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71; a powerful restraint on the regal power, 71; freedom from the spirit of controversy, 413; his
oloquence, wit, and similitudes, 413; his disci.
nality, 415; unusual development in the order
liament, 75: its triumph over both, 79: danger of of Burke, 415; specimens of his two styles, 416;
the first book of the Novum Organum, 417 ; con
Bacon, Sir Nicholas, his character, 351-354
essential spirit, 393 ; its method and object dif-
fered from the ancient, 397; comparative views
of Bacon and Plato, 397-402 ; its beneficent spirit,
401, 402. 404, 405; its value compared with an-
Baillie, Gen., destruction of his detachment by
Hyder Ali, 634
Balance of power, interest of the Popes in presery.
Banim. Mr, his defence of James II, as a supporter
Banking operations of Italy in the 14th century,
Bar (the), its degraded condition in the time of
genuineness of the Letters of Phalaris, 465; reads Barbary, work on, by Rev. Dr Addison, 707.
the funeral service over the body of Addison, 743. Barcelona, capture of, by Peterborough, 256.
Baretti, his admiration for Miss Burney, 67%
imply no high degree of intellectual culture, 549, proposed by Temple, 447. 451.
Barlow, Bishop, 578.
Bacon's decision against him after his present, 38g. Barwell, Mr, 618; his support of Hastings, 620. 626,
Bastile, Burke's declamations on its capture, 653
Battle of the Cranes and Pygmies, Addison's. 704
Bavaria, its contest between Protestantism and
Catholicisin, 559. 564.
Bayle, Peter. 551.
Beckford, Alderman, 764..
Chatham, 755. 761; presents remonstrance to
George III., 774
Bedford, Earl of, invited by Charles I. to form an
Bedfords (the): 749; their opposition to the Rock.
ingham ministry on the Stamp Act, 177, their
willingness to break with Grenville on Chatham's
of the works of, 349-418 ; his inother distinguished adınitted to office, 787 i parallel between them and
Biography, tenure by which a writer of is bound to right, 393; resembles Bacon, 416 ; effect of his
speeches on the House of Commons, 469; not the
against Hastings, 649-663 ; his kindness to Miss
tion of the English for its horrors, 519. 520-524 trial, 685; his early political career, 776, 777 ; his
opposition to Chatham's measures relating to
India, 785 ; his defence of his party against Gren.
respect to, 115.
222; his early life and character, 223-226; his death,
226; importance of the times in which he lived,
character of the class of statesmen he belonged
his conduct towards Baron, 357, 358, 301 ; his
Bacon's letter to him upon the department of
of modern Latin, 709; his literary qualities, 709. Burnet, Bishor, 467.
173; proposed to strengthen the royal prerogative, relative to his daughter's first publication, 676;
remedy for the diseases of the state, 753, 754. Butc, Earl of his character and education, 7521
proposal of war with Spain on account of the
family compact, 756, his unpopularity on Chat-
ham's resignation, 757; becomes Prime Minister,
induces the retirement of the Duke
759; becomes First Lord of the Treasury, 7591
nation, 766; continues to advise the king privately,
768 773 778
Byng, Admiral, his failure at Minorca, 305; his
trial, 306, opinion of his conduct, 306; Chatham's
Byron, Lord, his epistolary style, 141 ; his character,
ration from his wife, 143-145, his expatriation, 1451
ters of Phalaris, 465; his book on Greek history ment to Italy and Greece, 145, 146; his sickness
and death, 146; general grief for his fate, 146; re-
marks on his poetry, 147 ; his admiration of the
estimate of the poetry of the 18th and 19th cen.
turies, 154: his sensitiveness to criticism, 154 ; the
interpreter between Wordsworth and the multi-
tude, 155, the founder of an exoteric Lake school.
155; remarks on his dramatic works, 155-158; his
egotism, 158; cause of his influence, 158-160.
Cabal (the), their proceedings and designs, 438,
Cadiz, exploit of Essex at the siege of, 252. 363 : its
pillage by the English expedition in 1702, 252.
Calcutta, its position on the Hoogley, 517; scene of
the Black Hole of, 518, 519: resentment of the
199, 200; Bacon's early discernment of his influ. Surajah Dowlah, 520; revival of its prosperity,
the Church of England at the end of the 16th
580; his fondness for Wycherley, 580; anecdote the Paulician theology, 552.
Cambridge, University of, favoured by George I.
his style, 192 ; his religious enthusiasın and ima. in by the Civil War, 424.
Cambyses, story of his punishment of the corrupt
Campaign, The, by Addison, 715,
Cape Breton, reduction of, 312.
of the war with Spain on the question of maritime zcal and devotion, 556, 558
Carlisle, Lady, 315.
Charles II. of Spain, his unhappy condition, 243.
Walpole, 284, 285; Sir Horace Walpole's stories Charles V., 555.
