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ENGLISH PARTY LEADERS

AND

ENGLISH PARTIES.

FROM WALPOLE TO PEEL.

INCLUDING A REVIEW OF THE POLITICAL HISTORY OF THE LAST

ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY YEARS.

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TINSLEY BROTHERS, 8, CATHERINE ST., STRAND.

1878.

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ANALYTICAL TABLE OF CONTENTS.

BOOK V.-WILLIAM PITT (PART II.)

The French Revolution - Change in Pitt's conduct, 1-Refuses to acknow-

ledge the French Republic-Resolves on war, 7-State of the country, 8-

France declares war—Pitt's preparations, 12–His failures-Severe policy, 13–

Habeas Corpus Act suspended, 15—State trials, 16—Pitt's repressive policy-

Agitation over the country, 17—Pitt's enactments for the repression of revolu-

tionary movements, 19—Their arbitrary and unconstitutional character, 20—The

repressive policy in Ireland, 23--Lord Fitzwilliam's recall, 24-Cruel treatment

of Roman Catholics, 25—Irish affairs, 28—Pitt's speech quoted, 29—The scheme

of Union—Pitt's Administration, 32–Failure of his health, 35—His Budget of

1797–8—Quarrels with Tierney, 37—Their duel, 38—Pitt's conduct concerning

the proposed union with Ireland, 41-The Catholic claims, 47—The King refuses

to accept the Cabinet proposals—Pitt resigns, 51-The new Government, 52–

Pitt's loss of income, 58—The Treaty of Amiens-Aggressive policy of Napoleon,

59-Decay of the Addington Ministry—Pitt's dissatisfaction with it, 60—His

readiness to accept office, 62— Military preparations, 63 — Estrangement of

Addington and Pitt, 64-Pitt attacks the Ministry—Supported by Fox, 68—-

Addington's overtures to Pitt, 69—The new Pitt Government, 70—Its members

-Its weakness, 74—Pitt's reconciliation with Addington—The latter made Presi-

dent of the Council, 77—Charge against Lord Melville-Pitt's conduct concerning

it, 78—Attempts at a coalition, 82—Effects of the War news on Pitt's health, 83,

–His illness, 84-His death-State of affairs at the time, 86–His private life

9—Coleridge quoted, 91-96.

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