Selections from the Speeches and Writings of Edmund Burke
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Selections from the Speeches and Writings of Edmund Burke

By Edmund Burke
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  • SELECTIONS FROM THE SPEECHES AND WRITINGS OF EDMUND BURKE.
  • INTRODUCTORY ESSAY.
    • ...
    • ...
  • APPENDIX.
    • ...
    • ...
  • SELECTIONS FROM THE SPEECHES AND WRITINGS OF EDMUND BURKE.
  • NATURE AND FUNCTIONS OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS.
  • RETROSPECT AND RESIGNATION.
  • MODESTY OF MIND.
  • NEWTON AND NATURE.
  • THEORY AND PRACTICE.
  • INDUCTION AND COMPARISON.
  • DIVINE POWER ON THE HUMAN IDEA.
  • UNION OF LOVE AND DREAD IN RELIGION.
  • OFFICE OF SYMPATHY.
  • WORDS.
  • NATURE ANTICIPATES MAN.
  • SELF-INSPECTION.
  • POWER OF THE OBSCURE.
  • FEMALE BEAUTY.
  • NOVELTY AND CURIOSITY.
  • PLEASURES OF ANALOGY.
  • AMBITION.
  • EXTENSIONS OF SYMPATHY.
  • PHILOSOPHY OF TASTE.
  • CLEARNESS AND STRENGTH IN STYLE.
  • UNITY OF IMAGINATION.
  • EFFECT OF WORDS.
  • INVESTIGATION.
  • THE SUBLIME.
  • OBSCURITY.
  • PRINCIPLES OF TASTE.
  • THE BEAUTIFUL.
  • THE REAL AND THE IDEAL.
  • JUDGMENT IN ART.
  • MORAL EFFECTS OF LANGUAGE.
  • SECURITY OF TRUTH.
  • IMITATION AN INSTINCTIVE LAW.
  • STANDARD OF REASON AND TASTE.
  • USE OF THEORY.
  • POLITICAL OUTCASTS.
  • INJUSTICE TO OUR OWN AGE.
  • FALSE COALITIONS.
  • POLITICAL EMPIRICISM.
  • A VISIONARY.
  • PARTY DIVISIONS.
  • DECORUM IN PARTY.
  • NOT SO BAD AS WE SEEM.
  • POLITICS WITHOUT PRINCIPLE.
  • MORAL DEBASEMENT PROGRESSIVE.
  • DESPOTISM.
  • JUDGMENT AND POLICY.
  • POPULAR DISCONTENT.
  • THE PEOPLE AND THEIR RULERS.
  • GOVERNMENT FAVOURITISM.
  • ADMINISTRATION AND LEGISLATION.
  • INFLUENCE OF THE CROWN.
  • VOICE OF THE PEOPLE.
  • FALLACY OF EXTREMES.
  • PRIVATE CHARACTER A BASIS FOR PUBLIC CONFIDENCE.
  • PREVENTION.
  • CONFIDENCE IN THE PEOPLE.
  • FALSE MAXIMS ASSUMED AS FIRST PRINCIPLES.
  • LORD CHATHAM.
  • GRENVILLE.
  • CHARLES TOWNSHEND.
  • PARTY AND PLACE.
  • POLITICAL CONNECTIONS.
  • NEUTRALITY.
  • WEAKNESS IN GOVERNMENT.
  • AMERICAN PROGRESS.
  • COMBINATION, NOT FACTION.
  • GREAT MEN.
  • POWER OF CONSTITUENTS.
  • INFLUENCE OF PLACE IN GOVERNMENT.
  • TAXATION INVOLVES PRINCIPLE.
  • GOOD MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT.
  • FISHERIES OF NEW ENGLAND.
  • PREPARATION FOR PARLIAMENT.
  • BATHURST AND AMERICA'S FUTURE.
  • CANDID POLICY.
  • WISDOM OF CONCESSION.
  • MAGNANIMITY.
  • DUTY OF REPRESENTATIVES.
  • PRUDENTIAL SILENCE.
  • COLONIAL TIES.
  • GOVERNMENT AND LEGISLATION.
  • PARLIAMENT.
  • MORAL LEVELLERS.
  • PUBLIC SALARY AND PATRIOTIC SERVICE.
  • RATIONAL LIBERTY.
  • IRELAND AND MAGNA CHARTA.
  • COLONIES AND BRITISH CONSTITUTION.
