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OF

THE LIFE

OF THE

RIGHT HON. WILLIAM PITT,

EARL OF CHATHAM.

AND OF

THE PRINCIPAL EVENTS OF HIS TIME.

WITH

HIS SPEECHES IN PARLIAMENT,
FROM THE YEAR 1736 TO THE YEAR 1778.

SAT MIHI FAS AUDITA LOQUI.VIRGIL,

IN THREE VOLUMES.

THE SIXTH EDITION, CORRECTED.

VOLUME I.

in Almond

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR L. B. SEELEY, No: 56, PATERNOSTER-ROW.

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The following Letter was sent

Letter was sent to the Right
Honourable the DowAGER Countess of CHAT-
HAM, with a copy of the first edition of this
Work, in two volumes Quarto.
( copy. ) .

Herts

,

December 5, 1791. “ MADAM, “ I beg your Ladyship’s pardon for trespassing upon your retirement. It is to solicit, Madam. the honour of your acceptance of these Volumes, Although they contain but a weak, yet it is a wellintended effort to do justice to a great and fplendid Character.

“ From your Lady ship's noble Brother, the late, EARL TEMPLE, I received the most interesting part of these Anecdotes ; his Lordship honoured me with his friendship and esteem many years. From the first LORD LYTTELTON, the late Lords FORTESCU, and CARYS FORT, Right Hox. W. G. HAMILTON, Right Hon. R. RIGBY, GOVERNOR POWNAL, Mr. CALCRAFT, Mr. Rous, and a number of othe, Noblemen and Gentlemen, I received the remainder.

“ After much labour and expence, I now presume. to lay the work before your Ladyship; humbly hoping that it will be honoured with your approbation, and that I may have your Ladyship’s permission to fubfcribe myself

" Madam,
« Your most obedient, and

" most humble servant,

米 *****

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