Annual Register, Volume 38

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Edmund Burke
1800 - History
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as well as the Proclamations of Buonaparte to a high Passion for Glory
Account of Wheat fold in the CornMarket MarkLanefrom Christmas 1795
powerfully reinforced makes Head against the French in the Venetian
Note transmitted to M Barthelemi by Mr Wickham March 8
Campaign in Germany 0opposite Designs of the French and Austrians
Letter from Sir G Elliot Viceroy of Corsica to the Governor of Porto Fer
Answer of the British Govenment to the Spanijh Declaration of War
Slate ofParties in France A Revhal of the Reign of Terror threatened
Effects expected in France from a growing Spirit of Moderation The Chief
The Haughtiness of the Directory towards different Nations Particularly
Credentials of Lord Mahnejbury in Latin with a Translation 112
The like Oct 13
Manifesto cf the Bat avian Republic against Gt eat Britain
Manifesto of Spain against Great Britain Oct 5
Declaration of the Executive Directory to the Senate of B sle
Official Note of Count Bernstorff Danijh Minister of State
Trice of the Quarternloaf for 1796 10
A general Bill of Christenings and Burials for 1796 101
Principal Public Acts pasted in the Sixth Session of the Seventeenth Parliament
Petition of Sir Francis Blake to the ilcufe of Commons February 8 115
Letter from the CotnmisJary Director Suez to the Commandant of Fort
Answer of Count Bernstorff March 19
Proclamation issued at St Petersburg respecting Butch Ships Mas 20 ibid
Declaration in Answer delivered to the Magistrates of Nuremberg ibid
Treaty of Peace between the French Republic and the King of the tvMi
Treaty of Peace between France and the Infant Duke of Parma
of General Buonaparte in Italy ibid

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Page 363 - I could wish that they will control the usual current of the passions or prevent our nation from running the course which has hitherto marked the destiny of nations. But if I may even flatter myself that they may be productive of some partial benefit, some occasional good that they may now and then recur to moderate the fury of party spirit, to warn against the mischiefs of foreign intrigue, to guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism, this hope will be a full recompense for the solicitude...
Page 355 - Citizens, by birth or choice, of a common country, that country has a right to concentrate your affections. The name of AMERICAN, which belongs to you in your national capacity, must always exalt the just pride of patriotism, more than any appellation derived from local discriminations.
Page 357 - They serve to organize faction, to give it an artificial and extraordinary force — to put in the place of the delegated will of the nation, the will of a party, often a small but artful and enterprising minority of the community, and, according to the alternate triumphs of different parties, to make the public administration the mirror of the ill-concerted and incongruous projects of faction, rather than the organ of consistent and wholesome plans digested by common councils, and modified by mutual...
Page 357 - The basis of our political systems is the right of the people to make and to alter their constitutions of government. But the constitution which at any time exists till changed by an explicit and authentic act of the whole people is sacredly obligatory upon all.
Page 359 - THERE is an opinion that parties in free countries are useful checks upon the administration of the government, and serve to keep alive the spirit of liberty. This within...
Page 14 - In looking forward to the moment which is intended to terminate the career of my public life, my feelings do not permit me to suspend the deep acknowledgment of that debt of gratitude which I owe to my beloved country for the many honors it has conferred upon me...
Page 353 - ... consistently with motives which I was not at liberty to disregard, to return to that retirement from which I had been reluctantly drawn. The strength of my inclination to do this previous to the last election had even led to the preparation of an address to declare it to you ; but mature reflection on the then perplexed and critical posture of our affairs with foreign nations and the unanimous advice of persons entitled to my confidence impelled me to abandon the idea.
Page 363 - How far in the discharge of my official duties, I have been guided by the principles which have been delineated, the public records and other evidences of my conduct must witness to you and to the world.
Page 363 - In relation to the still subsisting war in Europe my proclamation of the 22d of April 1793 is the index to my plan. Sanctioned by your approving voice, and by that of your Representatives in both Houses of Congress, the spirit of that measure has continually governed me, uninfluenced by any attempts to deter or divert me from it. After deliberate examination, with the...
Page 361 - Can it be that Providence has not connected the permanent felicity of a nation with its virtue?

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