Thoughts on the Present Discontents, and Speeches

Cover image for

Download


Author: Edmund Burke
Language: English
Wordcount: 46,868 / 140 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 50
LoC Category: J
Downloads: 594
mnybks.net#: 1361
Genres: Politics, Essays
Excerpt

ament, for the benefit of the town funds. The election of John Wilkes for Middlesex, in 1768, was taken as a triumph of the people. The King and his ministers then brought the House of Commons into conflict with the freeholders of Westminster. Discontent became active and general. "Junius" began, in his letters, to attack boldly the King's friends, and into the midst of the discontent was thrown a message from the Crown asking for half a million, to make good a shortcoming in the Civil List. Men asked in vain what had been done with the lost money. Confusion at home was increased by the great conflict with the American colonies; discontents, ever present, were colonial as well as home. In such a time Burke endeavoured to show by what pilotage he would have men weather the storm.

H. M.


THOUGHTS ON THE PRESENT DISCONTENTS
It is an undertaking of some degree of delicacy to examine into the cause of public disorders. If a man happens not to succeed in such an inquiry, he will be thought weak

SUBSCRIBE TO MANYBOOKS 

FREE EBOOKS 

Join 120,000+ fellow readers! Get Free eBooks and book bargains from ManyBooks in your inbox. 

We respect your email privacy

(Promote your book here)

Featured Books

Cover image for Thoughts on the Present Discontents, and Speeches by Edmund Burke - Free eBook

Helga: Out of Hedgelands

Wood Cow Chronicles Book 1
Rick Johnson

VOLUME ONE in the WOOD COW CHRONICLES series. <... Read more

Cover image for Thoughts on the Present Discontents, and Speeches by Edmund Burke - Free eBook

Valkyrie's Vengeance

Loki's Wolves Book 0
Melissa Snark

Fans of paranormal and urban fantasy will enjoy... Read more

Cover image for Thoughts on the Present Discontents, and Speeches by Edmund Burke - Free eBook

The Titan Drowns: Time Travel Romance

New Atlantis Time Travel Romance Book 6
Nhys Glover

2013 SFR GALAXY AWARD WINNER

"Heroism and... Read more

Cover image for Thoughts on the Present Discontents, and Speeches by Edmund Burke - Free eBook

Mademoiselle At Arms

A Georgian Romance
Elizabeth Bailey

Set in the late Georgian era, Elizabeth Bailey’... Read more

Cover image for Thoughts on the Present Discontents, and Speeches by Edmund Burke - Free eBook

Chausiku

Nightmare of the Clans Book One
Pamela E. Cash

There are six secret clans across the world–Afr... Read more

Cover image for Thoughts on the Present Discontents, and Speeches by Edmund Burke - Free eBook

The Tales of Tim Hurtletuta - New Beginnings

Tales of Tim Hurtletuta Series, Book 1
Matthew James Wilkins

"Tim Hurtletuta has forgotten something. He can... Read more

Cover image for Thoughts on the Present Discontents, and Speeches by Edmund Burke - Free eBook

After the Cure

Deirdre Gould

Eight years ago the December Plague swept throu... Read more

Cover image for Thoughts on the Present Discontents, and Speeches by Edmund Burke - Free eBook

The Unveiling

Book One (Age of Faith 1)
Tamara Leigh

12th century England: Two men vie for the thron... Read more

Cover image for Thoughts on the Present Discontents, and Speeches by Edmund Burke - Free eBook

Healing Her Heart

Crystal Lake Series Book 1
Laura Scott

Dr. Gabe Allen has a rule about dating colleagues... Read more

Cover image for Thoughts on the Present Discontents, and Speeches by Edmund Burke - Free eBook

Never A Choice

The Choices Trilogy #1
Dee Palmer

Bethany Thorne has secrets and she’s told a few... Read more

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Help ManyBooks by sharing this page!

See it as donating a moment of your social media time, every little thing helps us improve and stay online.

Popular in This Genre

The list of books below is based on the weekly downloads by our users regardless of eReader device or file format.

The Communist Manifesto
by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels
Walden
by Henry David Thoreau
The Republic
by Plato
A Poor Wise Man
by Mary Roberts Rinehart
The American Republic
by O.A. Brownson
Leviathan
by Thomas Hobbes
The Autobiography of Mother Jones
by Mary Harris Jones
On liberty
by John Stuart Mill

See more popular titles from this genre.