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DIIS DESCRIPTION.

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sick, he shott excellently in bowis « Ile was of a middle stature, of and gunns, and much us’d them a slender and exactly well-propor. for his exercisc, he had greate tion'd shape in all parts, his com- iudgment in paintings, * graving, plexion fair, his hayre of a light sculpture, and all liberal arts, and browne, very thick'sett in his youth, had many curiosities of vallue in all softer then the finest siike, curling kinds, he tooke greate delight in into loose greate rings att the ends, perspective glasses, and for his his eies of a lively grey, well-shaped other rarities was not so much af. and full of life and vigour, graced fected with the antiquity as the with many becoming motions, his mcrit of the worke-he tooke visage thinne, his mouth well made, much pleasure in emproovement of and his lipps very ruddy and grace. grounds, in planting groves and full, allthough the nether chap shut walkes, and fruite-trees, in openover the upper, yett it was in such ing springs and making fish-ponds; +

was not unbecoming, of country recreations, he lov'd his teeth were even and white as the none but hawking, and in that was purest ivory, his chin was some- very eager and much delighted for thing long, and the mold of his face, the time he us’d it, but soone lost it his forehead was not very high, his of; he was wonderful neate, cleannose was rays'd and sharpe, but ly and gentile in his habitt, and had witliull he had a most amiable coun. a very good fancy in it, but he left tenance, which carried in it some- off very early the wearing of anicthing of magnanimity and maiesty thing that was costly, yett in his mixt with sweetenesse, that at the plainest negligent habiit appear'd same time bespoke love and awe in very much a gentleman ; he had all that saw hiin; his skin was more addresse than force of body, smooth and white, his legs and yet the courage of his soule so supfeete excellently well made, he plied his members that he never was quick in his pace and turnes, wanted strength when he found nimble and active and gracefull in occasion to employ it ; his converall his motions, he was apt for sation was very pleasant for he was any bodily exercise, and any that naturally chtarfull, had a ready he did became him, he could witt and apprehension ; he was cadance admirably well, but neither ger in every thing he did, earbest in in youth nor riper yeares made dispute, but withall very rationall, any practise of it, he had skill so that he was seldome overcome, in fencing such as became a gen- every thing that it was necessary for tleman, he had a greate love to him to doe he did with delight, free musick, and often diverted him. and unconstrein'd, he hated ceriselse with a violl, on which he monious complement, but yett had play'd masterly, he had an exact a naturall civility and complaisance

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* There remained some few of these at Owthorpe unspoiled, but many were spoiled by neglect, at the death of the last possessor,

† Many traces of his taste, judgment and industry, in each of these, were to be been at the distance of 140 years,

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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 his spiritt could undergo lae all his speeches, that he never had bours, watchings and iourneyes, as reason to repent bimselfe of speak. well as any of stronger composia ing at any time without ranking the tions ; he was rheumatick, and had words beforehand, 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 inch given to sleepe, after the warre ended, but elce for an early riser when in health, he 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 his childhood he was sickly, much naturall and ordinary inclinations troubled with weaknesse and tooth and composure, there was some akes, but then his spiritts carried thing extraordinary and tending to 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 drawne 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 hand. 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 of. of all excellent vertues reign'd there fer'd, for indeed his iudgment was awhile, till he was called back to so nice, that he could never frame the pallace of the universall emany 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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HISTORY OF EUROPE.

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Conversation in the House of Commons arising out of a Question put
to Mr. Windham by Mr. Long-Conversation in a Committee of the House
on the Army Estimates-Mr. Windham Refuses to fir a Day for bringing
forward his Military Plans-Debate on the Ordnance EstimatesDebate
on the Motion for Leave to bring in a Bill for the Repeal of the Additional
Force Bill-Debate on the Production of Military Opinions on Enlistment
for a Term of Years - Additional Force Repeal Bill— Debate on the First
Reading-On the Second ReadingOn the Motion for going into & Com.
mittee-in the Committee on the Third Readingin the House of Lords
on the Second Reading-Mutiny Bill— Debate in the House of Commons
on the Clause introducing limited Service-On bringing up the Clause-02
filling up the Blanks in the Clause--On the Third Reading of the Bill-
Debate in the House of Lords on the Production of Military Opinions-
On the Clause of the Níutiny Bill introducing limited Service-On the Third
Reading of the Mutiny Bill-Debates in the House of Commons on the
Chelsea Hospital BillThe Training BillThe Volunteer Officers' Bill
---and Militia Officers' BillIncrease of Pay to Infantry Officers, and to
Officers and petty Officers of the Navy-Greenwich Hospital Bill-
Foreign Troops Enlistment Bill.

