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CHAPTER XI.

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1720. Review of Stanhope's administration .........

Accession of Walpole and Townshend

The South Sea Company ...........

Competition with the Bank ..........
Passing of the South Sea Bill ............
Rage for speculation at this period..
Mr. Law and his system, at Paris..
Quarrel between him and Lord Stair

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Lord Stair recalled ...

General delusion in England .........
Various bubble companies ......
The re-action begins ...............

It becomes a crash ...........

The public resentment .......

The King hastens from Hanover ...
Prudence of Walpole
The Parliament meets ....................

Walpole proposes his plan ...........

1721. A secret Committee of Enquiry ........

Violence against the South Sea Directors

Angry debate in the Lords .......
Illness and death of Earl Stanhope .....

Report of the Secret Committee ........

Death of Secretary Craggs ........

Proceedings against Mr. Charles Stanhope .........

Against Mr. Aislabie ..........

And against Lord Sunderland .

Restoration of public credit ...........

Gloomy forebodings of the future ..

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Birth of Prince Charles Stuart .......

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Hopes of the Jacobites in England .................

Their Council of Five ................................

Atterbury, Bishop of Rochester ..........

Plot to seize the Tower and the Bank ................

Discovered by the Government .......

Layer, Plunkett, and others, taken into custody ......

The dog Harlequin ...

Arrest of Bishop Atterbury ..........
His harsh treatment in the Tower.........

Meeting of Parliament......

Vote against the Pretender’s Declaration
Tax on Roman Catholics.............

Compulsory oaths of allegiance ..........
1723. Charge against Earl Cowper ..........

His death and character ...........
Trial and execution of Layer.............
Bill of penalties against Bishop Atterbury

His eloquent defence .......................

The Bill passes ..............................

His last interview with Pope ...........

He is conveyed to Calais .......

Pardon of Lord Bolingbroke ..........

Bolingbroke arrives in England ...

His overtures to Walpole .

He returns to Paris..

Lord Carteret, Secretary of State...

Disagreement between Walpole and Carteret .........

Struggle for power ......

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Intrigues of Bolingbroke ...........
1724. Carteret is dismissed from his office ......................

But appointed Lord Lieutenant of Ireland ............

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CHAPTER XIII.

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Affair of Wood's Patent ......

Dissatisfaction in Ireland ....

Exertions of Swift .............

The Drapier's Letters .........

The popular ferment increases ................

Arrival of Lord Carteret .......

His ineffectual measures ........

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The Government is compelled to yield.................. 100

The Malt Tax in Scotland .................................. 101

Tumult at Glasgow ........................................... 103

Combination of Brewers at Edinburgh .................. 104

1725. Prudent measures of Walpole and Lord Isla ......... 105

Tranquillity restored among the Scots....................

Lord Chancellor Macclesfield impeached ............

Partial restoration of Lord Bolingbroke ....... 108

Opposed by the ardent Whigs

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And also by the ardent Jacobites

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William Pulteney ............

His league with Bolingbroke

The City Act... ... ... ...................

The Order of the Bath revived ..........

State of Foreign Affairs.........

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The Infanta sent back from France .....................

Resentment of the King and Queen of Spain .........

Conclusion of the Treaty of Vienna ..................... 120

Counter-Alliance at Hanover ......

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Clamours of the Opposition...........

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First rivalry of Walpole and Townshend ............... 125

CHAPTER XIV.

Jacobite intrigues ............

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State of the Highlanders ..................

Mission of Allan Cameron in Scotland .............

Bishop Atterbury at Paris............

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Lord Mar out of favour with James ...................

Influence of Colonel Hay (Lord Inverness) ...........

Quarrel between James and his Consort ............... . 134

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