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BURKE’S SPEECH

ON

CONCILIATION THE COLONIES

(MARCH 22, 1775).

EDITED BY

L. DUPONT SYLE, M.A. (YALE),

INSTRUCTOR IN ENGLISH IN THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA.

EDITOR OF “FROM MILTON TO TENNYSON.

Whatever blemishes may be detected, Burke's magnificent speeches stand abso-
lutely alone in the language. They are, literally speaking, the only English speeches
which may still be read with profit when the hearers and the speaker have long been
turned to dust." LESLIE STEPHEN.

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TO

$. E. Moffett,

IN REMEMBRANCE OF HIS UNWEARIED EXERTIONS

FOR GOOD GOVERNMENT.

PREFACE.

THE books to which the editor of this edition is

chiefly indebted are mentioned under the heading, The Best Books about Burke (p. xxi). Assistance has also been received from PAYNE's edition of the Conciliation Speech, and from Mr. LESLIE STEPHEN's incomparable Dictionary of National Biography.

To Professor BERNARD Moses of the University of California, thanks are due for valuable advice and

criticism.

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