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On empire, liberty, and reform : speeches and letters

Author: Edmund Burke; David Bromwich
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2000.
Series: Lewis Walpole series in eighteenth-century culture and history.
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The British statesman Edmund Burke had a genius for political argument and his impassioned works shaped late 18th-century public life in England. This annotated anthology of his work illustrates his  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Correspondence
Early works to 1800
Early works
Personal correspondence
Named Person: Edmund Burke; Edmund Burke; Edmund Burke
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edmund Burke; David Bromwich
ISBN: 0300081464 9780300081466 0300081472 9780300081473
OCLC Number: 42389537
Notes: A collection of speeches.
Description: viii, 526 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Speech at his arrival at Bristol (1774) --
Speech at the conclustion of the poll (1774) --
To William Burgh (9 February 1775) --
Speech on conciliation with America (1775) --
Letter to the sheriffs of Bristol on the affairs of America (1777) --
Two letters to gentlemen in Bristol on the trade of Irland (1778) --
Some thoughts on the approaching executions (1780) --
Speech at Bristol guildhall previous to the election (1780) --
To the Earl of Hillsborough and Lord Viscount Stormont (3 October 1789) --
To Sir Thomas Rumbold (23 March 1781) --
Speech on reform on representation (1782) --
Speech on Fox's East India Bill (1783) --
To miss Mary Palmer (19 January 1786) --
Speech in opening the impeachment of Warren Hastings (1788) --
To Charles-Jean-Fran{240)cius Depont (November 1789) --
Letter to Richard Burke on protestant ascendancy in Ireland (1792).
Series Title: Lewis Walpole series in eighteenth-century culture and history.
Responsibility: Edmund Burke ; edited by David Bromwich.


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"This book is a model for anthology and for sagacious commentary. Bromwich's general introduction and the particular introductions to each of the items are of the highest quality, combining literary Read more...

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