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They do not behold the cause of this distress in any part of the apparatus of Royal magnificence. ​If the Administration seem now and then, from remissness, or from fear of making themselves disagreeable, to suffer any popular excesses to go unpunished, the Cabal immediately sets up some creature of theirs to raise a clamour against the Ministers, as having shamefully betrayed the dignity of Government. Besides that the opinion of the meer vulgar is a miserable rule even with regard to themselves, on account of their violence and instability. When therefore I reflect upon this method pursued by the Cabal in distributing rewards and punishments, I must conclude that Mr. Wilkes is the object of persecution, not on account of what he has done in common with others who are the objects of reward, but for that in which he differs from many of them: that he is pursued for the spirited dispositions which are blended with his vices; for his unconquerable firmness, for his resolute, indefatigable, strenuous resistance against oppression. Hello Select your address Best Sellers Today's Deals New Releases Electronics Books Customer Service Gift Ideas Home Computers Gift Cards Subscribe and save Coupons Sell This is not a thing to be trifled with; nor is it every well-meaning man, that is fit to put his hands to it. It happened very favourably for the new system, that under a forced coalition there rankled an incurable alienation and disgust between the parties which composed the Administration. For then the evil is not accidental, but settled. By this transaction the condition of our Court lay exposed in all its naked​ness. The Whigs of those days believed that the only proper method of rising into power was through hard essays of practised friendship and experimented fidelity. But that form of Government, which, neither in its direct institutions, nor in their immediate tendency, has contrived to throw its affairs into the most trustworthy hands, but has left its whole executory system to be disposed of agreeably to the uncontrouled pleasure of any one man, however excellent or virtuous, is a plan of polity defective not only in that member, but consequentially erroneous in every part of it. It is not every conjuncture which calls with equal ​force upon the activity of honest men; but critical exigences now and then arise; and I am mistaken, if this be not one of them. The method of construction which in that cafe gives to the persons in remainder, for their security and representative, the door-keeper, cryer, or sweeper of the Court, or some other shadowy being without substance or effect, is a fiction of a very coarse texture. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Such was the title of Edmund Burke’s 1770 pamphlet, in which the great Whig pondered the nature of the contemporaneous grievances and public disorders. Men are in public life as in private, some good, some evil. It is very rare indeed for men to be wrong in their feelings concerning public misconduct; as rare to be right in their speculation upon the cause of it. Those who in a few months after fouled over head and ears into the deepest and dirtiest pits of corruption, cried out violently against the indirect practices in the electing and managing of Parliaments, which had formerly prevailed. While they are men of property, it is impossible to prevent it, except by such means as must prevent all property from its natural operation; an event not easily to be compassed, while property is power; nor by any means to be ​wished, while the least notion exists of the method by which the spirit of liberty acts, and of the means by which it is preserved. For which reason men are wise with but little reflexion, and good with little ​denial, in the business of all times except their own. This belongs equally to all parts of Government, and in all forms. After this proceeding, I suppose that no man can be so weak as to think that the Crown is limited to any settled allowance whatsoever. Our Ministers are of opinion, that the increase os our trade rind manufactures, that our growth by colonization and by conquest, have concurred to accumulate immense wealth in the hands of some individuals; and this again being dispersed amongst the people, has rendered them universally proud, ferocious, and ungovernable; that the insolence of some from their enormous wealth, and the boldness of others from a guilty poverty, have rendered them capable of the most atrocious attempts; so that they have trampled upon all subordination, and violently born down the unarmed laws of a free Government; barriers too feeble against the fury of a populace so fierce and licentious as ours. They stand in a most distressing alternative. What good consequences followed from it, we have all seen; whether with regard to virtue, public or private; to the ease and happiness of the Sovereign; or to the real strength of Government. It was not until he had reigned nineteen years, and after the last rebellion, that he called upon Parliament for a discharge of the Civil List debt. We only declare law; and, as we are a tribunal both competent and supreme, what we declare to be law becomes law, although it should not have been so before. Until I find something in this argument differing from that on which every mode of despotism has been defend ed, I (hall not be inclined to pay it any great compliment. The laws reach but a very ​little way. Whatever efficacy there may be in those remedies, I am sure in the present