Burney, 682, hier partizanship for Hastings, 686;
Chatham, Earl of, character of his public life, a&g
go; his early life, 29c; liis travels, 291; enters
the arıny, 291 ; obtains a seat in Parliament, 291;
his qualities as an orator, 296, 297; dismissed
their conduct in the War of the Succession, 258 ; chamber to the Prince of Wales, 298; declaims
Carteret, 399; legacy left him by the Duchess of
3cı, overtures made to him by Newcastle, 304;
inade Secretary of State, 304; lcfeudis Admiral
Byng, 307, coalescos with the Duke of New.
313; his appreciation of Clive, 530-543, breach
543, review of his Correspondence, 544, in the
test it occasioned, 348 ; its first representation, 749; jealousies in his cabinet, 754 ; his defects,
755; proposes to declare war against Spain on
his counsel, 756; his resignation, 757, the king's
asm towards him, 757, his conduct in opposition,
753-764, his speech against peace with France
308 361, 362: his fear and envy of Essex, 358 303 George III to form an administration 768, 769 ;
is twice visited by the Duke of Cumberland with
nation of the American Stamp Act, 777 is in.
ham. 781, Inorbid state of lus mind. 761.784 ; un-
dertakes to fonn an administration, 78, 783;
ministerial arrangements, 783-736; loss of his
his despotic manners, 781, 784; lays an embargo
in the House of Lords, 784, his supercilious
244. takes the field in support of it, 252 ; accom. resigns the privy seal, 786; state of parties and
of Lords, 789, 790; his death, 790; reflections on
63his treatincnt made the successful charge
subsidics,go; his situation in 1650 contrasted with Revolution, 465 ; issues a new eduion of the Let.
Charles I., 115, 116; endeavour of the leading
Whigs at the Revolution to alter its Liturgy and Coligni, Gaspar de, reference to, 772.
495; its contest with the Scotch na Collier. Jeremy, sketch of his life, 583-591.; his pub.
of the English stage,
497-502 ; con- Colonies, 241 ; question of the competency of Par-
Comedy (the) of lingland, cffect of the writings of
phy, 30 ; causes of its success and vitality, 545, Comic Dramatists of the Restoration, 570-596 : have
exercised a great influence on the human inind,
351; the most eloquent and skilful of advocates, England, 196.
the war at the latter part of the reign of George
increase of its power by and sincc the Revolution,
duct of the Long Parliament in reference to it, Comus, Milton's. 6. 8.
Condé, Marshal, compared with Clive. 516
mony in favour of Hampden, 201. 212, 213. 219. Congreve, sketch of his career at the Temple, 586.
his position ainong men of letters, 594; his at.
tachment to Mrs Bracegirdle, 595; his friendship
with the Duchess of Marlborough, 595; his death
ster Abbey, 595 ; cenotaph to his memory at
620-023; his appointment as Governor-General, ley. 596
Congreve and Sheridan, effect of their works upon
Constance, council of, put an end to the Wickliffe
502-547 ; his family and boyhood, 593; his ship: Constitution (the) of England, in the 15th and 18th
Tudors, 377; its extent in the reigns of George
I. and IL, 753, 754..
Corsica given up to France. 787.
Country Wife of Wycherley, its character and
Courtenay, Rt. Hon, T. P., review of his Memoirs
to Dr Lingard in regard to the Triple Alliance,
his opposition to Bacon in Peacham's case, 372; cil, 446, 447; his error as to Temple's residence,
Charles I., 207.
Cowley, dictum of Denham concerning him, 2;
deficient in imagination, 5; his wit, 275, 704; his her life, 691, 692; her death, 692 ; character of,
her writings, 692-60; change in her style, 696
697; specimens of her three styles, 697, 658.
dered to the English novel, 699
quer under Pute, 759; his inefficiency, 765, 997.
Davies, Tom, 167.
Daylesford, site of the estate of the Hastings
Hastings, 665. 666.
De Augmentis Scientiarum,
by Bacon, 37L. 391.
“Declaration of the Practices and Treasons at.
Dedications, literary, more honest than formerly,
edition of Bosweil's Life of Dr John. 123, 124.
De Guignes, 671.
character as a legislator, 8a; as a general, 83 ; widow, and her favour with the royal family,
Democritus, reputed the inventor of the arch, 393 ;
Bacon's estimate of him, 394-
Denham, dictum of, concerning Cowley, 2.
Denmark, contrast of its progress to the retrogres.
sion of Portugal, 565.
control over the army, 75 ; its power in the 16th his attack upon Addison's "Cato," 731.
tion, 452 See also Prerogative.
Discussion, frec, its tendency, 114
Mr Gladstone for their exclusion from civil ottices.
Disturbances, public, during Grenville's administra-
Horace Walpole's opinion of him, 272. Divine right, 16.
of the effects of disregarding it, 471.
with Temple, Dodington, Bubb, 749.
Dorset, the Earl of, the patron of literature in the
Double Dealer, by Congreve, its reception, 587;
him with Milton, 9. et seq. ; * correctness" of his Dover, Lord, review of his edition of Horace Wal-
Dowdeswell, Mr, Chancellor of the Exchequer
ters, 668-681 ; wide celebrity of her name, 668 ; Drama (the), its origin in Greece, 7; causes of its
for Mrs Delany, 680; her interview with Dramatic Works (the) of Wycherley. Congreve.