Maxims, Opinions and Characters, Moral, Political, and Economical Volume 1 Edmond Burke

ISBN: 9781230233260

Published: September 12th 2013

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60 pages


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Maxims, Opinions and Characters, Moral, Political, and Economical Volume 1  by  Edmond Burke

Maxims, Opinions and Characters, Moral, Political, and Economical Volume 1 by Edmond Burke
September 12th 2013 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 60 pages | ISBN: 9781230233260 | 3.14 Mb

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1815 edition. Excerpt: ... surement. He never willMoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text.

Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1815 edition. Excerpt: ... surement. He never will glory tn belonging to the checquer, N 71, or to any other badge-ticket. We begin our public affections in our families. No cold relation is a zealous citizen. We pass on to our neighbourhoods, and our habitual provincial connexions.

These are inns and resting places. Such divisions of our country as have been formed by habit, and not by a sudden jerk of authority, were so many little images of the great country in which the heart found something which it could fill. The love to the whole is not extinguished by this subordinate partiality.

Perhaps it is a sort of elemental training to those higher and more large regards, by which alone men come to be affected, as with their own concern, in the prosperity of a kingdom so extensive as that of France. In that general territory itself, as in the old name of provinces, the citizens are interested from old prejudices and unreasoned habits, and not on account of the geometric properties of its figure.

It is exceedingly common for men to contract their love to their country, into an attachment to its petty subdivisions- and they sometimes even cling to their provincial abuses, as if they were franchises, and local privileges. Love. The passion called love, has so general and powerful an influence- it makes so much of the entertainment, and indeed so much the occupation of that part of life which decides the character for ever, that the mode and the principles on which it engages the sympathy, and strikes the imagination, become of the utmost importance to the morals and manners of every society.

LOVE OF ADVENTURE. Our complexion is such, that we are palled with enjoyment, and stimulated with hope- that we become less sensible to a long-possessed benefit, from the very...



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