state of things it is impossible to apply them. Cunning men are here apt to break in, and, without directly controverting the principle, to raise objections from the difficulty under which the Sovereign labours, to distinguish the genuine voice and sentiments of his people, from the clamour of a faction, by which it is so easily counterfeited. It is no inconsiderable part of wisdom, to know how much of an evil ought to be tolerated; lest, by attempting a degree of purity impracticable in degenerate times and manners, instead of cutting off the subsisting ill practices, new corruptions might be produced for the concealment and security of the old. He that will have a sure and honourable seat in the House of Commons, must take care how he adventures to cultivate popular qualities; otherwise he may remember the old maxim, Breves et infaustos populi Romani amores. a year on the Crown, as sufficient for the support of its dignity, upon the estimate of its own Ministers. In removing it from a dangerous leaning towards one side, there may be a risque of oversetting it on the other. It is but too evident in what manner these projectors of Royal greatness have fulfilled all their magnificent promises. The first ideas which generally suggest themselves, for the cure of Parliamentary disorders, are, to shorten the duration of Parliaments; and to disqualify all, or a great number of placemen, from a seat in the House of Commons. Thus for the time were pulled down, in the persons of the Whig leaders and of Mr. Pitt (in spite of the services of the one at the accession of the Royal Family, and the recent services of the other in the war), the two only securities for the importance of the people; power arising from popularity; and power arising from connexion. Here and there indeed a few individuals were left standing, who gave security for their total estrangement from the odious principles of party connexion and personal attachment; and it must be confessed that most of them have religiously kept their faith. It is not support that is wanting to Government, but reformation. Free delivery on qualified orders. The authority of such persons will always have some weight. The money was granted upon the same plan which had been followed in the reign of Queen Anne. Therefore every honourable connexion will avow it as their first purpose, to pursue every just method to put the men who hold their opinions into such a condition as may enable them to carry their common plans into execution, with all the power and authority ​of the State. Whether a measure of Government be right or wrong, is no matter of fact, but a mere affair of opinion, on which men may, as they do, dispute and ​wrangle without end. Thoughts on the Cause of the Present Discontents. If he does not concur in these general principles upon which the party is founded, and which necessarily draw on a concurrence in their application, he ought from the beginning to have chosen some other, more conformable to his opinions. But an addressing House of Commons, and a petitioning nation; an House of Commons full of confidence, when the nation is plunged in despair; in the utmost harmony with Ministers, whom the people regard with the utmost abhorrence; who vote thanks, when the public opinion calls upon them for impeachments; who are eager to grant, when the general voice demands account; who, in all disputes between the people and Administration, presume against the people; who punish their disorders, but refuse even to enquire into the provocations to them; this is an unnatural, a monstrous state of things in this constitution. But this, in my opinion, is said without much observation of our present disposition, and without any knowledge at all of the general nature of mankind. Hoc vero occultum, intestinum, domesticum malum, non modo non existit, verum etiam opprimit, antequam perspicere atque explorare potueris. The great ruling principle of the Cabal, and that which animated and harmonized all their proceedings, how various soever they may have been, was to signify to the world, that the Court would proceed upon its own proper forces only; and that the pretence of bringing any other into its service was an affront to it, and not a support. He may, while he betrays every valuable interest of the kingdom, be a benefactor, a patron, a father, a guardian angel, to his borough. One mob is hired to destroy another; a procedure which at once encourages the boldness of the populace, and justly increases their discontent. They are certainly in the right. Thoughts On the Cause of the Present Discontents [Edmund Burke] on Amazon.com. This is a topick upon which for many reasons I could wish to be silent; but the pretence of securing against such causes of uneasiness, is the corner-stone of the Court Party. When the public man omits to put himself in a situation of doing his duty with effect, it is an omission that frustrates the purposes of his trust almost as much as if he had formally betrayed it. Published: (1784) Thoughts on the present discontents The two speeches on America / by: Burke, Edmund, 1729-1797. When people desert their connexions, the desertion is a manifest fact, upon which a direct simple issue lies, triable by plain men. For while a system of Administration is attempted, entirely repugnant to the genius of the people, and not conformable to the plan of their Government, every thing must necessarily be disordered for a time, until this system destroys the constitution, or the constitution gets the better of this system. They