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... of American affairs ; on the political or personal bearing of many remarks which
we might deem insignificant ; on his dexterity in turning against his opponents
their own phrases , convicting them out of their own mouths ; in short , on the
In 1763 George Grenville became Prime Minister , and Charles Townshend First
Lord of Trade , that is , head of the committee of the Privy Council in charge of
colonial affairs . Both were royal henchmen . Townshend believed in holding the
Whatever may have been his shortcomings in these private affairs , his public
services outweigh them a thousand times . For one thing , he was on the right
side in the long contest over Wilkes . This man , a radical writer who had been ...
5 For the sake of this party Burke refused a flattering offer to go to India as one of
three commissioners to overhaul the affairs of the East India Company ; 6 for the
sake of this party he drummed up his associates by letter and personal appeal .
In the second speech Burke maintained that affairs had come to such a pass that
England must conciliate , and that the only way was by yielding . In the Letter he
reviewed the struggle , and in the light of results justified his own position .
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This well-crafted address was presented as a series of suggestions for a way to conciliate the American colonists and avoid a revolt. The common-sense points that Burke makes and the ways that he goes ... Прочетете пълната рецензия