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to all people, he was of a tender himselfe, but his invention was so constitution, but through the vivaci. ready and wisedome so habituall in ty of bis spiritt could undergo la. all his speeches, that he never had bours, watchings and iourneyes, as reason to reperit himselfe of speal. well as any of stronger composi- ing at any time without ranking the tions ; he was rheumatick, and had words beforeha nd, he was not talk. a long sicknesse and distemper oc- ative yett free of discourse, of a very casion’d thereby two or three yeares spare diett, not inuch given to sleepe, after the warre ended, but elce for an early riser when in health, ke the latter halfe of his life was heal. never was at any time idle, and hat. thy tho' tender, in his youth, and ed to see any one elce soe, in all bis ehildhood he was sickly, much naturall and ordinary inclinations troubled with weaknesse and tooth and composure, there was somakes, but then his spiritts carried thing extraordinary and tending 19 him through them ; he was very vertue, beyond what I can describe, patient under sicknesse or payne or or can be gather'd from a bare dead any common accidints, but yet description ; there was a life of upon occasions, though never with spiritt and power in him that is not out iust ones, he would be very an. to be found in any copie drawbe grie, and had even in that such a from him : to summe up therefore grace as made him to be fear'd, yet all that can be sayd of his outward he was never outragious in pas- frame and disposition wee must truly sion ; he had a very good facultie conclude, that it was a very band. in perswading, and would speake some and well furnisht lodging prevery well pertinently and effectual. pard for the reception of that ly without premeditation upon the prince, who in the administration greatest occasions that could be ofe of all excellent vertues reign'd there fer’d, for indeed his judgment was awhile, till he was called back to so nice, that he could never frame the pallace of the universall en any speech beforehand to please peror. *

Is not here Plato's system pourtray'd in language worthy of that sublime and eloquent philosopher ?

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CONTENTS

CONTENT S.

HISTORY OF EUROPE.

CHAP. I

State of Europe at the Commencement of 1806.-Consequence of the Battle

of Trafalgar.- Animosity of Bonaparte against England.- Probability of
Invasion.- Effects of the disastrous Coalition of 1805.--Blinistry of En.
gland.-Meeting of Parliament.--Speech from the Throne.- Address.-
Imendment read, but not moved. --Last Illness and Deuth af Mr.
Pitt.- Remarks on some Parts of his Character.-Honours rendered
to his Memory.

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CHAP. II.

State of the Ministry on Mr. Pill's Death-Lord Harokesbury refuses to un.

dertake the Government, but accepts the Cinque-Ports-Lord Grentille has
an Audience of his Majesty-Reficctions on the result of it.--Coniponent
Parts of the Nero Administration-New Opposition-Old Opposition-
Lord Sidmouth's Partu-The Catholic Question-- Lord Grenville has a
second Audience of his Majesty-Difficulty started about the Army
Third Audience - New Administration finally settled-New Cabinet.--Mr.
For declines being first Lord of the Treasury-Auditorship of the
Erchequer Bill-Debates on the Lord Chief Justice being appointed to a
Seat in the Cabinet-Disposition of the Court and Country towards the
New Ministry-Opposition of the Er-ministers -- Imperfect Union of the
Parties composing the New Ministry- Reflections on the Coalition be.
tween Lord Grenville and Mr. For.

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CHIAP. III.

Military System-- Army of Reserre Bill--- Aditional Force Bill-- Notice of
a Motion for the Repeal of the Additional Furce Bill--Petitions against it

- Conversation

-Conversation in the House of Commons arising out of a Quesin
to Mr. Windham by Mr. Ling-Conversation in a Committee of tác He
on the Army Estimates-Mr. Windham Refuses to fir a Day for bring!
forward his Military Plans--Debate on the Ordnance Estimates De

on the Motion for Leave to bring in a Bill for the Repeal of the Adda
| Force Bill-Debate on the Production of Military Opinions or Exlism
for a Term of Years - Additional Force Repeal Bill

Debate on their
Reading-On the Second Reading-On the Motion for going into a Cs
mittee--in the Committee on the Third Readingin the House of L-;
on the Second ReadingMutiny Bill-Debate in the House of Comer
on the Clause introducing limited Service-On bringing up the Clouse !
filling up

the Blanks in the Clause-On the Third Reading of the B:
Debate in the House of Lords on the Production of Military Openisa-
On the Clause of the Mutiny Bill introducing limited Service-Onike It-
Reading of the Mutiny Bill— Debates in the House of Communs or
Chelsea Hospital BillThe Training BillThe Volunteer Officers' b
—and Militia Officers' Bill— Increase of Pay to Infantry Officers, ar
Officers and petty Officers of the Nady-Greenwich Hospital Bu
Foreign Troops Enlistment Bill.

CHAP. IV.

Finance.-Budget.Loan.-War Taxes.Taxes to provide for the Interer

the Loan.- Irregularity of bringing forward the Ways and Means bei
the Army Estimates.- Property Tax.Exemption of His Majesty's far.
Property from the Operation of this Tax.-Pig Iron Tar.-- Private Broo
cry Tax.- Increase of Assessed Taxes.- Assessed Taxes Allowance Bill.-
Irish Budget.-Regulation Bills.-Of the Office of Treasurer of the 0
nance. Of the Ercise. -Customs.Štamp Office.- Post Office. - Office
Surveyor General of Woods and Forests. -Custom-House Officer's Bill-
Inaudited Public Accounts.-West India Accounts Bill.- Auditors of PM
Accounts Bill.--Abuses in the Barrack Department.-Grants to the Fer
of Lord Nelson.To Lord Collingwood. Sir Richard Strachar,
Sir John Duckworth.-Royal Family Annuities Bill.-Corn Intercos
Bill.-- American Intercourse Bill. - Tortola Free Port Bill.-H.
Manufacture Committee.