who can read the political sky will see an hurricane in a cloud no bigger than an hand at the very edge of the horizon, and will run into the first harbour. May no storm ever come, which will put the firmness of their attachment to the proof; and which, in the midst of confusions, and terrors, and sufferings, may demonstrate the eternal difference between a true and severe friend to the Monarchy, and a slippery sycophant of the Court! ​Not one of their abettors has ever undertaken to assign the principle of unfitness, the species or degree of delinquency, on which the House of Commons will expel, nor the mode of proceeding upon it, nor the evidence upon which it is established. Their whole importance, in the first instance, and afterwards their whole freedom, is at stake. It was pursued into its utmost consequences; and ​a dangerous principle has begot a correspondent practice. Does not the publick behold with indignation, persons not only generally scandalous in their lives, but the identical persons who, by their society, their instruction, their example, their encouragement, have drawn this man into the very faults which have furnished the Cabal with a pretence for his persecution, loaded with every kind of favour, honour and distinction which a Court can bestow? It is therefore our business carefully to cultivate in our minds, to rear to the most perfect vigour and maturity, every fort of generous and honest feeling that belongs to our nature. The temper of the people amongst whom he presides ought therefore to be the first study of a Statesman. To put their hands upon such articles of expenditure as they thought improper or excessive, and to secure, in future, against such misapplication or exceeding? Commonwealths are made of families, free commonwealths of parties also; and we may as well affirm, that our natural regards and ties of blood tend inevitably to make men bad citizens, as that the bonds of our party weaken those by which we are held to our country. Whereas, when they lie dispersed, without concert, order, or discipline, communication is uncertain, counsel difficult, and resistance impracticable. In truth, they have so contrived matters, that people have a greater hatred to the subordinate instruments than to the principal movers. The power of that gentleman was vast indeed and merited; but it was in a great degree personal, and therefore transient. They serve equally the first capacities and the lowest; and they are, at least, as useful to the worst men as the best. Certainly something may be done, and ought to be done, towards lessening that influence in elections; and this will be necessary upon a plan either of longer or shorter duration of Parliament. The choice of ministers purely on personal grounds was favouritism; public approbation by the people through Parliament should determine their… But the pleasant part of the story is that these King's friends have no more ground for usurping such a title, than a resident freeholder in Cumberland or in Cornwall. Thoughts on the Cause of the Present Discontents. But I do say, that in all ​disputes between them and their rulers, the presumption is at least upon a par in favour of the people. The ignorance of the people is a bottom but for a temporary system; the interest of active men in the State is a foundation perpetual and infallible. The time was come, to restore Royalty to its original splendour. This project, I have heard, was first conceived by some persons in the court of Frederick Prince of Wales. Fast and free shipping free returns cash on delivery available on eligible purchase. Whenever Parliament is persuaded to assume the offices of executive Government, it will lose all the confidence, love, and veneration, which it has ever enjoyed whilst it was supposed the corrective and controul of the acting powers of the State. The military arm is the sole ​reliance; and then, call your constitution what you please, it is the sword that governs. It will not suffer, that last of evils, to predominate in the country; men without popular confidence, public opinion, natural connexion, or mutual trust, invested with all the powers of Government. In a connexion, the most in considerable man, by adding to the weight of the whole, has his value, and his use; out of it, the greatest talents are wholly unserviceable to the publick. It is the perpetual subject of their own complaints. They are distributed with art and judgement through all the secondary, but efficient, departments of office, and through the households of all the branches of the Royal Family: so as on one hand to occupy all the avenues to the Throne; and on the other to forward or frustrate the execution of any measure, according to their own interests. They believed private honour to be. If the reader believes that there really exists such a Faction as I have described; a Faction ruling by the private inclinations of a Court, against the general sense of the people; and that this Faction, whilst it pursues a scheme for undermining all the foundations of our freedom, weakens (for the present at least) all the powers of executory Government, rendering us abroad con​temptible, and at home distracted; he will believe also, that nothing but a firm combination of public men against this body, and that, too, supported by the hearty concurrence of the people at large, can possibly get the better of it. The choice of ministers purely on personal grounds was favouritism; public approbation by the people through Parliament should determine their…, …by