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I found myseif a partaker in a very high trust ; and having no sort of 15 reason to
rely on the strength of my natural abilities for the proper execution of that trust , I
was obliged to take more than common pains to instruct myself in everything ...
Whether this be owing to an 5 obstinate perseverance in error , or to a religious ?
adherence to what appears to me truth and reason , it is in your equity to judge .
Sir , Parliament , having an enlarged view of objects , made , during this interval ...
For judging of what you 5 are by what you ought to be , I persuaded myself that
you would not reject a reasonable proposition , because it had nothing but its
reason to recommend it . On the other hand , being totally destitute of all shadow
It will prove that some degree of care and caution is required in the handling such
an object ; it will show that you ought not , in reason , to trifle with so 10 large a
mass of the interests and feelings of the human You could at no time do so ...
15 These , Sir , are my reasons for not entertaining that high opinion of untried
force , by which many gentlemen , for whose sentiments in other particulars I
have great respect , seem to be so greatly captivated . But there is still behind a
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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