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The Introduction contains no newly discovered facts , but simply attempts to show
how those already known in regard to the condition of Great Britain , the relations
between the mother country and her colonies , Burke ' s career , his principles ...
The most important notes are those which throw light on Burke ' s inferences from
the events which had already estranged England and her colonies ; on his
manner of summing up everything said on all sides during ten years of ...
... now and then omits qualifying clauses from speeches , and thus makes men
appear more hostile to America than they actually were . According to all
authorities , though England and her colonies xii INTRODUCTION . Political
Edmund Burke Hammond Lamont. According to all authorities , though England
and her colonies had not been actually hostile during the first half of the
eighteenth century , nevertheless several causes were producing irritation on
both sides .
Townshend believed in holding the colonies with a firm hand , in depriving them
of the right of self - government , and in maintaining authority by a standing army
supported by taxes assessed on the Americans by Parliament . To such lengths ...
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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