government, but his “Thoughts on the Cause of the Present Discontents” defines and defends the principles of the Whig establishment. The pretence was, to prevent the King from being enslaved by a faction, and made a prisoner in his closet. Whether all this be a vision of a distracted brain, or the invention of a malicious heart, or a real Faction in the country, must be judged ​by the appearances which things have worn for eight years past. It ought to have a natural tendency to exclude bad men from Government, and not to trust for the safety of the State to subsequent punistiment alone: punishment, which has ever been tardy and uncertain; and which, when power is suffered in bad hands, may chance to fall rather on the injured than the criminal. But when the House of Commons was to be new modelled, this principle was not only to be changed, but reversed. In the House, he votes for ever in a dispirited minority. : Burke III, Edmund: Amazon.sg: Books. This gentleman, by setting himself strongly in oppo​sition to the Court Cabal, had become at once an object of their persecution, and of the popular savour. Therefore, when the chiefs were removed, in order to go to the root, the whole party was put under a proscription, so general and severe as to take their hard-earned bread from the lowest officers, in a manner which had never been ​known before, even in general revolutions. An exterior Administration, chosen for its impotency, or after it is chosen purposely rendered impotent, in order to be rendered subservient, will not be obeyed. Nations are ​governed by the same methods, and on the same principles, by which an individual without authority is often able to govern those who are his equals or his superiours; by a knowledge of their temper, and by a judicious management of it; I mean,—when public affairs are steadily and quietly conducted; not when Government is nothing but a continued scuffle between the magistrate and the multitude; in which sometimes the one and sometimes the other is uppermost; in which they alternately yield and prevail, in a series of contemptible victories and scandalous submissions. It was alledged, that it is the law of Parliament, when any demand comes from the Crown, that the House must go immediately into the Committee of Supply; in which Committee it was allowed, that the production and examination of accounts would be quite proper and regular. a year, in Ireland; from the pro​duce of the Dutchy of Lancaster (which we are told has been greatly improved); from the revenue of the Dutchy of Cornwall; from the American quit-rents; from the four and a half per cent. "—. Would to God it were true, that the fault of our Peers were too much spirit! I represent this matter exactly in the light in which it has been universally received. If a man happens not tosucceed in such an inquiry, he will be thought weak and visionary; if he touches the true grievance, there is a danger that he may come near to persons of weight and consequence, who will rather be exasperated at the discovery of their errors than thankful for the occasion of correcting them. Account & Lists Account Returns & Orders. I repeat it again—He that supports every Administration, subverts all Government. A wise Prince will not think that such a restraint implies a condition of servility; and truly, if such was the condition of the last reign, and the effects Were also such as we have described, we ought, no less for the sake of the Sovereign whom we love, than for our own, to hear arguments convincing indeed, before we depart from the maxims of that reign, or fly in the face of this great body of strong and recent experience. There are but very few, who are capable of comparing and digesting what passes before their eyes at different times and occasions, so as to form the whole into a distinct system. To reconcile the minds of the people to all these movements, principles correspondent to them had been preached up with great zeal. Whoever has taken a careful view of public proceedings, so as to endeavour to ground his speculations on his experience, must have observed how prodigiously ​greater the power of Ministry is in the first and last session of a Parliament, than it is in the intermediate period, when Members sit a little firm on their seats. Of this stamp is the cant of Not men, but measures; a sort of charm, by which many people get loose from every ho nourable engagement. The question is not concerning absolute discontent or perfect satisfaction in Government; neither of which can be pure and unmixed at any time, or upon any system. This system has not risen solely from the ambition of Lord Bute, but from the circumstances which favoured it, and from an indifference to the constitution which had been for some time growing among our gentry. Has this system provided better for the treatment becoming his high and sacred character, and secured the King from those disgusts attached to the necessity of employing men who are not personally agreeable? The Court Party resolve the whole into faction. They certainly may act ill by design, as well as by mistake. The power of discretionary disqualification by one law of Parliament, and the necessity of paying every debt of the Civil List by another law of Parliament, if suffered to pass unnoticed, must establish such a fund of rewards and terrors as will make Parliament the best appendage and support of arbitrary power that ever was invented by the wit of man. Have they not beg​gared his Exchequer, tarnished the splendor of his Courts funk his