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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
I should have lost the only thing which can make such abilities as mine of any
use to the world now or hereafter : I mean that authority which is derived from an
opinion that a member speaks the language of truth and sincerity , and that he is
He was justified in writing , near the close of his life : “ If I were to call for a reward
, . . . it should be for [ the services ] in which for fourteen years without
intermission I showed the most industry and had the least success : I mean the
affairs of ...
Plain good intention , which is as easily discovered at the first view as fraud is
surely detected at last , is , let me say , of no mean force in the government of 30
mankind . Genuine simplicity of heart is an healing and cementing principle .
I mean to give peace . Peace implies reconciliation ; and where there has been a
5 material dispute , reconciliation does in a manner always imply concession on
the one part or on the other . In this state of things I make no difficulty in affirming
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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