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HOUSE OF COMMONS,
TUESDAY, APRIL THE 23D, 1799,
ON SECONDING THE MOTION OF THE RIGHT HONOURABLE
A UNION WITH IRELAND.
'There hath been put in practice in governments, these two several kinds of 1 policy in uniting and conjoining of states and kingdoms; the one, to retain 'the ancient form still severed, and only conjoined in sovereignty; the other, • to superinduce a new form, agreeable and convenient to the entire estate. 'The former of these hath been more usual, but the latter is more happy.'
C EVER AL Gentlemen who either heard the substance of the following Discourse when it was delivered, or have perused it as enlarged and cor rected for the press, have suggested that it may be rendered more useful by the addition of an alphabetical Index of the principal matters discussed, or, at least, touched upon and referred to in it. Such an Index is accordingly subjoined to this edition, by means whereof it is hoped the reader will be able to turn with ease to such particular arguments or facts, as he may wish to make the peculiar object of his consideration. A. short Table of Contents is also prefixed, in order to show the general plan and division of the subject; and some corrections will be found of the text both of the English and Irish first editions.
Bruton Street, February 6, 1800.