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 Anglo-Irish statesman and philosopher. Born in Dublin, Burke served as a member of parliament (MP) between 1766 and 1794 in the House of Commons 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 British treatment of the American colonies, including through 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 for 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 1775
Printed by James Rivington
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by Burke, Edmund
Published 1797
printed for the editor, and sold by J. Owen, No. 162. Piccadilly

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by Burke, Edmund
Published 1796
Printed for F. and C. Rivington, St. Paul's Church-yard; sold also by R. White, Piccadilly

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by Burke, Edmund
Published 1778
Printed for J. Dodsley, in Pall-Mall

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by Burke, Edmund
Published 1791
London: printed: New-York: re-printed by Hugh Gaine, at the Bible, in Hanover-Square

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by Burke, Edmund
Published 1792
Printed by D. Humphreys, for Young, Dobson, Carey, and Rice

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by Burke, Edmund
Published 1797
London: printed. Philadelphia: re-printed for James Humphreys, no. 74, North Third-Street, the corner of Cherry Alley

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by Burke, Edmund
Published 1791
London: printed: New-York, re-printed by Childs and Swaine. Sold by Berry and Rogers, New-York; the principal booksellers in Philadelphia; Thomas and Andrews, Boston; and W.P. Young, Charleston, South-Carolina
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by Burke, Edmund
Published 1798
Printed by Shepard Kollock for Cornelius Davis, no. 94, Water-Street, New-York

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by Burke, Edmund
Published 1797
Printed for William Cobbett, in Second Street, opposite Christ-Church; and J. Ormrod no. 41, Chesnut Street. By Bioren and Madan

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by Burke, Edmund
Published 1775
Printed by James Rivington

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by Burke, Edmund
Published 1775
London, printed: Philadelphia, reprinted and sold by Benjamin Towne, in Front-Street, near the coffee-house

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by Burke, Edmund
Published 1775
printed for J. Dodsley

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by Burke, Edmund
Published 1785
printed and sold by P. Keating, No. 4, ... Piccadilly

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by Burke, Edmund
Published 1791
printed by Thomas M'donnell, No. 50, Essex-Street

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by Burke, Edmund
Published 1781
printed for J. Bew, in Pater-Noster-Row