  • RECIPROCAL CONFIDENCE.
  • PENSIONS AND THE CROWN.
  • COLONIAL PROGRESS.
  • FEUDAL PRINCIPLES AND MODERN TIMES.
  • RESTRICTIVE VIRTUES.
  • LIBELLERS OF HUMAN NATURE.
  • REFUSAL A REVENUE.
  • A PARTY MAN.
  • PATRIOTISM AND PUBLIC INCOME.
  • AMERICAN PROTESTANTISM.
  • RIGHT OF TAXATION.
  • CONTRACTED VIEWS.
  • ASSIMILATING POWER OF CONTACT.
  • PRUDENCE OF TIMELY REFORM.
  • DIFFICULTIES OF REFORMERS.
  • PHILOSOPHY OF COMMERCE.
  • THEORIZING POLITICIANS.
  • ECONOMY AND PUBLIC SPIRIT.
  • REFORM OUGHT TO BE PROGRESSIVE.
  • CIVIL FREEDOM.
  • TENDENCIES OF POWER.
  • INDIVIDUAL GOOD AND PUBLIC BENEFIT.
  • PUBLIC CORRUPTION.
  • CRUELTY AND COWARDICE.
  • BAD LAWS PRODUCE BASE SUBSERVIENCY.
  • FALSE REGRET.
  • BRITISH DOMINION IN EAST INDIA.
  • POLITICAL CHARITY.
  • EVILS OF DISTRACTION.
  • CHARLES FOX.
  • THE IMPRACTICABLE UNDESIRABLE.
  • CONSTITUTION OF THE COMMONS.
  • EMOLUMENTS OF OFFICE.
  • MORAL DISTINCTIONS.
  • ELECTORS AND REPRESENTATIVES.
  • POPULAR OPINION A FALLACIOUS STANDARD.
  • ENGLISH REFORMATION.
  • PROSCRIPTION.
  • JUST FREEDOM.
  • ENGLAND'S EMBASSY TO AMERICA.
  • HOWARD, THE PHILANTHROPIST.
  • PARLIAMENTARY RETROSPECT.
  • PEOPLE AND PARLIAMENT.
  • REFORMED CIVIL LIST.
  • FRENCH AND ENGLISH REVOLUTION.
  • ARMED DISCIPLINE.
  • GILDED DESPOTISM.
  • OUR FRENCH DANGERS.
  • SIR GEORGE SAVILLE.
  • CORRUPTION NOT SELF-REFORMED.
  • THE BRIBED AND THE BRIBERS.
  • HYDER ALI.
  • REFORMATION AND ANARCHY CONTRASTED AND COMPARED.
  • CONFIDENCE AND JEALOUSY.
  • ECONOMY OF INJUSTICE.
  • SUBSISTENCE AND REVENUE.
  • AUTHORITY AND VENALITY.
  • PREROGATIVE OF THE CROWN AND PRIVILEGE OF PARLIAMENT.
  • BURKE AND FOX.
  • PEERS AND COMMONS.
  • NATURAL SELF-DESTRUCTION.
  • THE CARNATIC.
  • ABSTRACT THEORY OF HUMAN LIBERTY.
  • POLITICS AND THE PULPIT.
  • IDEA OF FRENCH REVOLUTION.
  • PATRIOTIC DISTINCTION.
  • KINGLY POWER NOT BASED ON POPULAR CHOICE.
  • PREACHING DEMOCRACY OF DISSENT.
  • JARGON OF REPUBLICANISM.
  • CONSERVATIVE PROGRESS OF INHERITED FREEDOM.
  • CONSERVATION AND CORRECTION.
  • HEREDITARY SUCCESSION OF ENGLISH CROWN.
  • LIMITS OF LEGISLATIVE CAPACITY.
  • OUR CONSTITUTION, NOT FABRICATED, BUT INHERITED.
  • LOW AIMS AND LOW INSTRUMENTS.
  • HOUSE OF COMMONS CONTRASTED WITH NATIONAL ASSEMBLY.
  • PROPERTY, MORE THAN ABILITY, REPRESENTED IN PARLIAMENT.
  • VIRTUE AND WISDOM QUALIFY FOR GOVERNMENT.
  • NATURAL AND CIVIL RIGHTS.
  • MARIE ANTOINETTE.
  • SPIRIT OF A GENTLEMAN AND THE SPIRIT OF RELIGION.
  • POWER SURVIVES OPINION.
