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LIFE AND TIMES
Rr. HON. HENRY GRATTAN.
BY HIS SON,
HENRY GRATTAN, ESQ., M.P.
IN FIVE VOL U MES.
HENRY COLBURN, PUBLISHER,
GREAT MARLBOROUGH STREET.
Mr. Grattan-Character and conduct of Lord Westmoreland-Public
feeling in Ireland—Dinner by the Whigs of the capital-Resolutions
of the Volunteers-Decree of Louis XVI. in favour of toleration-
French revolution-French principles in Ireland-Question of Ro-
man Catholic Emancipation-Effect of penal laws-Edmund
Burke's writings in favour of the Catholics—Ill treatment of the
Catholics by the Government–Their communication with the Whig
Club-Lord Kenmare's address to the Lord-lieutenant-Address of
the “Sixty-eight”—People disapprove of both addresses—Conduct of
the Opposition-Meeting of Parliament, January, 1792–Mr. Grat-
tan's speech - Remarkable eulogy on Dean Kirwan-Account of
his charity sermons
Roman Catholic Bill of 1792, proposed by Sir cules Langrishe,
supported by Mr. Hobart the secretary-Catholic resolutions—Mr.
Parliamentary Reform — State of representation - History of Irish
boroughs—Wm. Ponsonby supports Reform-Mr. Grattan moves
for a committee--Mr, Corry's amendment-Mr. Grattan's resolutions
-Sir John Parnell's carried— Mr. Toler's motion-Stewart (Lord
Castlereagh) speaks in favour of it-Measure lost-Bad effect in Ire-
land — British Corresponding Societies -- Artifices of Mr. Dundas
(Lord Melville)-Formation of United Irishmen-Counter associa-
tion by the Duke of Leinster --Parties in Ireland—Disposition of her
governors, and conduct of Lord Clare-French Revolution-Death
of Louis XVI.- War with England - Defenders-Report of Lords'
Committee-Catholics cleared of the charges against them-Procla-
mation by Government-Lord Edward Fitzgerald's speech-Volun-
teers dispersed—Their cannon seized-Arms and Gunpowder Bill-
Sir Simon Butler and Oliver Bond imprisoned by the House of Lords
-Convention Bill—Place, Pension, and Barren Land Bills—The
hereditary revenue yielded by the King-End of Session, 1793— List