Edmund Burke, Esqr.
London, Printed for Robt. Sayer, No.53 Fleet Street as the Act directs 3d. Octr. 1771.
Mezzotint, 150 x 115mm.
Edmund Burke (1729 - 1797), statesman, 'The British Cicero', was an Anglo-Irish, author, orator, political theorist and philosopher who served for many years in the House of Commons as a member of the Whig party. In the words of Winston Churchill he was 'perhaps the greatest man that Ireland has produced'. He is remembered for his support of the cause of the American Revolutionaries and for his later opposition to the French Revolution. He was thus seen as a leading figure within the conservative faction of the Whig party, which he dubbed the "Old Whigs", in opposition to the pro-French-Revolution "New Whigs", led by Charles James Fox.
Hamilton: p.13, in between ii and iii. See CS: 20, in between ii and iii.
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