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A Letter To A Noble Lord

Auhtor: Edmund Burke

Language: english

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Review by Beth Cholette, February 2006


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Summary of the Book 'A Letter To A Noble Lord':

For the Danish statesman see Edmund Bourke (1761-1821). Edmund Bourke was an Irish Dominican. Born in Galway during the second half of the 17th century joining the Order of Preachers in that county where he began his studies before leaving for Spain where he completed them. He is noted as the author of numerous scholarly works though none of them have been traced. In 1706 he was principal regent of the Irish Dominican school in Louvain. He died in Rome about 1738.

Excerpts from the Book 'A Letter To A Noble Lord':


... of a complete revolution. That Revolution seems to have extended even to the constitution of the mind of man. It has this of wonderful in it, ...
... of ignorance. If I happened to be now and then in the wrong, (as who is not?) like all other men, I must bear the consequence of my faults and my mistakes. ...
... of the changes, by a great misnomer called parliamentary reforms, went, not in the intention of all the professors and supporters of them, undoubtedly, ...
... could fall upon mankind. To preserve the constitution entire, and practically equal to all the great ends of its formation, not in one single part, but ...
... of any design, will constantly be confounding, that is, a marked distinction between change and reformation. The former alters the substance of the ...
... On a careful review, therefore, and analysis, of all the component parts of the civil list, and on weighing them against each other, ...
... all funds to reward merit. If I pressed this point too close, I acted contrary to the avowed principles on which I went. Gentlemen are very fond of quoting ...
... oppressive details, that have been falsely, and most ridiculously, laid to my charge. Did I blame the pensions given to Mr. Barre and ...
... will rejoice at the breaking up for the holidays, and will pray that there may be a very long vacation in all such schools. The ...
... college, which the philosophy of the sansculottes (prouder by far than all the Garters, and Norroys, and Clarencieux, and Rouge Dragons, that ever ...
... by instigating a tyrant to injustice, to provoke a people to rebellion. My merit was, to awaken the sober part of the country, that they might put themselves ...
... ended my services by a recorded and fully reasoned assertion on their own journals of their constitutional rights, and a vindication of their constitutional ...
... He was made a public creature and had no enjoyment whatever, but in the performance of some duty. At this exigent moment, the loss of a finished ...
... towers, as long as this awful structure shall oversee and guard the subjected land-so long the mounds and dykes of the low, fat Bedford level will have ...
... All this while they meditated the confiscations and massacres we have seen. Had any one told these unfortunate noblemen and gentlemen, how, and by whom, ...
... some with directories, others without a direction some with councils of elders, and councils of youngsters some without any council at all. Some ...
... on putting in order some things which had been brought here on my taking leave of London for ever, I looked over a number of fine portraits, most of them ...
... This nobility forms the chain that connects the ages of a nation, which otherwise (with Mr. Paine) would soon be taught that no one generation ...
... what we collect from the past, no person living would look with more scorn and horror on the impious parricide committed on all their ancestry, and on ...
... as what may belong to me, or even to the Duke of Bedford. I have the honour to be, & c. EDMUND ...