dignity, galled his feelings, discomposed the whole order and happiness of his private life? The application to Parliament was not for an absolute grant of money; but to empower the Queen to raise it by borrowing upon the Civil List funds. Men become pensioners of state on account of their abilities in the array of riot, and the discipline of confusion. By such means it may appear who those are, that, by an indiscriminate support of all Administrations, have totally banished all integrity and confidence out of public proceedings; have confounded the best men with the worst; and weakened and dissolved, instead of strengthening and compacting, the general frame of Government. But as the title to the Crown grew stronger by long possession, and by the constant increase of its influence, these helps have of late seemed to certain persons no better than incumbrances. Breves et infaustos populi Romani amores. No, most certainly. Unable to rule the multitude, they endeavour to raise divisions amongst them. As yet we work in the light, The scheme of the enemies of public tranquillity has disarranged, it has not destroyed us. Whilst men are linked together, they easily and speedily communicate the alarm of any. When the House of Commons, in an endeavour to obtain new advantages at the expence of the other orders of the State, for the benefit of the Commons at large, have pursued strong measures; if it were not just, it was at least natural, that the constituents should connive at all their proceedings; because we were ourselves ultimately to profit. All sorts of parties, by this means, have been brought into Administration, from whence few have had the good fortune to escape without disgrace; none at all without considerable losses. If the matter of which this nation is composed be so very fermentable as these gentlemen describe it, leaven never will be wanting to work it up, as long as discontent, revenge, and ambition, have existence in the world. This method therefore of governing, by men of great natural interest or great acquired consideration, was viewed in a very invidious light by the true lovers of absolute monarchy. Except from his private fortune, in which he may be equalled, perhaps exceeded, by his Court competitor, he has no way of shewing any one good quality, or of making a single friend. For his own person, no office, or emolument, or title; no promotion, ecclesiastical, or civil, or military, or naval, for children, or ​brothers, or kindred. Francis Canavan, one of the great Burke scholars of the twentieth century, has added forewords and a … No one will doubt, that such men were abhorred and violently opposed by the Court Faction, and that such, a system could have but a short duration. They grow every day into alienation from this country; and whilst they are becoming disconnected with our Government, ​we have not the consolation to find, that they are even friendly in their new independence. This retrospective wisdom, and historical patriotism, are things of wonderful convenience; and serve admirably to reconcile the old quarrel between speculation and practice. The lessening and granting away some part of her revenue by Parliament was alledged as the cause of that debt, and pleaded as an equitable ground, such it certainly was, for discharging it. The whole of their usurpation is established upon this method of arguing. Then what has the Crown of the King profited by all this fine-wrought scheme? Good men look upon this distracted scene with sorrow and indignation. Indeed, a Parliament unconnected with the people, is essential to a Ministry unconnected with the people; and therefore those who saw through what mighty difficulties the interior Ministry waded, and the exterior were dragged, in this business, will conceive of what prodigious importance, the new corps of King's men held this principle of occasional and personal incapacitation, to the whole body of their design. If not, they ought to be made so. ​To get rid of all this intermediate and independent importance, and to secure to the Court the unlimited and uncontrouled use of its own vast influence, under the sole direction of its own private savour, has for some years past been the great object of policy. If he has not the talent of elocution, which is the case of many as wise and knowing men as any in the House, he is liable to all these inconveniencies, without the eclat which attends upon any tolerably successful exertion of eloquence. ​After having stated, as shortly as I am able, the effects of this system on our foreign affairs, on the policy of our Government with regard to our dependencies, and on the interior œconomy of the Commonwealth; there remains only, in this part of my design, to say something of the grand principle which first recommended this system at Court. We shall do enough if we form ourselves to be good ones. Accordingly the Crown has dwindled away, in proportion to the unnatural and turgid growth of this excrescence on the Court. Thoughts on the Cause of the Present Discontents is a political pamphlet by the Anglo-Irish politician and philosopher Edmund Burke, first published on 23 April 1770. This is the fountain of all those bitter waters of which, through an hundred different conduits, we have drunk until we are ready to burst. But, in order firmly to establish the ​precedent of payment previous to account, and to form it into a settled rule of the House, the god in the machine was brought down, nothing less than the wonder-working Law of Parliament. Faithfully reproduced in this