  • CHIVALRY A MORALIZING CHARM.
  • SACREDNESS OF MORAL INSTINCTS.
  • PARENTAL EXPERIENCE.
  • REVOLUTIONARY SCENE.
  • ECONOMY ON STATE PRINCIPLES.
  • PHILOSOPHICAL VANITY; ITS MAXIMS, AND EFFECTS.
  • UNITY BETWEEN CHURCH AND STATE.
  • TRIPLE BASIS OF FRENCH REVOLUTION.
    • I.—REGICIDE.
    • II.—JACOBINISM.
    • III.—ATHEISM.
  • CORRESPONDENT SYSTEM OF MANNERS AND MORALS.
  • FEROCITY OF JACOBINISM.
  • VOICE OF OPPRESSION.
  • BRITAIN VINDICATED IN HER WAR WITH FRANCE.
  • POLISH AND FRENCH REVOLUTION.
  • EUROPE IN 1789.
  • ATHEISM CANNOT REPENT.
  • OUTWARD DIGNITY OF THE CHURCH DEFENDED.
  • DANGER OF ABSTRACT VIEWS.
  • APPEAL TO IMPARTIALITY.
  • HISTORICAL ESTIMATE OF LOUIS XVI.
  • NEGATIVE RELIGION A NULLITY.
  • ANTECHAMBER OF REGICIDE.
  • TREMENDOUSNESS OF WAR.
  • ENGLISH OFFICERS.
  • DIPLOMACY OF HUMILIATION.
  • RELATION OF WEALTH TO NATIONAL DIGNITY.
  • AMBASSADORS OF INFAMY.
  • DIFFICULTY THE PATH TO GLORY.
  • ROBESPIERRE AND HIS COUNTERPARTS.
  • ACCUMULATION, A STATE PRINCIPLE.
  • WARNING FOR A NATION.
  • SANTERRE AND TALLIEN.
  • SIR SYDNEY SMITH.
  • A MORAL DISTINCTION.
  • INFIDELS AND THEIR POLICY.
  • WHAT A MINISTER SHOULD ATTEMPT.
  • LAW OF VICINITY.
  • EUROPEAN COMMUNITY.
  • PERILS OF JACOBIN PEACE.
  • PARLIAMENTARY AND REGAL PREROGATIVE.
  • BURKE'S DESIGN IN HIS GREATEST WORK.
  • LORD KEPPEL.
  • "LABOURING POOR."
  • STATE CONSECRATED BY THE CHURCH.
  • FATE OF LOUIS XVIII.
  • NOBILITY.
  • LEGISLATION AND REPUBLICANS.
  • PRINCIPLE OF STATE-CONSECRATION.
  • BRITISH STABILITY.
  • LITERARY ATHEISTS.
  • CITY OF PARIS.
  • PRINCIPLE OF CHURCH PROPERTY.
  • PARSIMONY NOT ECONOMY.
  • MAJESTY OF THE BRITISH CONSTITUTION.
  • DUTY NOT BASED ON WILL.
  • ECCLESIASTICAL CONFISCATION.
  • MORAL OF HISTORY.
  • USE OF DEFECTS IN HISTORY.
  • SOCIAL CONTRACT.
  • PRESCRIPTIVE RIGHTS.
  • MADNESS OF INNOVATION.
  • THE STATE, ITS OWN REVENUE.
  • METAPHYSICAL DEPRAVITY.
  • PERSONAL AND ANCESTRAL CLAIMS.
  • MONASTIC AND PHILOSOPHIC SUPERSTITION.
  • DIFFICULTY AND WISDOM OF CORPORATE REFORM.
  • DISTINCTIVE CHARACTER OF ENGLISH PROTESTANTISM.
  • FICTITIOUS LIBERTY.
  • FRENCH IGNORANCE OF ENGLISH CHARACTER.
  • THE "PEOPLE," AND "OMNIPOTENCE" OF PARLIAMENT.
  • MAGNANIMITY OF ENGLISH PEOPLE.
  • TRUE BASIS OF CIVIL SOCIETY.
  • ROUSSEAU.
  • MORAL HEROES.
  • KINGDOM OF FRANCE.
  • GRIEVANCE AND OPINION.
  • PERPLEXITY AND POLICY.
  • HISTORICAL INSTRUCTION.
  • MONTESQUIEU.
  • ARTICLES, AND SCRIPTURE.
  • PROBLEM OF LEGISLATION.
