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Appendix to the Eighth and Sixteenth Charges
Speeches in the Impeachment of Warren Hastings, Esq., late Gov-

ernor General of Bengal.
Speech in Opening the Impeachment.

First Day: Friday, February 15, 1788
Second Day: Saturday, February 16

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Speeches in the Impeachment of Warren Hastings, Esq., late Gov-

ernor-General of Bengal.
Speech in Opening the Impeachment.

Third Day: Monday, February 18, 1788

Fourth Day: Tuesday, February 19
Speech on the Sixth Article of Charge.

First Day: Tuesday, April 21, 1789
Second Day: Saturday, April 25
Third Day: Tuesday, May 5
Fourth Day: Thursday, May 7.






Report from the Committee of the House of Commons, appointed

to inspect the Lords' Journals in Relation to their Proceedings
on the Trial of Warren Hastings, Esq. With an Appendix.
Also, Remarks in Vindication of the Same froin the Animadver-

sions of Lord Thurlow. 1794

Speeches in the Impeachment of Warren Hastings, Esq., late Gov-

ernor-General of Bengal. (Continued.)

Speech in General Reply.

First Day: Wednesday, May 28, 1794

Second Day: Friday, May 30

Third Day: Tuesday, June 3

Fourth Day: Thursday, June 5




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peace, i. 295.

Accidental things ought to be carefully dis-

tinguished from permanent causes

and effects, v. 234.
Accouut, capital use of an, what, i. 511.
Act of navigation, i. 378; ii. 30, 38.
Acts of grace, impolicy of, ii. 386.
Acts of indemnity and oblivion, probable

effects of, as a means of reconciling

France to a monarchy, iv. 460.
Addison, Mr., the correctness of his opin-

ion of the cause of the grand effect

of the rotund questioned, i. 150.
his fine lines on honorable political

connections, i. 529.
Administration, Short Account of a Late

Short, (Marquis of Rockingham's,)

i. 263.
censures on that administration, i.

state of public affairs at the time of

its formation, i. 381.
character and conduct of it, i. 388.
idea of it respecting America, i. 397.
remarks on its foreign negotiations,

i. 412.
character of a united administration,

i. 419.
of a disunited one, i. 425.
the administration should be corre-

spondent to the legislature, i. 471.
Admiration, the first source of obedience,

iv. 251.
one of the principles which interest

us in the characters of others, vii.

Adrian, first contracts the bounds of the

Roman Empire, vii. 214.
Advice, compulsive, from constituents, its

authority first resisted by Mr.

Burke, iv. 95.
Adviser, duty of an, iv. 42.
Agricola, Julius, character and conduct

of, vii. 199.
Aix, the Archbishop of, his offer of con-

tribution, why refused by the
French National Assembly, iii.

Aix-la-Chapelle, the treaty of, remarks

on, v. 441.
Akbar, the Emperor, obtains possession

of Bengal, ix. 392.

Alfred the Great, character and conduct

of, vii. 261.
his care and sagacity in improving

the laws and institutions of Eng-

land, vii. 482.
Allegiance, oath of, remarkable one taken

by the nobility to King Stephen,

vii. 388.
Alliance, one of the requisites of a good

the famous Triple Alliance negotiated

by Temple and De Witt, v. 438.
alliance between Church and State in

a Christian commonwealth, a fanci-

ful speculation, vii. 43.
Ambition, one of the passions belonging

to society, i. 124.
nature and end of, i. 124.
misery of disappointed, i. 335.
ought to be influenced by popular

motives, i. 474.
influence of, iii. 107.
one of the natural distempers of a
democracy, iv. 161.

islative restraints on it in democ-
racies always violent and ineffect-

ual, iv. 164.
not an exact calculator, vii. 82.
virtue of a generous ambition for ap.

plause for public services, x. 176.
America, advantage of, to England, i. 297.

nature of various taxes there, i. 355.
project of a representation of in Par-

liament, its difficulties, i. 372.
its rapidly increasing commerce, ii.

eloquent description of the rising glow

ries of, in vision, ii. 115.
temper and character of its inhab.

itants, ii. 120.
their spirit of liberty, whence, ii. 120,

proposed taxation of, by grant in-

stead of imposition, ii. 154.
danger in establishing a military gove

ernment there, vi. 176.
American Stamp Act, its origin, i. 386.

repeal of the, i. 265, 389.
reasons of the repeal, ii. 48.
good effects of the repeal, i. 401 ; ü.


