,

378. Burke recommends a general confederacy, 380. Sc-

cond Memorial, ibid. Association against Republicans and

Levellers, 391. Discussion of Mr. Fox's conduct, 'to 393.

Splendid display of parliamentary eloquence on the internal

state of the country and war with France, 385. Burke's

very high opinion of Fox, ibid. • Letter to the Duke of

Portland,' 386. Attempts to gain over Fox, 388. Burke's

visit to Oxford, 389. Dr. Winstanley's account of his

learning, 390 and 391. Third Memorial, 392 to 394.-

Death of his brother Richard, ibid. Account of democra-

tical writers, to 397. Corresponding Society, and plan for

a National Convention, 398.

BURKE retires from Parliament, 399.

State of that as-

sembly when he left it, 401. Mr. Windham, to 403. Mr.
Dundas, to 405. Burke's son intended to be his successor
in the Borough of Malton, 405. Joy of the father on his
election, and on his being appointed Secretary to Lord Fitz-
william, 406. Returns from Yorkshire in high spirits with
his son, ibid. Entertains a party of his friends, and ex.
presses his delight at the appointments of his son, ibid. His
friends, seeing the young gentleman's state of health, re-
gret the flattering hopes of the father, 407. In a week
these are blasted for ever, ibid. Tender grief and mag-
nanimous fortitude, to8.

• Letter to Sir Hercules Langrishe,' 408—to the Duke

of Norfolk, 409. Receives a pension for himself and Mrs.

Burke, 410. Mr. M.Cormick's charge of corruption dis-

proved, to 412. Letter about the Duke of Bedford, to 416.

His remarks on seditious meetings, 416. Burke's pursuits

and his retirement, 417. Institution in favour of the chile

dren of Emigrants, 418. Benefit-clubs, ibid. Revered ty

the poor, 419.

Regicide Peace,' 10 423. Answered hy

John 'Thelwall, 424.

BURKE visited by an eminent literary gentleman, 425.--

Guest's impression from the host's first address, ibid. From

his powers of conversation, ibid. Host's account of a diffe-

rence of opinion between himself and David Hume, 426

10 428.--His high praise of Dr. Adam Smith, 428.-Con-

versation on Godwin and paradoxes, 429. Imputes God-

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win's theories to a desire of appearing deep when really
shallow, ibid. Comparative merits of majors and minors
in argument, 430. Conversation concerning Fox, ibid.
Remark on Horne Tooke, 431.-On Robespierre and
Louis XVI. ibid. Thinks Boswell's Life the best record
of Johnson's powers, ibid. Appropriately kind behaviour
to juvenile guests, 432. Mr. M.Cormick's account of
Oren's advertisement about him and Mr. Burke, 433.-
Supposes its severity hastened Burke's death, ibid.
If thai were an honour, it is not merited by the author of
the advertisement, because Burke was in good health four
months after, 434. Burke's contempt for petty malignity,
ibid. Writes his last work on proposals for peace with the
Regicide Directory, 435. His health begins to decline,
ibid. Finds his dissolution rapidly approaching, 436–His
conduct at so aweful a period, to 439–Death, ibid.-Fu.
neral, to 440-Last will and codicil, to 452. Summary of
his intellectual and moral character, to the end..

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