  • ORDER, LABOUR, AND PROPERTY.
  • REGICIDAL LEGISLATURE.
  • GOVERNMENT NOT TO BE RASHLY CENSURED.
  • ETIQUETTE.
  • ANCIENT ESTABLISHMENTS.
  • SENTIMENT AND POLICY.
  • PATRIOTISM.
  • NECESSITY, A RELATIVE TERM.
  • KING JOHN AND THE POPE.
  • CONSUMPTION AND PRODUCE.
  • "PRIESTS OF THE RIGHTS OF MAN."
  • "HIS GRACE."
  • SPECULATION AND HISTORY.
  • LABOUR AND WAGES.
  • A COMPLETE REVOLUTION.
  • BRITISH GOVERNMENT IN INDIA.
  • MONEY AND SCIENCE.
  • POLITICAL AXIOMS.
    • I.
    • II.
    • III.
    • IV.
    • V.
    • VI.
    • VII.
    • VIII.
    • X.
    • XI.
    • XII.
  • DISAPPOINTED AMBITION.
  • DIFFICULTY AN INSTRUCTOR.
  • SOVEREIGN JURISDICTIONS.
  • PRUDERY OF FALSE REFORM.
  • EXAGGERATION.
  • TACTICS OF CABAL.
  • GOVERNMENT, RELATIVE, NOT ABSOLUTE.
  • GENERAL VIEWS.
  • MAGNITUDE IN BUILDING.
  • SOCIETY AND SOLITUDE.
  • EAST-INDIA BILL AND COMPANY.
  • PARLIAMENTS AND ELECTIONS.
  • RELIGION AND MAGISTRACY.
  • PERSECUTION, FALSE IN THEORY.
  • IRISH LEGISLATION.
  • HENRY OF NAVARRE.
  • TEST ACTS.
  • WHAT FACTION OUGHT TO TEACH.
  • GRIEVANCES BY LAW.
  • REVOLUTIONARY POLITICS.
  • TOLERATION BECOME INTOLERANT.
  • WILKES AND RIGHT OF ELECTION.
  • ROCKINGHAM AND CONWAY.
  • POLITICS IN THE PULPIT.
  • WILLIAM THE CONQUEROR.
  • KING ALFRED.
  • DRUIDS.
  • SAXON CONQUEST AND CONVERSION.
  • MINISTERIAL RESPONSIBILITY.
  • MONASTIC INSTITUTIONS AND THEIR RESULTS.
  • COMMON LAW AND MAGNA CHARTA.
  • EUROPE AND THE NORMAN INVASION.
  • ANCIENT INHABITANTS OF BRITAIN.
  • PUBLIC PROSECUTIONS.
  • TRUE NATURE OF A JACOBIN WAR.
  • NATIONAL DIGNITY.
  • PRINCIPLES OF GOVERNMENT NOT ABSOLUTE, BUT RELATIVE.
  • DECLARATION OF 1793.
  • MORAL DIET.
  • KING WILLIAM'S POLICY.
  • DISTEMPER OF REMEDY.
  • WAR AND WILL OF THE PEOPLE.
  • FALSE POLICY IN OUR FRENCH WAR.
  • MORAL ESSENCE MAKES A NATION.
  • PUBLIC SPIRIT.
  • PROGRESSIVE GROWTH OF CHRISTIAN STATES.
  • PETTY INTERESTS.
  • PIUS VII.
  • EXTINCTION OF LOCAL PATRIOTISM.
  • WALPOLE AND HIS POLICY.
  • POLITICAL PEACE.
  • PUBLIC LOANS.
  • HISTORICAL STRICTURES.
  • CONSTITUTION NOT THE PEOPLE'S SLAVE.
  • MODERN "LIGHTS."
  • REPUBLICS IN THE ABSTRACT.
  • AN ENGLISH MONARCH.
  • PHYSIOGNOMY.
  • THE EYE.
  • ABOLITION AND USE OF PARLIAMENTS.
  • CROMWELL AND HIS CONTRASTS.
  • DELICACY.
  • CONFISCATION AND CURRENCY.
  • "OMNIPOTENCE OF CHURCH PLUNDER."
  • UGLINESS.
  • GRACE.
  • ELEGANCE AND SPECIOUSNESS.
  • THE BEAUTIFUL IN FEELING.
  • THE BEAUTIFUL IN SOUNDS.
  • BRITISH CHURCH.
  • INDEX.
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