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... on the political or personal bearing of many remarks which we might deem
insignificant ; on his dexterity in turning against his opponents their own phrases ,
convicting them out of their own mouths ; in short , on the force of this speech as
TABLE OF CONTENTS . INTRODUCTION : ACQUAINTANCE WITH BURKE . . . . .
ACQUAINTANCE with Burke . Social Conditions . . . . Political CondITIONS . .
EDMUND BURKE . . . . BURKE AS A STATESMAN . . BURKE AS AN Orator .
To understand him wholly , even in the Speech on Conciliation with America ,
one must have a considerable knowledge of the social conditions in his time , of
the political situation , of his character , his principles of statecraft and his style . II
POLITICAL CONDITIONS . The course of events leading up to this speech is
related in all English or American histories that deal with the period . 4 1 See
Burke ' s Speech on the Nabob of Arcot ' s Debts , Works , Boston , 1894 , III , 24 ,
He strove to break the power of the Old Whigs by getting their “ rotten boroughs ”
into his own hands , and he weakened the New Whigs by the use of political
patronage . Thus he kept each too feeble to block him . With England and
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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