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

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, 408.

Letter to Sir Hercules Langrishe,' 408-to the Duke

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

Burke, 410. Mr. McCormick'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 chil

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

the poor, 419.
Regicide Peace,' to 423. Answered by

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

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

versation on Godwin and paradoxes, 429. Imputes God-

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. McCormick's account of

Owen's advertisement about him and Mr. Burke, 433.-

Supposes its severity hastened Burke's death, ibid.-

If that 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.-Fa-
neral, to 440-Last will and codicil, to 452. Summary of
his intellectual and moral character, to the end.




BEFORE Parliament met the ensuing winter, very important events had taken place in America. General Howe, with the main army, had gained several victories, which many have asserted might have put an end to the war. General Burgoyne, with the northern army, endeavouring to effect a junction with the Commander in Chief, got into a defile, and was compelled to surrender.

In the sessions 1777 Burke returned to his vigorous attention to parliamentary business. During no preceding meeting had there been so great a quantity of important affairs, and in none had the powers of Burke

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