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LITERARY AND POLITICAL EFFORTS,
Sketch of the Conduct and Character
OF HIS MOST EMINENT
ASSOCIATES, COADJUTORS, AND OPPONENTS.
THE SECOND EDITION,-
IN TWO VOLUMES.
By ROBERT BISSET, LL.D.
PRINTED AND PUBLISHED BY
GEORGE CAWTHORN, BRITISH LIBRARY, NO. 132, STRAND,
BURKE returns to his parliamentary efforts, 1. Compari
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 firmness, 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 Ire-
land, in opposition to the desire of his constituents of Bris
tol, 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 trial,
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 thở,
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 Letter
to the People of Ireland,' 48. Animadversions on the pro-
fusion of Ministry, 49. The war begins to be unpopular,
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, 72.
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 neutrality and Dutch war, 94. Burke's de-
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 Mr. 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, 111. Mr. Fox's motion for a committee
on the American war, ibid. Review of the events of the
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-
Fointed 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,