Edmund Burke

Painting of Edmund Burke MP {{circa|1767}}, studio of [[Joshua Reynolds]] {{smaller|(1723–1792)}} Edmund Burke (; 12 January [NS] 1729 – 9 July 1797) was an Irish statesman and philosopher. Born in Dublin, Burke served as a member of parliament (MP) between 1766 and 1794 in the House of Commons of Great Britain with the Whig Party after moving to London in 1750.

Burke was a proponent of underpinning virtues with manners in society and of the importance of religious institutions for the moral stability and good of the state. These views were expressed in his ''A Vindication of Natural Society''. He criticized the actions of the British government towards the American colonies, including its taxation policies. Burke also supported the rights of the colonists to resist metropolitan authority, although he opposed the attempt to achieve independence. He is remembered for his support for Catholic emancipation, the impeachment of Warren Hastings from the East India Company, and his staunch opposition to the French Revolution.

In his ''Reflections on the Revolution in France'', Burke asserted that the revolution was destroying the fabric of good society and traditional institutions of state and society and condemned the persecution of the Catholic Church that resulted from it. This led to his becoming the leading figure within the conservative faction of the Whig Party which he dubbed the Old Whigs as opposed to the pro-French Revolution New Whigs led by Charles James Fox.

In the 19th century, Burke was praised by both conservatives and liberals. Subsequently in the 20th century, he became widely regarded as the philosophical founder of modern conservatism. Provided by Wikipedia

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by Burke, Edmund
Published 1762
London: printed for R. and J. Dodsley; and, Dublin: re-printed by John Exshaw, in Dame-Street

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by Burke, Edmund
Published 1797
printed for F. and C. Rivington St. Paul's Church-Yard ; sold also by J. Hatchard, Piccadilly

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by Burke, Edmund
Published 1800
printed for F. and C. Rivington, No. 62, St. Paul's Church-Yard; and J. Hatchard, No. 173, Piccadilly

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by Burke, Edmund
Published 1791
printed for J. Dodsley, Pall-Mall
Subjects: '; ...Burke, Edmund / 1729-1797 / Reflections on the French revolution...

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by Burke, Edmund
Published 1791
printed for J. Dodsley, Pall-Mall
Subjects: '; ...Burke, Edmund / 1729-1797 / Reflections on the French revolution...

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by Burke, Edmund
Published 1790
se trouve à Paris, chez Laurent fils, Libraire, rue de la Harpe. vis-à-vis la rue Serpente. Et à Londres; chez Edward, Pall-Mall, no. 102

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by Burke, Edmund
Published 1790
Se trouve à Paris, chez Laurent fils, Libraire, rue de la Harpe. vis-à-vis la rue Serpente. Et à Londres; chez Edward, Pall-Mall, no. 102

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by Burke, Edmund
Published 1790
et se trouve, a Paris, chez Jacob-Sion, imprimeur de la Ferme-Générale des Messageries-Royales, rue St. - Jacques, No. 251

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by Burke, Edmund
Published 1790
et à Paris, quai des Augustins, No.25

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by Burke, Edmund
Published 1766

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by Burke, Edmund
Published 1800
printed for F. and C. Rivington, No. 62, St. Paul's Church-Yard; and J. Hatchard [by T. Gillet], No. 173, Piccadilly

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by Burke, Edmund
Published 1770
printed for J. Dodsley, in Pall-Mall

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by Burke, Edmund
Published 1796
printed and sold at the Universities of Oxford, Cambridge, Edinburgh, Glasgow, St. Andrews, Aberdeen, and Dublin

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by Burke, Edmund
Published 1790
printed for W. Watson, R. Cross, E. Lynch, W. Wilson, P. Wogan, L. White, P. Hoey, P. Byrne, W. Sleater, B. Dugdale, J. Boyce, W. Porter, W. Mckenzie, J. Moore, J. Jones, B. Dornin, W. Corbet, A. Grueber, R. Butler, J. Archer, W. Jones, G. Draper, R. White, H. Watts, H. Fitzpatrick, J. Milliken, J. Mehain

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by Burke, Edmund
Published 1791
printed by William Porter, for J. Sheppard W. Watson, R. Cross, P. Wogan, L. White, W. Wilson, P. Byrne, W. Mckenzie, W. Porter, B. Dugdale, J. Moore, J. Jones, B. Dornin, A. Grueber, W. Jones, R. M. Butler, H. Watts, and R. White