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3 To this view Pitt and his adherents were violently opposed , for they understood
that the cause of America was exactly the same as that for which they were
fighting in England . They maintained that representation is a natural right .
Of his fits of “ madness ” over various studies he wrote : “ First I was greatly taken
with natural philosophy , which , while I should have given my mind to logic ,
employed me incessantly . This I call my furor mathematicus . But this worked off
Natural Society and A Philosophical Inquiry into the Origin of our Ideas on the
Sublime and Beautiful . In the first he attempted to refute Bolingbroke ' s
arguments against revealed religion by showing that they might be urged with
equal force ...
... in rotten parchments under dripping and perishing walls , but in full vigor , and
acting with vital energy and power , in the character of the leading men and
natural interests of the country . ” 3 From this political activity Burke withdrew for a
seeming contradiction between his early adherence to the cause of the people
and his later adherence to the cause of the sovereign was due in part to this
natural change and in part to his desire to preserve the balance between king
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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