Memoir of the Life and Character of the Right Hon. Edmund Burke, Vol. 2: With Specimens of His Poetry and Letters, and an Estimate of His Genius and T by James PriorMemoir of the Life and Character of the Right Hon. Edmund Burke, Vol. 2: With Specimens of His Poetry and Letters, and an Estimate of His Genius and T by James Prior

Memoir of the Life and Character of the Right Hon. Edmund Burke, Vol. 2: With Specimens of His…

byJames Prior

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Considerable discussion ensued upon the point. It was urged that it was better not to appear in public at all, than to appear with diminished splen dour; and at any rate°the expenses of the public establishment alone would absorb the Whole of his Royal Highness's income, leaving nothing for those private enjoyments which royalty as well as private men, look to as the chief soothers and sweeteners of life. Taking the question even on this showing, replied Burke, if we inquire very minutely, some thing may be found even for this purpose. But I must continue to think, that a Royal Personage ought, in some cases, to make this among his other sacrifices. My idea is, Sir, (alluding to the paramount duty of supporting the royal dignity in preference to any private gratification) - that we should starve the man in order to fatten the prince, rather than starve the prince in order to fatten the man.

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Title:Memoir of the Life and Character of the Right Hon. Edmund Burke, Vol. 2: With Specimens of His…Format:PaperbackDimensions:558 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.13 inPublished:September 30, 2018Publisher:FB&C LtdLanguage:English

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