volume are E. J. Payne's notes and introductory essays. We are at present at issue upon this point. ; 4⁰. 1 Citations; 54 Downloads; Abstract. If therefore this system has so ill answered its own grand pretence of saving the King from the necessity of employing persons disagreeable to him, has it given more peace and tranquillity to his Majesty's private hours? He argued that George’s actions were against not the letter but the spirit of the constitution. To have both strong, but both selected: in the one, to be placable; in the other, immoveable. But still, as the greater part of the measures which arise in the course of public business are related to, or dependent on, some great leading general principles in ​Government, a man must be peculiarly unfortunate in the choice of his political company if he does not agree with them at least nine times in ten. To be fully persuaded, that all virtue which is impracticable is spurious and rather to run the risque of falling into faults in a course which leads us to act with effect and energy, than to loiter out our days without blame, and without use. The evil complained of, if it exists in the present state of things, would hardly be removed by a triennial Parliament: for, unless the influence of Government in elections can be entirely taken away, the more frequently they return, the more they will harrass private independence; the more generally men will be compelled to fly to the settled, systematic interest of Government, and to the resources of a boundless Civil List. A systematic spirit has been shewn upon both sides. He argued that George’s actions were against not the letter but the spirit of the constitution. These compose the inventory of prosperous circumstances, whether they regard a Prince or a subject; their ​enjoyments differing only in the scale upon which they are formed. EMBED. This is useful indeed and fundamental. The capacity of a magistrate being transitory, and that of a citizen permanent, the latter capacity it was hoped would of course preponderate in all discussions, not only between the people and the standing authority of the Crown, but between the people and the fleeting authority of the House of Commons itself. Jealousies and animosities are sedulously nourished in the outward Administration, and have been even considered as a causa sine qua non in its constitution: thence foreign Courts have a certainty, that nothing can be done by common counsel in this nation. Thoughts on the Cause of the Present Discontents (Classic Reprint): Burke, Edmund: Amazon.nl Selecteer uw cookievoorkeuren We gebruiken cookies en vergelijkbare tools om uw winkelervaring te verbeteren, onze services aan te bieden, te begrijpen hoe klanten onze services gebruiken zodat we verbeteringen kunnen aanbrengen, en om advertenties weer te geven. We have had just claims upon the same powers; rights which ought to have been sacred to them as well as to us, as they had their origin in our lenity and ​generosity towards France and Spain in the day of their great humiliation. These are revenues within the knowledge and cognizance of our national Councils. That duty demands and requires, that what is right should not only be made known, but made prevalent; that what is evil should not only be detected, but defeated. The laws of this country are for the most part constituted, and wisely so, for the general ends of Government, rather than for the preservation of our particular liberties. Volume Two in the set consists of Burke's "Reflections on the Revolution in France". Select Works of Edmund Burke. To recommend this system to the people, a perspective view of the Court gorgeously painted, and finely illuminated from within, was exhibited to the gaping multitude. No complaisance to our Court, or to our age, can make me believe nature to be so changed, but that public liberty will be among us, as among our ancestors, obnoxious to some person or other; and that opportunities will be furnished, for attempting at least, some alteration to the prejudice of our constitution. A line drawing of the Internet Archive headquarters building façade. share. But that which is not within the province of Parliament, is yet within the sphere of every man's own reflexion. annually; if it ever produced so much clear. Of what sort of materials must that man be made, how must he be tempered and put together, who can sit whole years in Parliament, with five hundred and fifty of his fellow citizens, amidst the storm of such tempestuous passions, in the sharp conflict of so many wits, and tempers, and characters, in the agitation of such mighty questions, in the discussion of such vast and ponderous interests, without seeing any one sort of men, whose character, conduct, or disposition, would lead him to associate himself with them, to aid ​and be aided in any one system of public utility? Nor has it been relieved from this unseemly distress, but by means which have hazarded the affection of the people, and shaken their confidence in Parliament. Until the matter is decided, the country will remain in its present confusion. The advantage of the victory in this particular contest was the present, but not the only, nor by any means the principal, object. In order to throw an odium on political connexion, these politicians suppose it a necessary incident to it, that you are blindly to follow the opinions of your party, when in direct opposition to your own clear ideas; a degree of servitude that no worthy man could bear the thought of submitting to; and such as, I