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THE extreme utility, as well as intrinfiş merit of

the following Work, is so obvious, that the Editor has little more to observe, than that it will be found equally candid and impartial.

While, however, he experiences every satisfaction in the confidence he has, that it will have its admirers for. home of the finest reading to be met' with, he suffers much in the fear he has, of being exposed to the cen. lure of others, who may probably think he has either neglected them, or failed in the attempt he has made to do them justice.

In his defence, he thinks it necessary to represent, that the Debates of Parliament, for the last fifty years,

ere found to produce so many beauties, that it would have been altogether impracticable, however desirous he might have been of doing it, to have selected them all, at least, without running into a very expenlive and voluminous work indeed. He was, therefore, under the painful neceflity of passing by a number of beauties deserving notice, and could only make choice of those that were the most striking; determin118, at the same time, to give as much variety, and to include as many speakers as possible.

nthstanding these difficulties in the way of ren

lat complete and general satisfaction he wished 4, he trusts the Work will, nevertheless, be found

iversal patronage and support. the Public in general it will furnish much useful entertaining matter, while the Politician, and · A3


dering that comple to afford, he trusts the

39 X677

Member of Parliament in particular, will find it a source

of the most necessary information and instruction. It

will be found to contain the Speeches of the first

Speakers that ever ornamented the British Senate, and

their opinions on the most important and interesting


The whole is so arranged, as to exhibit, in one point

of view, all the Eloquence, the Wit, or Satire, &c. that
has been in the Lords and Commons, from the Admi.
nistration of Sir Robert WALPOLE, down to the pre-
fent time, with the name of each Member annexed to
the Beauty ascribed to him.

Those Beauties that would, from the nature of them,

admit of it, will be found short and concise; others

more at large, either as meriting it from their excel-

lence, or to prevent their being disjointed or unintelli-

gible; whilst some are selected entirely from the valt

mass of matter they contain, or the great fund of know-

ledge they possess. :

Upon the whole--the Editor flatters himself, that

the BEAUTIES of the British SENATE will prove
particularly acceptable to those who have not the De-
bates of Parliament, and serve as a valuable companion
to those who have; nor be thought unworthy, either as
an elegant or useful work, a place in the LIBRARY of
every GENTLEMAN in the British Empire.

January 26, 1786.

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ARMY, Page 110. Mr. Pulteney . 179, 180
Sir John Barnard

Mr. Shippen . 110, 116
Mr. Horatio Walpole
Earl of Aylesford

DEFENCE, Page 183.

120 Earl of Strafford Duke of Argyle 126, 139

Sir Rob.Walpole 183, 184, 187 Lord Hervey

Mr. Pulteney Mr. Shippen


Right Hon. Henry Pelham 192 Mr. Pulteney

Lord Mansfield ,

194 Mr. Walter Plumer 138

General Burgoyne Sir John Barnard

Lord North

197, 199 William Thornton, Efq; 140

Mr. Hamilton 200, 207
Mr. Rose

208 Right Hon. Tho. Townsend 142

Major Scott

209 BR I BERY, Page 144.

ELOQUENCE, Page 215. Bishop of Bangor

144 Earl of Chesterfield


Mr. William Pulteney

Lord Noel Somerset 217 CIVIL LIST, Page 151.

Mr. William Pitt


Earl of Chesterfield Mr. Shippen

Earl of Halifax

224 Lord Carteret

Lord Raymond

226 Duke of Newcastle

159 Earl of Sandwich Sir Robert Walpole

Mr. Shippen

231 Mr. Wilkes

Sir Dudley Ryder

235 Mr. Dempster

166 Lord Percival

Right Hon. Mr. Pelham
Page 168.
General Burgoyne

254 Mr. Fox

256, 259, 261 Sir Paul Methuen . 168 | Mr. Erskine

292 Sir Robert Walpole

| Mr. H. Dundas 299, 303





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