Who is Edmund Burke?

  • (noun): English statesman famous for his oratory; pleaded the cause of the American colonists in Parliament and defended the parliamentary system (1729-1797).
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Edmund Burke

Edmund Burke PC (12 January 1729– 9 July 1797) was an Irish statesman, author, orator, political theorist and philosopher who, after moving to England, served for many years in the House of Commons of Great Britain as a member of the Whig party.

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Sheffield Archives - The Collections - Family and Estate Records - The Wentworth Woodhouse Collection
... as the Earl of Strafford, 2nd Marquis of Rockingham and Edmund Burke ... Much of their correspondence has survived, and forms, together with the correspondence of Edmund Burke, a prime source for the political history of the eighteenth ... The labours of the Burke editors have now produced nine volumes of Edmund Burke's letters, about half of them from the Sheffield archives ...
List Of Oldest Buildings And Structures In Toronto - 1870 To 1879
... Luke's United Church 1874 Henry Langley and Edmund Burke 15 Sherborne Street and Carlton Street Jarvis Street Baptist Church 1874 Edmund Burke 15 Jarvis Street ... Andrew's Evangelical Lutheran Church 1878 Henry Langley Edmund Burke Gothic revival 383 ... Jarvis Street Toronto Fire Services Station 312 - formerly Hose No ...
Continental Conservatism - Development of Western Conservatism - England
... Modern European conservatives such as Edmund Burke have found the extreme idealism of either democracy may endanger broader liberties, and similarly reject "abstract reason" as a guide for ... articulated conservative mistrust of rationalism in politics, and Edmund Burke was the leading early theorist ... did not belong to any party, Hume was not involved in politics, and Burke was a Whig ...
Sublime (philosophy) - 18th Century - Edmund Burke
... Edmund Burke's concept of the sublime was developed in A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of Our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful (1756) ... Burke was the first philosopher to argue that the sublime and the beautiful are mutually exclusive ... Burke's concept of the sublime was an antithetical contrast to the classical notion of the aesthetic quality of beauty as the pleasurable experience described by Plato in several of his dialogues (Philebu ...
Edmund Burke (poet)
... Edmund Burke, Irish poet, fl ... Burke's only work was a book of poems called Musings in the Village Haunts ... at "Kinvara, January 28, 1856" an entry in the Alumni Dublinenses lists an Edmund Burke, stating Entered T.C.D ...

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    In doing good, we are generally cold, and languid, and sluggish; and of all things afraid of being too much in the right. But the works of malice and injustice are quite in another style. They are finished with a bold, masterly hand; touched as they are with the spirit of those vehement passions that call forth all our energies, whenever we oppress and persecute..
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    Manners are of more importance than laws.... Manners are what vex or soothe, corrupt or purify, exalt or debase, barbarize or refine us, by a constant, steady, uniform, insensible operation, like that of the air we breathe in.
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