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hereby Impower my said wife to dispose by her Will in writing or by any other instrument or writing to be attested by two Credible Witnesses, to or amongst all or any one of our Children as she pleases after her decease the sum of one hundred pounds Sterling, part of the said Six hundred pounds so appropriated as a fund for payment of the said yearly Interest thereof to her in manner as aforesaid. And the remaining sum of five hundred pounds I give and bequeath to my three sons Garrett, Edmund, and Richard Burke to be equally divided between them share and share alike. And if it should happen that my said wife should not dispose of the said one hundred pounds by Deed or Will as aforesd. I give and bequeath the same unto my said Son Richard Burke. And in case the said fund of Six hundred pounds or any part thereof should be paid in, my will is that the same shall be paid to such persons as my said Wife shall direct or appoint to be placed out at Interest so as my said wife may receive the yearly interest of such sums so paid in by half yearly paymts as aforesd. Thirdly I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Julia or Juliana Burke the sum of Six hundred pounds sterling to be paid to her as her marriage portion. Two hundred pounds whereof remain undisposed of principal money due to me by the said Mr. Harding and Mr. Piggott by two separate Judgements obtained by me against them for the penalty of four hundred pounds sterling debt besides Cost, and four hundred pounds part of the money due to me by Anthony Malone, Esqr. and Company Bankers to Compleat the said Sum of Six hundred pounds to be paid to her in one intire payment without any deduction whatsoever to be by her given to such husband as she shall chuse to Marry and until such marriage shall happen she is to receive and be paid the yearly Interest of the said Six hundred pounds by half yearly payments without any Let, Suit, trouble or deduction of any sort or kind whatsoever by my Executor. And if it should happen that she should remain unmarried, I do hereby impower her to dispose by Will or any other instrument in writing to be by her duly executed and attested by two Credible Witnesses the sum of one hundred pounds part of the said fund of Six hundred pounds to be paid after her decease to any one or more of her Brothers as she shall Judge most deserving from her of such favour. And further give and bequeath unto her the sum of twenty pounds and further sum of five pounds to be paid to her in three months next after my decease but to Chuse to be paid her with all convenient Speed after my decease out of such money as I shall have by me at my decease. But if so much money I should not have by me, to be paid to her out of the money arising by Sale of my Effects as aforesaid. And I further bequeath unto her the Watch, I gave her, the Silver Coffee pott and dish which is her own together with the furniture of her Room of what kind or nature soever two Silver Salts and Salt Spoons and two Silver Table Spoons all to be disposed of as she thinks proper. And if my said Daughter should happen to dye unmarried and should not dispose of the one hundred pounds which I have given her power to dispose of, I give and bequeath the said Six hundred pounds in manner following. That is to say, I give and bequeath one hundred pounds thereof to her Brother Richard. And

if she should dispose of the said one hundred pounds as aforesaid I give and bequeath the sum of five hundred pounds remaining undisposed of to her said brothers to be equally divided between them share and share alike. And I give and bequeath unto my son Edmund the Sum of twenty pounds and ten pounds to my son Richard to buy them Mourning they being before otherwise provided for by me. I give and bequeath unto Son Ned Burke's Children Richard and Christopher the sum of twenty pounds. I further give and bequeath unto Docter Patrick Nagle my Cane and Baylys Dictionary and to his Mother my Silver Snuff Box to my Kinsman Walter Burke my Watch to my Brother in Law Patrick Nagle one Guinea to buy him a mourning ring, to my Brother in Law Athans. Nagle one Guinea to buy a mourning ring, and to my Servant Mary Lacy I give and bequeath the sum of forty Shillings to buy her Mourning over and above such wages as shall be due to her at the time of my decease provided she be then in my service and not otherwise. And to my son Garrett Burke my Silver mounted Pistolls together with all my fire Arms And I give and bequeath unto my said Wife all my wearing Apparel Linnen and Woolen to be disposed of as she shall think proper and after payment of all the debts I shall owe at the time of my decease and of the Legacies herein before devised by me the rest and residue off all my worldly Substance or Estate of what kind or nature soever I give and bequeath unto my Son Garrett And I do hereby nominate and Appoint my Son Garrett Burke Sole Executor of this my last Will and testament hereby revoking all former Wills by me heretofore made. In Witness whereof I have hereunto Sett my hand and Seal this fourth day of November one thousand seven hundred and Sixty


Signed Sealed and published by the Testator as his last Will and testament in presence of us who subscribed our names as Witnesses hereunto in his presence and of each other.



9th. Day of November, 1763.


On which day Garret Burke Gent. the Sole Executor named in the above Will of Richd. Burke Gent. deceased was sworn as well to his belief of the Truth of the said Will as to the due Execution thereof and & soforth.

Before Us.



