Henry Flood, an Irish orator and politician, born in 1732, died Dec. 2, 1791. He was a son of the chief justice of the court of king's bench in Ireland, and was educated at Trinity college, Dublin, and at Oxford. In 1759 he became a member of the Irish house of commons, where his eloquence made a remarkable impression, and his activity in support of all measures beneficial to his country won him great popularity. His relations to the government, however, exposed him to the. charge of inconsistency. He was reelected to parliament in 1701, and was made a privy councillor for the two kingdoms, and vice treasurer of Ireland in 1775, but resigned in 1781. In 1783 he held a celebrated discussion with Mr. Grattan in the house of commons. In the same year he was returned to the English parliament for the city of Winchester, and in 1785 he represented Seaford. His speeches were logical, pure in style, and rich in figures and classical allusions. He left a Pindaric "Ode to Fame," and a poem on the death of Frederick, prince of Wales, to be found in the Oxford collection, ,and published a volume of speeches in 1787. His "Life and Correspondence," by W. Flood, was published in London in 1838.