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Dull , industrious , stubborn , he was resolved that on both sides of the Atlantic he
would rule in fact as well as in name . Unhappily for England , he met with
ineffectual resistance , because his supporters were united and his enemies
To such lengths Grenville was unwilling to go , but he was ready to lay a tax in
order to defray the expenses of the French and Indian War which had closed in
1756 , — to lay a tax in spite of the fact , fully acknowledged by Parliament , ' that
This sympathy may be due in part to the fact that he was a native of a country
which had suffered long under oppression . He was born in Ireland in 1729 , ' the
son of a solicitor in good practice . Though Burke ' s mother was a Roman
... irritation at the obstinacy of the colonists , greed of power , — to the
fundamental fact that in the long run restraint and violence defeat themselves .
Though most members of Parliament seemed incurably ignorant of America and
incapable of ...
In theory the British Constitution , for example , might be as illogical as possible :
if as a matter of fact it protected person and property , Burke was well content to
let it stand unchanged . “ A man of warm speculative benevolence , ” he wrote ...
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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