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... of the age of Anne , as revealed in the brutal pages of Swift , and was driving
out the cynical corruption of Sir Robert Walpole ' s day , when every man had his
price and even a clergyman would buy a bishopric from a king ' s mistress .
... the king ' s officers with scant respect , sometimes with violence . Then while
the colonists waxed more and more indignant , England was inevitably led by the
reports of her agents into harsher severities ; for she fully believed the Americans
The ill feeling was further inflamed by the attitude of the king himself . When
George the Third came to the throne in 1760 , he found his authority scarcely
more than nominal ; for upon the expulsion of James the Second in 1688 , the
Tories had ...
With England and America both irritated , with the king bent on stretching his
authority , and with opposition to him shattered by faction , events moved swiftly
to a crisis . In 1763 George Grenville became Prime Minister , and Charles ...
During the hot debates over this motion and over all subsequent proceedings in
regard to America , the “ king ' s friends ” l were firm against the colonies ,
because defeat for the royal plan for America might mean defeat for it in England
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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