Absentees, 169, 218, 252, 307, 317
Adair, Foster, wounded in T.C.D., 145
Addison, 48, 149, 248, 314; tragedies,
167, 302, 303 (see Spectator)

"Æ," a signature of Burke in Reformer,
160, 305, 314, 317, 326

Aimée, Louis, 30, 55

All for Love, Dryden's, 174, 320
Annual Register, 216

Anson, Admiral, 249

Aram and Helim, letters, 61-63
Ardesoif, Abraham, member of Club,

140, 208; see Club Minutes, passim,
Appendix I, 225-290

Aristides, Lucas, compared to, 197, 198,

Arran Quay, I

Astrology, 68

Astronomical devilments, 37, 39, 40, 42
Astronomy, Burke's poem on, 40; de-
bate, 257-263

"B," initial signature of Burke, 160, 163,

299, 302, 312, 320, 390, 394, 395
Baldwin, Rev. Richard, D.D., Provost,
20, 22

Ballitore School, 10, 12, 13, 17, 18, 77,
95; village, 11, 19

Ballitore, Annals of, Mrs Leadbeater's,

10, 12

Ballitore, Burke's poem, 17, 156
Ballyduff, 1, 2, 77

Barnard, Mrs, 58

Barnard, Thomas (afterwards Dean and
Bishop), wounds Foster Adair in
T.C.D., admonished; Goldsmith's
Retaliation; "Slyboots," 145
Barrett, Rev. John, D.D. (Jacky), Vice-
Provost, 205

Battersby, T. S. F., K.C., 138
Beaumont and Fletcher, 167, 302
Beauties of Burke, by Wilson, 13, 46
Beauty, 40

Belinda, Miss E. Fuller, 45, 151, 153,

164; marries R. Shackleton, 178
Bellamy, Mrs, 113; Smock Alley Theatre
riot, 116, 120

Berkeley, Bishop, 49, 135
Berwick, Judge, 206

Bissett, Robert, LL.D., Life of Burke, 17;
originates legend that Burke attacked
Lucas, 180, 183, 195, 196
Black Dog Prison, 69, 143; riot, Burke
and Dennis describe, 142; Gold-
smith's part in; entry in T.C.D.
register, 144; debate in Club, 247, 251
Blackwater, Burke's poem, 9, 10, 19, 111
Boccalini, 315

Boeotia (Ireland), Burke repudiates ap-
pellation, 157, 162, 297

Boeotia, Dunkin's poem, 129, 130
Bolingbroke's Patriot King, 198, 373
Booth, John, his lectures, 26, 27, 30, 64,
65, 66

Boswell, Rev. John, F.T.C.D., 77
Boulter, Primate, 74, 184
Boyle, Henry, speaker, 103

Brennan, Beaumont, 25, 26, 104, 108,

109, 128, 129, 143, 155, 177, 212, 213
Brooke, Henry, The Farmer's Letters,
182; groundless legend that Burke
satirised him as Diabetes, 180, 198;
his Gustavus Vasa, 222, 224
Brugh (or Burgh), a sizar, 69, 70
Brutes, have they souls? 67, 70
Brutus, letter to Cicero, 390

Brutus, Letter to the Town, Dennis'
pamphlet, 119, 128, 209

Buck, Andrew (see Club Minutes, App.
I, passim, 225-295), 140, 202; his
career, 207; on the Ecliptic, 257;
commonplace on Numbers xxiii. 10,
277; faulty keeping of minutes, 285;
on Regulus, 295

Buckley, John, cobbler, 49, 54
Burgersdyck, F., the Ramist logician,
28; Burke's detestation of, 29; the
'sprightly," 52; 71

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Burke, spelled also Bourke, and Burk,
2, 3, 20

Burke, Edmund: parentage and birth-
place, 1; date of birth, 1-5; brothers
and sisters, 3-6; early delicacy, 8; at
a dame's school, and hedge school, 8,
215; residence at Ballyduff, 8, 9; in-
fluenced by Spenser, 9, 10; poem on
Blackwater, 9, 10, 19, 111

Schooldays: goes to Ballitore
School with brothers Garret and
Richard, 10; friendship with Richard
Shackleton, 14; his studies, 16;
school anecdotes, 16, 17; admiration
for Abraham Shackleton, 17, 18, 44,
58, 76, 94, 159, 213; revisits Ballitore,
18, 19; idyll from Theocritus, 19

In Trinity College: matriculation,
20; describes T.C.D. entrance, 22;
Cambridge compared, 23, 24; Oxford,
25; acquaintanceship with Herbert,
Brennan and Sisson, 25, 26; their
correspondence" Club," 26; describes
the junior freshman course, 28; his
detestation of Burgersdyck, and the
Ramist philosophy, 29; fortifies him-
self with Epictetus, 30; verse non-
sense," 31; poem on his Daily Life,