Ancestors, our, reverence due to them,

ini. 562 ; iv. 213.
Angles, in buildings, prejudicial to their

grandeur, i. 151.
Animals, their cries capable of convey-

ing great ideas, i. 161.
Anniversaries, festive, advantages of, iv.

Anselm, appointed Archbishop of Can-

terbury, vii. 373.
supports Henry I. against his brother

Robert, vii. 377.
Apparitions, singular inconsistency in the

ideas of the vulgar concerning

them, vii. 181.
Arbitrary power, steals upon a people by

lying dormant for a time, or by

being rarely exercised, ii. 201.
cannot be exercised or delegated by

the legislature, ix. 455.
not recognized in the Gentoo code, xi.

Arbitrary system, must always be a cor-

rupt one, x. 5.
danger in adopting it as a principle

of action, xi. 322.
Areopagus, court and senate of, remarks

on the, iii. 507.
Ariosto, a criticism of Boileau on, vii. 154.
Aristocracy, affected terror at the growth

of the power of the, in the reign of

George II., i. 457.
influence of the, i. 457.
too much spirit not a fault of the, i.

general observations on the, iii. 415.
character of a true natural one, iv.

regulations in some states with re-

spect to, iv. 250.
must submit to the dominion of pru-

dence and virtue, v. 127.
character of the aristocracy of France

before the Revolution, iii. 412 ; vi.

Aristotle, his caution against delusive

geometrical accuracy in moral ar.

guments, ii. 170.
his observations on the resemblance

between a democracy and a tyran-

ny, iii. 397.
his distinction between tragedy and

comedy, vii. 153.
his natural philosophy alone un-

worthy of him, vii. 252.
his system entirely followed by Bede,

vii. 252.
Armies yield a precarious and uncertain

obedience to a senate, iii. 5:24.
remarks on the standing armies of

France and England, iii. 224.
Army commanded by General Monk,

character of it, iv. 36.
Art, every work of, great only as it de-

ceives, i. 152.
Artist, a true one effects the noblest de-

signs by easy methods, i. 152.
Artois, Comte d', character of, iv. 430.

Ascendency, Protestant, observations op

it, vi. 393.
Asers, their origin and conquests, vii. 228.
Assassination, recommended and em.

ployed by the National Assembly

of France, iv. 34.
the dreadful consequences of this

policy, in case of war, iv. 34.
Astonishment, cause and nature of, i

130, 217.
Atheism by establishment, what, v. 310.

ought to be repressed by law, vii. 35.
schools of, set up by the French regi.

cides at the public charge, vi. 106.
Atheists, modern, contrasted with those

of antiquity, iv. 355.
Athenians, at the head of the democratic

interests of Greece, iv. 321.
Athens, the plague of, remarkable preva

lence of wickedness during its con-

tinuance, vii. 84.
Augustin, state of religion in Britain when

he arrived there, vii. 233.
introduced Christianity among the

Anglo-Saxons, vii. 235.
Aulic Council, remarks on the, v. 119.
Austria began in the reign of Maria The

resa to support great armies, v.

her treaty of 1756 with France, de-

plored by the French in 1773, v.

Authority, its only firm seat in publio

opinion, ii. 224 ; vi. 165.
the people the natural control on it,

iv. 164.
the exercise and control of it together

contradictory, iv. 164.

the monopoly of it an evil, v. 151.
Avarice, an instrument and source of op-

pression in India, iii. 107 ; ix. 491.

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Bacon, Lord, a remark of his applied to

the revolution in France, v. 175.
his demeanor at his impeachment,

xi. 173.
Bacon, N., his work on the laws of Eng.

land not entitled to authority, vii.

Bail, method of giving it introduced by

Alfred, vii. 265.

advantage of it, vii. 265.
Ball, John, abstract of a discourse of, iv.

Ballot, all contrivances by it vain to pre.

vent a discovery of the inclinations,

iii. 507.
Balmerino, Lord, proceedings in his

trial, xi. 34.
Banian, functions and character of the,

ix. 363.
Bank paper in England, owing to the

flourishing condition of commerce,

iii 541.
Bards, the, character of their verses, vii.

Bartholomew, St., massacre of, iii. 420.

Bathurst, Lord, his imagined vision of the Bitterness, in description, a source of the
rising glories of America, ii. 114.

sublime, i. 162.
Bayle, Mr., an observation of his on relig. Blackness, effects of, i. 229.
ious persecution, vi. 333.

