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It has even shot a good deal beyond that mark , and has admitted that the
complaints of our former 10 mode of exerting the right of taxation were not wholly
unfounded . That right thus exerted is allowed to have something reprehensible
in it ...
Whilst we spend our time in deliberating on the mode of governing two millions ,
we shall find we have millions more to manage . Your children do not 25 grow
faster from infancy to manhood , than they spread from families to communities ...
... it is now ( as a part of sixteen millions ) considerably more than a third of the
whole . This is the relative proportion of the importance of the colonies at these
two periods : and all reasoning concerning our mode of treating them must have
Neither the perseverance of Holland nor the activity of France nor the dexterous
and firm sagacity 5 of English enterprise ever carried this most perilous mode of
hardy ' industry to the extent to which it has been pushed by this recent people ...
... to make a monopoly of theorems and corollaries . The fact is that they did thus
apply those general arguments ; and your mode of governing them , whether
through lenity or indolence , through wisdom or mistake , Speech on Conciliation
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This well-crafted address was presented as a series of suggestions for a way to conciliate the American colonists and avoid a revolt. The common-sense points that Burke makes and the ways that he goes ... Leer reseña completa