Select Works of Edmund Burke, Volume 3: Letters on a by Edmund Burke, Francis Canavan

By Edmund Burke, Francis Canavan

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Compiled and with a Foreword and Notes by way of Francis Canavan

Publication Date 1999. 6 x nine. 445 pages.

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This famed Payne variation of decide upon Works of Edmund Burke is universally respected through scholars of English historical past and political thought.

Volume three offers 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, should "rank even earlier than [Burke’s] Reflections, and to be referred to as the writer’s masterpiece." Faithfully reproduced in every 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 further forewords and a biographical observe on Payne.

Francis Canavan (1917–2009) was once Professor of Political technology at Fordham college from 1966 until eventually his retirement in 1988.

Table of Contents:
Contents
Editor’s Foreword
Editor’s Note
Introduction
Two Letters Addressed to A Member of the current Parliament, at the Proposals for Peace with the Regicide listing of France through the precise 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 by way of the past due correct honourable Edmund Burke
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To the Earl Fitzwilliam
Notes
Letter I
Letter II
Letter III
Letter IV

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With this view, Mr. Pitt sought the mediation of Prussia. But this attempt came to nothing also. But fortune suddenly put a new resource into Mr. Pitt's hands. A war of aggression carried on on every frontier could not be long carried on without reverses: and the French arms in the summer of 1796 sustained a serious check. Secure on the side of the Netherlands, France was pushing to the utmost the advantages she had gained on the Rhine and in Italy. The plan of the war was bold and simple. On the Rhine were Jourdan and Moreau: in Italy Bonaparte had established a base of operations by the submission of Sardinia.

France had undergone a radical and lasting change, of which the events of the past year were a guarantee. Robespierre and the Convention had passed away: the politicians of France were mending their ways, and had formed at last a constitution based on the time-honoured English principle of a separation of the legislative and the executive powers. France had sown her wild oats, and was seriously beginning a quiet and progressive national career. He had been of opinion, with Pitt, that peace could not be made with the Convention: with Pitt, he caught at every straw which pointed at the chance of a peace with the Directory.

Pitt's hands. A war of aggression carried on on every frontier could not be long carried on without reverses: and the French arms in the summer of 1796 sustained a serious check. Secure on the side of the Netherlands, France was pushing to the utmost the advantages she had gained on the Rhine and in Italy. The plan of the war was bold and simple. On the Rhine were Jourdan and Moreau: in Italy Bonaparte had established a base of operations by the submission of Sardinia. Jourdan and Moreau were to unite and push on by the valley of the Danube, while Bonaparte, after sweeping Northern Italy of the Austrians, was to force the passes of the Tyrol, unite with Moreau and Jourdan, and pour the whole forces of the French Republic on Vienna.

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