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Edmund Burke, Volume II1784-1797$
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F. P. Lock

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780199541539

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199541539.001.0001

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Madness and Discord, 1788–1789

Madness and Discord, 1788–1789

(p.199) 5 Madness and Discord, 1788–1789
Edmund Burke, Volume II

F.P. Lock

Oxford University Press

This chapter examines the activities and career of British politician Edmund Burke during the period from 1788 to 1789. According to his letters and writings, Burke spent 1788 mostly on farming and writing correspondence. During this period, for various political reasons, Burke lost favour with the king, the public, and even many of his own associates. He was particularly hurt by the disregard of this because his entire political career had been devoted to its service.

Keywords:   correspondence, farming, political career

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