English public opinion , imperfectly aware of the merits of the dispute , but tired of
colonial disorder on the one hand and ministerial vacillation on the other , was in
favor of compelling the turbulent colonies to submit . Naturally Massachusetts ...
The work divided public opinion in England , seriously injured the Whigs , and
created a strong reaction against revolutionary ideas . Burke continued to write
on French affairs , but although he was still a great figure and a great name , his ...
... many 25 other gentlemen . No man was , indeed , ever better disposed or
worse qualified for such an undertaking than myself . Though I gave so far into 3
his opinion that I immediately threw my thoughts into a sort of parliamen1
Besides , Sir , to speak the plain truth , I have in general 10 no very exalted
opinion of the virtue of paper : government , nor of any politics in which the plan is
to be wholly separated from the execution . But when I saw that anger and
on the other . In this state of things I make no difficulty in affirming that the
proposal ought to originate from us . Great and acknowledged force is not
impaired , either in effect or in opinion , by an unwillingness to exert itself . The
superior power ...
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