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CHAP. IV.

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Finance. --Budget.- Loan.--Wur Taxes.-Tares to provide for the Interestof

the Loan.-Irregularity of bringing forward the Ways and Means before
the Army Estimates.-- Property Tax.--Exemption of His Majesty's funded
Property from the Operation of

this Tar.-Pig Iron Tar.--- Private Breas.
ery Tax.- Increase of Assessed Tares.- Assessed Taxes Allowance Bill.-
Irish Budget.-Regulation Bills.-Of the Office of Treasurer of the Orde
nance.-Of the Excise. ---Customs.-Štamp Office. -- Post Office. - Office of
Surveyor General of Il’oods and Forests.-Custom-House Officer's Bill.
Inaudited Public Acceunts.-West India Accounts Bill.--Auditors of Public
Accounts Bill.- Abuses in the Barrack Department.-Grants to the Fanrily
of Lord Nelson.To Lord Collingwood.-Sir Richard Strachan, and
Sir John Duckworth.-Royal Family Annuities Bill.-Corn Intercourse
Bill.-- American Intercourse Bill. Tortola Free Port Bill.-Ioollen
Manufacture Committee.

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CIIAP. V.

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

the British Slure Trade.-Resolutions against the Slave Trade in both
Houses of Parliament.-- Act to amend the Laws relating to Bankrupts.-
Insolvent Bill.Bill to prevent ex parte Publications in Criminal Pro.
ceedings.-Witness Decturatory Bill ---Reform of the Court of Session of
Scotland. --Bill to eapluin and render more effectual the Treeting Ad.-

Stipendiary

Stipendiary Curate's Bill.-Motion on Vaccination.--Charges against Earl
St. Vincent.-Vote of Thanks to Earl St. Vincent.– Conclusion of the Af-
fair of Judge For.--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

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Trial of Henry Viscount Melville.Managers ordered to proceed in the Im.

peachment.-- Answer of Lord Melville to the Articles of Impeachment.-Additional Article.-Trotter.-Answer to the Additional Article.-Rieplication of the Commons.Commons resolve to attend the Trial as a Committee of the whole llouse. Measures taken by the Lords to prevent unnecessary Delay in the Trial.-Order to prohibit any Publication of the Proceedings during the pendency of the Trial.--Summary of the Proceed. ings on the Trial.- Analysis of the Articles of Impeachment.-Charges reducible in Substance to three.-Analysis of the Evidence on the first, second, and third.Legal Defence on the first Charge.-- Answer to it.Legal Defence on the second Charge.- Answer to it.- Defence on the third Charge.Lords adjourn for some Days the Considera. tion of the Charges.-Vote of Thanks to the Managers by the Com. mons.Discussions in the Lords on the Form of Proceeding:-On dividing the first Article.-On the first Article.-Questions to the Judges, and their Answers.--Discussion of the remaining Articles. Further Question to the Judges, and their Answer.--Proceedings, during the last Day of the Trial, in Westminster Hall.-Viscount Melville declared not guilty by a Majority of Lords.-Numbers for and against him on each Article. 109

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CHAP. VII.

Peace of PresburgTreaty of Vienna between France and Prussia, and

Occupation of Hanover by the latter-Affairs of Naples--Treaty of Portici-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 Dynasty-Evacuation of Naples by the Russians and English-Flight of their Sicilian Majesties to PalermoProgress of the 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 Jeneu, in which the Neapolitans are defeated and their Army dis

persed

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