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Of the several factions he had less to fear from the Conservatives , or Old Whigs ;
for they were not only split , but they were so content with the state of things under
which England and their party had thriven that they were averse to radical ...
... which in such things were lower than ours . Whatever may have been his
shortcomings in these private affairs , his public services outweigh them a
thousand times . For one thing , he was on the right side in the long contest over
... to mutter , and he observed in the brilliant society into which he was cordially
received two things which he strongly dreaded , atheism and an eager
questioning of the “ allowed opinions which contribute so much to the public
1 Then he was moved to act , for few things were dearer to his heart than à quiet ,
well - regulated state . Whatever interfered with this , whether rebellion , riot ,
usurpation , radical reforms , agitation , or the questioning of traditional beliefs in
... palanquin of the prince , and the close litter of the noble lady , — all these
things were to him as the objects amidst which his own life had been passed , as
the objects which lay on the road between Beaconsfield and St . James ' s Street .
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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