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PU31K ITSRARY 169189

ALFAN, TILDERT VIONS.

1997.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

PRE FACE

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| Mr. Grattan informs the House that an Association was

formed to Control the Conduct of the Representa-

tive, 10th Nov. 1779. . i .'. . . . . . . lviji
Attorney-general's Reply, do. : ......... lix
Mr. Grattan's Reply to the Attorney-general, on the Pow-

er of the Constituent over the Representative, do. .
Sir Henry Cavendish’s Reply to Mr. Grattan, do...

Mr. Grattan's Reply to Sir Henry Cavendish, do. . . ib.

Mr. Grattan's Speech on his celebrated Resolution

“ That the King, Lords, and Commons of Ireland

are the only Powers competent to make Laws to bind

Ireland, 19th April, 1780. . . . . . . . . . Ixii
The Right Honorable Hussy Burgh's Amendment, do. . Ixvi

Mr. Grattan's Speech on the Mutiny-bill, 13th Nov. 1781 lxvii

The Dungannon Resolutions, 15th Feb. 1782. ... lxx

Mr. Grattan's Speech on Mr. Gardiner's Bill for the Re-

fief of the Roman Catholics, 20th Feb. 1782. . . lxxii

Mr. Grattan's Speech on the Address to His Majesty,

1782. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . lxxv

Address. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . lxxviii

Mr. John Hely Ilutchinson communicates the Dake of

Portland's Message to the House, 16th April, 1782. lxxx

Mr. Grattan's Speech on the Declaration of Rights, 10th

April, 1782. ............. koxi
Declaration of Rights, moved by Mr. Grattan, 16th
April, 1782. . . .

. Ixxxix
Contest between Mr. Grattan and Mr. Flood, 29th Oct.

1783. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xcii

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Prefatory Observations to the Debate on Orde's Propositions. 1

Mr. Grattan's Speech on do........ 23

Prefatory Observations to the Debate on National Economy 61

Mr. Grattan's Speech on do. . . . . . . . . . . 66

Prefatory Observations to the Debate on Pensions .. 82

Mr. Curran's Speech on do. . . . . . . . . . . 86

Mr. Grattan's Speech on do. . . . . . . . . . . 92

Prefatory Observations to the Debate on the Navigation

Act ................... 109

Mr. Gratten's Speech on do. ......... 114

Prefatory Observations to the Debate on Tythes.... 128

Mr. Grattan's Speech on do. . . . . . . . . : . 148

Secretary Orde's do. on do. . . . .. . . .,. . .158

Mr. Grattan's Reply to do. ........... 161

Mr. Grattan on do. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166

Do. do. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167.

Do. do. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 262

Prefatory Observations to the Debate on the Riot-act. . 290

Mr. Grattan's Speech on said Act. . ....... 300

Prefatory Observations to the Debate on the Address to the

Marquis of Buckingham. . . . . . . . . . 308

Mr. Grattan's Speech against the Address...... 319

Prefatory Observations to the Debate on the Regency. 328

Mr. Grattan's Speech on do. ......... 336

The Speech of Mr. Fitzgibbon (Attorney-general) on the

Regency ............... 348

Mr. Curran's Reply to the Attorney-general .... 362

Mr. Grattan's Reply to the Attorney-general .... 372

Prefatory Observations to the Debate on the Bill for disa-

bling Revenue Officers voting at Elections. ... 393

Mr. Grattan's Speech on the Principles of the Opposition 398

Do, on Revenue Officers' Bill. . . . . . . . . . 403

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WHEN the Editor of Mr. GRATTAN'S Speeches first entertained the idea of collecting and compiling the eloquence of his distinguished countryman, he was influenced by two considerations to the prosecution of so important and national a work. The first, that the present circumstances under which his Country was placed, required more than ever the general diffusion of those principles which first tended to promote the happiness and prosperity of Ireland. - The second, that he conceived be would add, in a great and eminent degree, to the many valuable works of this kind which are daily issuing from the Press, and gratify that taste for eloquence which has been so much the object of every man's attainment and ambition. The only claim which the Editor of tliis Volume has to public patronage is, that he has spared no labour in endeavouring to give to the public the most faithful reports of the Speeches which he has collected-and that he has diligently examined the various records where the best and most faithful reports could be found.-That he has made every effort to do justice to the splendid talents of Mr. GRATTAN, by an attentive comparison of those reports, will perhaps be acknowledged by such readers, who have been witnesses of the great exertions of our Orator ; exertions which now constitute a new era in English eloquence. In collecting the productions of that mind which so eloquently poured forth its treasures-in compiling, with industry and care, the labours of that man, whose talents raised his Country from slavery to freedom, the Editor hopes, if he shall not enjoy the praise, he may at least escape the severity, of the Critic ; and that be shall have gratified the friend of literature, and the man of taste, the admirer of genius, and the advocate of liberal principles and enlightened legis. lation, by rescuing the Speeches of Mr. GRATTAN from the mouldering records of Newspapers, and the widely extended surface of Par. liamentary debates; and it is a debt wbich the Edi. tor owes to the fame of this distinguished Senator, to state, that those and similar records, are the only sources from which he has taken the Speeches now given to the public. .

It will now be necessary to state those reasons which influenced the Editor to com

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