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35; nicknamed "Cowshed," 38, 41,
42; meets Josey Delaney and John
Slater, 38; Huguenot "boobies," 39;
verses on Astronomy, 40; astrono-
mical devilments," 37, 40, 42; on
Beauty, 40; “E. Burke, Esquire,” 41;
an infanticide case, 42; distrusts his
conversational powers, 44, 48; studies
romances of chivalry, 45; Don Bel-
lianis, 45, 48; referred to in Sublime
and Beautiful and in debate on Hessian
Subsidy, 45, 46; tar water, 49; makes
granasty with cobbler's wax, 49, 54;
on Dick's cleanliness, 50; signature
Colley Cibber," 50; dancing, 50, 99;
a lover's suicide, 51; on "Love," 51;
panegyric on Damer, 52, 54, 104, 107,
147; 'sprightly Burgersdyck
syllogisms, 52; verses on Self Love,
53; Pope's Ethic Epistles, 53; elogium
on Aimée, 55; diligence at Greek
lectures, 55; religious impressions,
56-60; on Schism, 59; Mirza (Burke)
to Zelim (R. Shackleton), 59, 60;
verses on Absence, 59; on Voiture, 60,
106; Montesquieu, 61; describes the
Liffey floods, 63, 83; navigates in a
tub, 64; Booth's lectures on natural
philosophy, 64, 65; "Doctor" Taylor
an "Arrant Quack," 65, 85; Burke
proposes to form "Club," 65; "Have
brutes souls?" 67, 70; astrological
ascendancies," 68; works in father's
office, 69, 77, 84, 104; "Can God
sin?" syllogism, 70, 71; a joint letter
with Herbert, 72; duel between Dillon
and Keatinge, 76; complains of Wilder
as examiner, 76; premium for good
answering, 76; puns, 77; the "Tri-
umvirate,' 78; Cork assizes, 78;
Mallow races, 78; complains of
Shackleton's silence, 79, 93; sympa-
thises with his love trouble, 81, 82,
88; Burke's poem on Taylor, 87; the
Pretender's defeat, leniency to the
rebels, 91, 217, 244; reads for
scholarship, 91; translation of Second
Georgic, 92, 93, 153; praises the feed-
ing and teaching at Ballitore, 94;
gains scholarship, 94; describes the
examination, 94; goes into residence,
95; his father's opposition, 95; Wm
Dennis his chum, 95; relations with
father, 96; love for his mother, 97;
anxiety in her illness, 97, 98; "killing
thought" in T.C.D. library, 98; his
wide reading, 99; groundless asser-
tions of biographers that he was an
idler, 99, 134, 137; on studying and
teaching classics, 100; advises Shackle-
ton on course of reading, 100; "my
favourite Shakespeare," 100; "Mur-
dering sleep," 100, 101; reads for

Little-go, 101; Sisson's portraits, 102;
Tully's offices "a blameless piece,'
104; admiration for Waller's poetry,
104, 107; character drawing, 105;
advises Dick to read Xenophon and
Juvenal, 106; narrow escape in great
storm, 106; Blacklock, the blind poet,
106, 126; Voiture's genius, 106; "Will
Shine," 107, 132, 134; Shackleton's
Phaeton, 108, 109, 122, 127; prophecy
that their letters "may become most
valued pieces," 110; disagrees with
Pope on Wit's advantages, 111; ode
to the Blackwater, 111; acquaintance
with Thomas Sheridan, 113; theatre
riots, 115-118; Sheridan's apology; a
"pitiful fellow," 121; Dublin indif-
ferent to literature, 126; his four
furors, 128, 129; views on Sallust,
Terence, Plautus, Tully's orations,
129; Dunkin's Boeotia a "bad piece,"
129; Burke on Dennis Turning Critick,
131-133; Burke as Maevius, 133, 134;
inaugurates "The Club" in T.C.D.,
134, 146, 203; origin of College His-
torical Society, 134, 203; his diligent
college career, 135-137; The Sublime
and Beautiful, 45, 52, 136, 141, 178,
248; influence on Lessing and Kant,
137; cautioned for neglect of lectures,
137; entered in the Temple, 146; his
views on his Bar studies and poems,
146; Shackleton's admiration
Damer, 147; Shackleton's contribu-
tions for Poems on Several Occasions,
150-153; Burke suffers from "old
pain in hip," 151; criticism of Julia
and Belinda, 151, 164; admiration of
Shackleton's Dedicatory Ode, 152,
154; shortsighted, 18, 107, 153; poem
on Ballitore, 156; repudiation of name
of Boeotia for Ireland, 157-162, 297;
publishes the Reformer, 160; intro-
duction to, 161-163, 297; "wretched
productions" of England, 162; en-
treats prayers for our fallen brethren
in England, 162, 297; proclamation,
poem, 162, 298; writes to Shackleton
about Reformer, 163; criticises the
Restoration dramatists, 166, 290; Ben
Jonson, 166, 301; Shakespeare's
divine genius, 167, 302; Beaumont
and Fletcher, 167, 168, 302; Dryden,
Otway, 167, 302; witches' scene in
Macbeth, 168, 303; stage decorum,
168, 304; the audience, 168, 305;
Irish manufactures, 169, 307, on
absentees, 169, 316; takes B.A. degree,
171; on destitution of the peasantry,
172, 314; the Riches of a Nation, 172,
315; art and literature in Dublin,
172, 312; Foote, 173, 174, 320;
Sheridan's All for Love, 174, 320;


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