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GENERAL TABLE OF CONTENTS.
PAGE Advertisement to the Reader, Prefixed to the First Octavo Edition Advertisement to the Second Octavo Edition
xvii A Vindication of Natural Society: or, A View of the Miseries and
Evils arising to Mankind from every Species of Artificial Society 1 A Philosophical Inquiry into the Origin of our Ideas of the Sublime
and Beautiful; with an Introductory Discourse concerning Taste 67 A Short Account of a late Short Administration
263 Observations on a late Publication, intituled, “The Present State of the Nation”
269 Thoughts on the Cause of the Present Discontents
Speech on American Taxation, April 19, 1774 .
October 13 and November 3, 1774
1777 Two Letters to Gentlemen of Bristol, on the Bills depending in Par
liament relative to the Trade of Ireland, April 23 and May 2,
Security of the Independence of Parliament, and the Economi-
265 365 425 431
Observations on the Conduct of the Minority, particularly in the
last Session of Parliament, 1793
Three Letters to a Member of Parliament on the Proposals for Peace
with the Regłcide Directory of France.
Letter I. On the Overtures of Peace
lution as it regards other Nations
Peace proposed; and the Resources of the Country for
Preface to the Second Posthumous Volume, in a Letter to the Right
Hon. William Elliot Fourth Letter on the Proposals for Peace with the Regicide Directory of France: with the Preliminary Correspondence
1 Letter to the Empress of Russia, November 1, 1791 .
113 Letter to Sir Charles Bingham, Bart., on the Irish Absentee Tax, October 30, 1773
121 Letter to the Hon. Charles James Fox, on the American War, October 8, 1777
135 Letter to the Marquis of Rockingham, with Addresses to the King,
and the British Colonists in North America, in Relation to the Measures of Government in the American Contest, and a Proposed Secession of the Opposition from Parliament, January, 1777
149 Letter to the Right Hon. Edmund S. Pery, in relation to a Bill for
the Relief of the Roman Catholics of Ireland, July 18, 1778 197 Two Letters to Thomas Burgh, Esq., and John Merlott, Esq., in Vin
dication of his Parliamentary Conduct relative to the Affairs of Ireland, 1780
207 Letters and Reflections on the Executions of the Rioters in 1780 239 Letter to the Right Hon. Henry Dundas: with the Sketch of a Negro Code, 1792
255 Letter to the Chairman of the Buckinghamshire Meeting, held at
Aylesbury, April 13, 1780, on the Subject of Parliamentary
291 Fragments of a Tract relative to the Laws against Popery in Ireland 299 Letter to William Smith, Esq., on the Subject of Catholic Emancipation, January 29, 1795
361 Second Letter to Sir Hercules Langrishe, on the Catholic Question, May 26, 1795
375 Letter to Richard Burke, Esq., on Protestant Ascendency in Ireland, 1793
385 Letter on the Affairs of Ireland, 1797
Fragments and Notes of Speeches in Parliament.
Speech on the Acts of Uniformity, February 6, 1772 .
alter certain Acts respecting Religious Opinions, upon the
Speech relative to the Middlesex Election, February 7, 1771 . 59
69 Speech on a Motion for a Committee to inquire into the State of
the Representation of the Commons in Parliament, May 7,
89 Speech on a Motion for Leave to bring in a Bill for explaining
the Powers of Juries in Prosecutions for Libels, March 7,
105 Speech on a Bill for the Repeal of the Marriage Act, June 15, 1781 129 Speech on a Motion for Leave to bring in a Bill to quiet the Pos
sessions the Subject against Dormant Claims of the
137 Hints for an Essay on the Drama
143 An Essay towards an Abridgment of the English History. In Three
159 Book II. To the Norman Invasion
227 Book III. Through the Reign of John
327 Fragment. — An Essay towards an History of the Laws of England
Ninth Report of the Select Committee of the House of Commons on
the Affairs of India, June 25, 1783.
on the Affairs of India. With Extracts from the Appendix.
November 18, 1783
41 56 75 83 88 99 116 142 170 173
ren Hastings, Esq., late Governor-General of Bengal: presented
II. Shah Allum