Two Letters Addressed to a Member of the Present Parliament, on the Proposals for Peace with the Regicide Directory of France by Edmund Burke

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Edmund Burke
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Excerpt from Two Letters Addressed to a Member of the Present Parliament, on the Proposals for Peace With the Regicide Directory of France

My Dear Sir,

Our last conversation, though not in the tone of absolute despondency, was far from cheerful. We could not easily account for some unpleasant appearances. They were represented to us as indicating the state of the popular mind; and they were not at all what we should and vices of the English character. The disastrous events, which have followed one upon another in a long unbroken funeral train, moving in a procession, that seem to have no end, these were not the principal causes of our dejection. We feared more from what threatened to fail within, than what menaced to oppress us from abroad. To a people who have once been proud and great, and great because they were proud, a change in the national spirit is the most terrible of all revolutions.

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