CHAP. V.

Slave Trade.Sir Arthur Pigott's Bill.--Bill for preventing the Increase

the British Slave Trade.-Resolutions against the Slave Trade is
Houses of Parliament.--Act to amend the Laws relating to Bankrupts.-
Insolvent Bill.-Bill to prevent ex parte Publications in Criminal Pr.
ceedings.-Witness Declaratory Bill.Reform of the Court of Session
Scotland. -Bill to explain and render more effectual the Troeting Act.-

Stipendie

-Stipendiary Curate's Bill.-Motion on Vaccination.- Charges against Earl

St. Vinceni.-Vote of Thanks to Earl St. Vincent.--Conclusion of the Af.
fair of Judge Fox.-Charges against Marquis Wellesley by Mr. Paull. -
Motions for Papers.— First Charge against Marquis Wellesley-Second, or
Oude Charge-Supplementary Oude Charge-Furruckabad Charge.-
India Budget, and Debates thereon.--Prorogation of Parliament. : 90

CHẤP, VI.

Peace of PresburgTreaty of Vienna between France and Prussia, and

Occupation of Hanover by the latter - Affairs of Naples-- Treaty of Por-
tici-Violation of the Neutrality of Naples by the English and Russians
Acquiescence of the Court of Naples in this Proceeding-Proclamation
of Bonaparte against the Neapolitan DynastyEvacuation of Naples by
the Russians and English— Flight of their Sicilian Majesties to Palermo
Progress of lhe French Army under Joseph Bonaparte--Its Entrance into
Naples-Duke of Calabria retires with a Body of Troops to join General
Damas, in Calabria-Pursued by Regnier-Actions at Lago Negro and
Campo Jenen, in which the Neapolitans are defeated and their Army dis-

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persed--oseple Bonaparte declared King of Naples by his Brother-
Eforts of the Court of Palermo to ercite Disturbances against him-In
Abruzzo-In Calabria Expedition of Sir Sidney Smith to the coast of
Naples-Sir James Craig succeeded in the Command of the British Army
in Sicily, by Sir John Stuart-Expedition of Sir John Stuart to Calo-
bria-Batle of Maida-Consequences of that Victory-Frenck expelled
from the two Calabrias-Return of the English Army to Sicilypers-
tions along the Coast-Surrender of Gaeta-Progress and Cruelties of the
French in Calaʼria Account of the Massé, or Calabrian. Insurgents and
their Leaders-Sir Juhn Stuart succeeded in the Command of the Englui
Army by General For-Reasons for not acceding to the Wishes of the
Court of Palermo, and making another Expedition to Calabria-State of
Sicily-Occupation of Cattaro by the Russians Of Ragusa, by the French
-Siege of Ragusa, by the Russians and Montenegrins_Battle of Castel

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CHAP. VIII.

The German Empire the natural Barrier of Europe against France. ---Cuare

quences of the Elevation of the House of Brandenburg.-- Prussia the is
tural Ally of France.--Policy pursued by Prussia since the French Rete.
lution. Consequences of that Policy.-Conduct of her Cabinet in 1805.-
Her Determination to remain neutral in the impending War. -Viulation of
Anspach.-- Convention of Potzdam.- Marks of the Displeasure of Prussia
at the Conduct of France.- Mission of Haugwitz to the French Head
Quarters.-Treaty of Vienna between France and Prussia.-Occupation of
Hunover by the Prussians.-France refuses to confirm the Modificaties
inserted by Prussia in the Treaty of Vienna.--Mission of Haugwitz to Paris.
-- Treaty of Paris-Surrender of Anspach, Bayreuth, and Cletes. --AA-
nexation of Hanover to Prussia. - Exclusion of the English Flag fres
Ports of the German Ocean, under the controul of Prussia.- Renote
strances of the English Ministry.-- Embaryo on Prussian Vessels.- Bloct.
ade of the Prussian Ports.- His Majesty's Message on the Wer with
Prussia.-Hanorerian Declaration.- Letters of Marque issued against
Prussian Vessels.--War between Prussia and Sweden.-Causes that led to
a Rupture between France and Prussia.The Investiture of Murat in the
Duchies of Berg and Cleves.- The Offer to restore Hanover to the King of
Englund. The Continuance of the French Army in Germany. -The ladige
nation universally felt aud expressed at the Conduct of Prussia.--Confede-
rution of the Rhine. -Dissolution of the German Empire, and Abdication
of the Emperor.--Resistance of the French to the Formation of :
Confederacy in the North of Germany.-Recall of Lucchesert,
and Mission of Knobelsdorf to Paris.-Prussian Ultimatum.--Delay of
Prussia in announcing to Russia and England her Intention of going to
War with France.- Mission of Lord Alor peth to Prussia.- His Reception
by the Prussian Ministers, -Blockade of the Prussian Ports and Rivers
discontinued.

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