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year greater than or equals "1785"
year less than or equals "1791"






Details 1785  [MORE] Warren Hastings returns from India to England; Governor-Generals Cornwallis and Wellesley take over. *India  
Details 1785  Ireland: First meeting of Irish Academy (Royal Irish Academy from 1786 on). Bill to regulate Anglo-Irish trade, adapted from William Pitt (the Younger)'s original free-trade proposals, introduced at College Green but later abandoned. *Ireland  
Details 1785  William Pitt the Younger introduces Bill for Parliamentary reform, which seems to bode well for the future of the reform movement. *Parliamentary Reform  
Details 1785  Sunday School Society founded to educate poor children (by 1851, enrolls more than 2 million).  
Details 1785  William Cowper, The Task  
Details 1785  Della Crusca (Robert Merry), The Florence Miscellany  
Details 1785  Sir William Jones, "A Hymn to Na'ra'yena."  
Details 1785  James Boswell, Tour to the Hebrides.  
Details 1785  William Paley, Principles of Moral and Political Philosophy (challenges scriptural and economic justifications; advocates gradual emancipation and abolition). *Abolition  
Details 1786  Warren Hastings, Memoirs Relative to the State of India *India
Details 1786  Hannah More, "The Bas Bleu; or Conversation" (brings into public notice the "bluestockings"; a circle of intellectual women).  
Details 1786  Robert Burns, Poems Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect. *Scotland  
Details 1786  William Beckford, Vathek. *The Gothic  
Details 1786  Thomas Clarkson, An Essay on the Slavery and Commerce of the Human Species argues for abolition. *Abolition  
Details 1786  Antonio Sacchini, Oedipe à Colone (Versailles; in Vienna 1802)  
Details 1786  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Le Nozze di Figaro (Vienna).  
Details 1786 - 1787  John Boydell's Shakespeare Gallery exhibits pictures of actors performing in Shakespeare's plays.  
Details 1786 - 1794  Impeachment proceedings against Warren Hastings. *India  
Details June 12, 1786  The Rev. William Taylor, schoolmaster at Hawkshead School (attended by William Wordsworth), dies at age 32. The epitaph on his tombstone in Cartmel Priory, which Wordsworth later mentions at a pivotal moment in The Prelude, 10.495-99, is adapted from the last four lines of Thomas Gray's "Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard."  
Details 1787  Formation of a Society for Effecting the Abolition of the Slave Trade in London and some provincial cities. Thomas Clarkson travels to get evidence on the trade. William Pitt the Younger and William Wilberforce attempt to initiate an Anglo-French suspension of the slave trade. *Abolition  
Details 1787  Mozart, Don Giovanni (Prague).  
Details 1787  Antonio Salieri, Tarare.  
Details 1787  Lord George Gordon (namesake of the 1780 Gordon Riots) converts to Judaism. *Anglo-Jewish History  
Details 1787  Lord George Gordon is arrested for libel in London's Jewish Quarter and imprisoned in the Tower.  
Details 1787  William Wordsworth composes most of The Vale of Esthwaite in spring and summer of this year.  




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