Burke

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"[...]full of the matter of great truths, copiously enriched from the fountains of generous and many-coloured feeling. He thought about life as a whole, with all its infirmities and all its pomps. With none of the mental exclusiveness of the moralist by profession, he fills every page with solemn reference and meaning; with none of the mechanical bustle of the common politician, he is everywhere conscious of the mastery of laws, institutions, and government over the character and happiness of men. Besides thus diffusing a strong light over the
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Burke

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"[...]full of the matter of great truths, copiously enriched from the fountains of generous and many-coloured feeling. He thought about life as a whole, with all its infirmities and all its pomps. With none of the mental exclusiveness of the moralist by profession, he fills every page with solemn reference and meaning; with none of the mechanical bustle of the common politician, he is everywhere conscious of the mastery of laws, institutions, and government over the character and happiness of men. Besides thus diffusing a strong light over the awful tides of human circumstance, Burke has the sacred gift of inspiring men to use a grave diligence in caring for high things, and in making their lives at once rich and austere. Such a part in literature is indeed high. We feel no emotion of revolt when Mackintosh speaks of Shakespeare and Burke in the same breath as being both of them above mere talent. And we do not dissent when Macaulay, after reading Burke's works over, again, exclaims,[...]".
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781505228410
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/13/2015
  • Pages: 140
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Note; 1. Early life and first writings; 2. In Ireland - Parliament - Beaconsfield; 3. The constitutional struggle; 4. The Rockingham party - Paris - election at Bristol - the American war; 5. Economical reform - Burke in office - fall of his party; 6. Burke and his friends; 7. The new ministry - Warren Hastings - Burke's public position; 8. The French Revolution; 9. Burke and his party - progress of the Revolution - Ireland - last years; 10. Burke's literary character.
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