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Petitions poured into the House , and Wilkes , now a popular hero , was chosen
an alderman of London . These events , clearly indicative of the arbitrary temper
of Parliament and king , were closely followed in America , where they coincided
Their governments are popular in an high degree : some are merely popular ; in
all the popular representative is the most weighty ; and this share of the people in
their ordinary government never fails to inspire them with lofty 10 sentiments ...
I have been told by an eminent bookseller that in no branch of his business , after
tracts of popular devotion , were so many books as those on the law exported to
the plantations . The colonists have now fallen 10 into the way of printing them ...
Even the popular 25 part of the colony constitution derived all its activity , and its
first vital movement , from the pleasure of the crown . We thought , Sir , that the
utmost which the discontented colonists could do was to disturb authority ; we ...
... laws , or to quench the lights of their assemblies by refusing to choose those
persons who are best read in their privileges . It would be no less impracticable to
think of 20 wholly annihilating the popular assemblies in which these lawyers sit .
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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