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In accordance with his own views and those of the king , he brought in a bill to lay
duties on wine , oil and fruits carried directly to America from Spain and Portugal ,
and on glass , paper , lead , painters ' colors and tea . ? The resulting revenue ...
When a bill was pending to abolish the penalties inflicted on religious teachers
and schoolmasters who dissented from the doctrines of the Church of England ,
Burke favored such toleration on the ground that the men from whom the country
For example , in 1778 a bill was proposed for relaxing some of the restrictions
upon Irish commerce . At once the English merchants , those of Bristol among the
rest , with short - sighted jealousy raised a cry of protest . But Burke was unmoved
He is also supposed to have framed the East India bill commonly known as Fox '
s . At any rate he defended it ? in a speech which , as a whole , ranks but little
below his best , and which , in spite of some extravagance and some outbursts of
The loss of the bill is not to be regretted ; for in many respects the measure was
unwise , and the reforms at which it aimed Burke finally secured in another way .
Early in 1785 he renewed his attack in the Speech on the Nabob of Arcot ' s
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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