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Letters on a Regicide Peace

Volume 3

Edmund Burke

Publication Year: 2012

Published by: Liberty Fund

Title Page, Copyright

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Contents

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pp. vii-

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Editor's Foreword

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pp. viii-x

This volume includes Burke's four Letters on a Regicide Peace, his last published writings on the French Revolution and the policy toward it that he would have Great Britain follow. There is no need to explain here the historical circumstances in which Burke wrote these works ...

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Editor's Note

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pp. xi-xii

In this volume, the pagination of E.J. Payne's edition is indicated by bracketed page numbers embedded in the text. Cross references have been changed to reflect the pagination of the current edition. Burke's and Payne's spellings, capitalizations, and use of italics have been retained, ...

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Introduction

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pp. 3-58

The autumn of 1795 opened a new scene in the great drama of French affairs. It witnessed the establishment of the Directory. Five years had now passed since Burke had published his famous denunciation of the French Revolution. ...

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Letter No. 1. On the Overtures Of Peace

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pp. 59-152

Introduction, pp. 62- 78. Difficulties of the "philosophy of history," p. 62. Rise and successes of the Regicide Republic, p. 64. England often at her strongest when she believes herself to be weakest, as in 1757, p. 67. The nation to be awakened, p. 68. Double aspect of the Wealth of England, p. 69. ...

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Letter No. 2. Genius and Character of the French Revolution

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pp. 153-190

(1) Not a local party, p. 155, though their centre is in France: this illustrated b y the action of the Allies, p . 155, which was (2) paralysed b y the intrigues of the J acobins, p . 156. Their easy triumph over the routine politicians of Europe, p. 157, and over the ridiculous "centrifugal war" waged against France, p . 159. ...

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Letter No. 3. Proposals for Peace

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pp. 191-306

In the conclusion of Mr. Burke's second Letter on the Proposals of Peace, he threw out some intimation of the plan which he meant to adopt in the sequel. A third Letter was mentioned by him, as having been then in part written. "He intended to proceed next on the question of the facilities possessed by the French Republick, ...

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Letter No.4. To the Earl Fitzwilliam

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pp. 307-394

General purpose of the pamphlet, p. 308. Particular positions controverted. 1. That the Jacobin Faction is France, p. 314. Contrast of this with the Whitehall Declaration of 1793, p. 318. 2. That France will fall by the weight of her own conquests, and crumble into separate republics, p. 321. ...

Notes

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pp. 395-434


E-ISBN-13: 9781614877813
E-ISBN-10: 1614877815
Print-ISBN-13: 9780865971677

Page Count: 445
Publication Year: 2012

Edition: None

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  • Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 18th century.
  • Great Britain -- Colonies -- America.
  • France -- History -- Revolution, 1789-1799.
  • Great Britain -- Relations -- France.
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