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The Introduction contains no newly discovered facts , but simply attempts to show
how those already known in regard to the condition of Great Britain , the relations
between the mother country and her colonies , Burke ' s career , his principles ...
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
The immediate power of a Duke of Richmond or a Marquis of Rockingham is not
so much of moment ; but , if their conduct and example hand down their
principles to their successors , then their houses become the public repositories
These principles he heartily followed in practice . For example , in 1778 a bill was
proposed for relaxing some of the restrictions upon Irish commerce . At once the
English merchants , those of Bristol among the rest , with short - sighted ...
Thus , with the utmost breadth of view , with an elevation of style which he never
surpassed , and with a temperance of expression which he perhaps never again
attained , he enunciated principles which are as true for America to - day as i ...
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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