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By Edmund Burke, Francis Canavan


Compiled and with a Foreword and Notes through Francis Canavan

Publication Date 1999. 6 x nine. 445 pages.


This famed Payne version of decide upon Works of Edmund Burke is universally respected via scholars of English background and political thought.

Volume three provides Burke’s 4 Letters at the Proposals for Peace with the Regicide listing of France—generally styled Letters on a Regicide Peace (1795–1796). The Letters, Payne believed, need to "rank even earlier than [Burke’s] Reflections, and to be referred to as the writer’s masterpiece." Faithfully reproduced in each one quantity are E. J. Payne’s notes and introductory essays. Francis Canavan, one of many nice Burke students of the 20 th century, has extra forewords and a biographical observe on Payne.

Francis Canavan (1917–2009) used to be Professor of Political technology at Fordham collage from 1966 until eventually his retirement in 1988.

Table of Contents:
Editor’s Foreword
Editor’s Note
Two Letters Addressed to A Member of the current Parliament, at the Proposals for Peace with the Regicide listing of France by way of the appropriate honourable Edmund Burke
On the Overtures of Peace
On the Genius and personality of the French Revolution because it regards different Nations
A 3rd Letter to A Member of the current Parliament, at the Proposals for Peace with the Regicide listing of France via the past due correct honourable Edmund Burke
Edition: orig; web page: [143]letter iii
To the Earl Fitzwilliam
Letter I
Letter II
Letter III
Letter IV

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Why did the Ministry delude the nation with the prospect of a peace, while nothing was done, and every day brought news of some fresh success to the arms of the French? Mr. Pitt could only reply that steps towards a negotiation were being taken. His situation was not without difficulty. Though his own imperious mind was set upon a peace some of his best supporters were swayed by Burke's disapproval of it. Windham was against peace: Loughborough, the Chancellor, was against it: Fitzwilliam and Portland were against it.

It breathes at first that spirit of pure and goodhumoured raillery which had so often won the author the ear of the Commons when it had been deaf to his deeper and more studied irony, to his prophetic warnings, and to his lavished stores of knowledge and wisdom. But these elements were not wanting. As the writer warms to his subject, he opens the vial of that fierce and blasting contempt which none knew better how to pour forth upon occasion. Burke's representatives, in preserving this relic to the world, preserved to it a literary treasure of high value.

It was not a full house: but the majority against him was numerically less. And it was less in [xviii] moral weight by one vote, that of Wilberforce, who on this occasion divided with the minority. When Parliament met for the Session of 1794-1795, though the failure of the Coalition was plain, its dissolution was only foreseen. It took place during the spring and the summer. When Parliament next met in October 1795, all Europe, save England and Austria, had made peace with France: and Austria was only waiting to see if she could perchance make better terms through the help of England.

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