Boadicea, Roman outrages against, vil.
Beauchamp, Lord, his bill concerning im-

prisonment ; Mr. Burke's course Boileau, his criticism on a tale in Ariosto,
with respect to it, ii. 382.

vii. 154.
Beauty, a cause of love, i. 114, 165. Bolingbroke, Lord, animadversions on his

proportion not the cause of it in veg- philosophical works, i. 3.
etables, i. 166.

some characteristics of his style, i. 7.
nor in animals, i. 170.

a presumptuous and superficial writ-
nor in the human species, i. 172.

er, iii. 398.
beauty and proportion not ideas of a remark of his on the superiority of
the same nature, i. 181.

a monarchy over other forms of gov.
the opposite to beauty not dispropor- ernment, iii. 398.

tion or deformity, but ugliness, i. Boncompagni, Cardinal, character of

him, iv. 338.
fitness not the cause of beauty, i. 181. Borrower, the public, and the private
nor perfection, i. 187.

lender, not adverse parties with
how far the idea of beauty applicable contending interests, v. 455.

to the qualities of the mind, i. 188. Bouillon, Godfrey of, engages in the Cru-
how far applicable to virtue, i. 190.

sade, vii. 372.
the real cause of beauty, i. 191. Boulogne, fortress of, surrendered to
beautiful objects, small, i. 191.

France, v. 204.
and smooth, i. 193.

importance of it to England, v. 204.
and of softly varied contour, i. 194. Bouvines, victory of, important advan.
and delicate, i. 195.

tages of it to France, vii. 458.
and of clear, mild, or diversified col- Brabançons, mercenary troops in the time
ors, i. 196.

of Henry II., their character, vii.
beauty of the physiognomy, i. 198.

beauty of the eye, i. 198.

Bribing, by means of it, rather than by
the beautiful in feeling, i. 201.

being bribed, wicked politicians
the beautiful in sounds, i. 203.

bring ruin on mankind, iii. 107.
physical effects of beauty, i. 232. Brissot, his character and conduct, iv. 371.
Bede, the Venerable, brief account of him Preface to his Address to his Con.
and his works, vii. 250.

stituents, v. 65.
Bedford, the first earl of, who, v. 201. Britain, invasion of, by Cæsar, vii. 165.
Begums of Oude, accused by the East account of its ancient inhabitants,
India Company of rebellion, ii. 475.

vii. 170.
pretence for seizing their treasures, invaded by Claudius, vii. 191.
xii. 33.

reduced by Ostorius Scapula, vii.
Benares, city of, the capital of the Indian

religion, ii. 477, 484.

finally subdued by Agricola, vii. 199.
province of, its projected sale to the why not sooner conquered, vii. 202.
Nabob of Oude, xi. 259.

nature of the government settled there
devastation of, during Mr. Hastings's by the Romans, vii. 205.
government, xi. 302, 347.

first introduction of Christianity into,
the Rajah of, nature of his author-

vii. 221.
ity, xi. 210.

deserted by the Romans, vii. 223.
imprisoned by Mr. Hastings's order, entry and settlement of the Saxons
xi. 277.

there, and their conversion to
the Ranny of, the soldiery incited by Christianity, vii. 227.

Mr. Hastings to plunder her, ii. 486. Britons, more reduced than any other
Benfield, Paul, his character and conduct,

nation that fell under the German
iii. 97.

power, vij. 232.
Bengal, extent and condition of, ii. 498. Brown, Dr., effect of his writings on the

conquest of, by the Emperor Akbar, people of England, v. 239.
ix. 392.

Buch, Captal de, his severe treatment of
era of the independent subahs of, ix. the Jacquerie in France, iv. 177.

Buildings, too great length in them, pre-
era of the British empire in, ix. 393.

judicial to grandeur of effect, i. 152.
nature of the government exercised should be gloomy to produce an idea
there by Mr. Hastings, xii. 211.

of the sublime, i. 158.
Bengal Cluh, observations on the, iv. 324. Burke, Mr., his sentiments respecting sev.
Bidjegur, fortress of, taken by order of eral leading members of the Whig
Mr. Hastings, xi. 291.

party, iv. 66.
Biron, Duchess of, murdered by the French and respecting a union of Ireland
regicides, vi. 41.

with Great Britain, iv. 297.

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