believe, no connexions (except some Court Factions) ever could be so senselessly tyrannical as to impose. Every thing partakes of the original disorder. a year, he has a farther aid, from a large pension list, near 90,000l. The machinery of this system is perplexed in its movements, and false in its principle. It is the nature of despotism to abhor power held by any means but its own momentary pleasure; and to annihilate all intermediate situations between boundless strength on its own part, and total debility on the part of the people. Even all the use and potency of the laws depends upon them. necessity of conspiring, instead of consulting. If he should be obliged to blame the favourites of the people, he will be considered as the tool of power; if … It were a folly well deserving servitude for its punishment, to be full of confidence where the laws are full of distrust; and to give to an House of Commons, arrogating to its sole resolution the most harsh and odious part of legislative authority, that degree of submission which is due only to the Legislature itself. They do not respect the publick nor themselves, who engage for more, than they are sure that they ought to attempt, or that they are able to perform. Such an Assembly may be a ​great, wise, aweful Senate; but it is not to any popular purpose an House of Commons. But this, even at first view, is no more than a negative advantage; an armour merely defensive. The people are satisfied to trust themselves with the exercise of their own privileges, and do not desire this kind intervention of the House of Commons to free them from the burthen. It was considered as a control, issuing immediately from the people, and speedily to be resolved into the mass from whence it arose. It is the business of the speculative philosopher to mark the proper ends of Government. Thoughts on the Cause of the Present Discontents & Speeches: Burke, Edmund: Amazon.sg: Books. It tends to produce neither ​the security of a free Government, nor the energy of a Monarchy that is absolute. Let us learn from our experience. Every thing would be drawn from its holdings in the country to the personal favour and inclination of the ​Prince. If he should be obliged to blame the favourites of the people, he will be considered as the tool of power; if he censures those in power, he will ​be looked on as an instrument of faction. Many a stern republican, after gorging himself with a full feast of admiration of the Grecian commonwealths and of our true Saxon constitution, and discharging all the splendid bile of his virtuous indignation on King John and King James, sits down perfectly satisfied to the coarsest work and homeliest job of the day he lives in. But the generality of people, it must be confessed, do feel a good deal mortified, when they compare the wants of the Court with its expences. The virtue, spirit, and essence of a House of Commons consists in its being the ​express image of the feelings of the nation. To say nothing of the horrible disorders among the people attending frequent elections, I should be fearful of committing, every three years, the independent gentlemen of the country into a contest with the Treasury. Quantum infido scurræ distabit amicus. Power was thenceforward to be the chosen residence of public spirit; and no one was to be supposed under any sinister influence, except those who had the misfortune to be in disgrace at Court, which was to stand in lieu of all vices and all corruptions. It is a disorder which has arisen from the cure of greater disorders; it has arisen from the extreme difficulty of reconciling liberty under a monarchical Government, with external strength and with internal tranquillity. When the people conceive that laws, and tribunals, and even popular ​assemblies, are perverted from the ends of their institution, they find in those names of degenerated establishments only new motives to discontent. That man who before he comes into power has no friends, or who coming into power is obliged to desert his friends, or who losing it has no friends to sympathize with him; he who has no sway among any part of the landed or commercial interest, but whose whole importance has begun with his office, and is sure to end with it; is a person who ought never to be suffered by a controuling Parliament to continue in any of those situations which confer the lead and direction of all our public affairs; because such a man has no connexion with the interest of the people. The popularity which should arise from such an opposition was to be shewn unable to protect it. Thoughts on the Cause of the Present Discontents: Burke, Edmund: Amazon.sg: Books. To prevent this, the persons so advanced are directed, in all companies, industriously to declare, that they are under no obligations whatsoever to Administration; that they have received their office from another quarter; that they are totally free and independent. I have nothing to do here with the abstract value of the voice of the people. It is true, that about four years ago, during the administration of the Marquis of Rockingham, an attempt was made to carry on Government without their concurrence. This first volume contains Burke's defence of the American colonists' complaints of British policy and includes "Thoughts on the Cause of the Present Discontents" (1770), "Speech on American Taxation" (1774), and "Speech on Conciliation" (1775). Such a change could not however be made without a mighty shock to Government. Few are the partizans of departed tyranny; and to be a Whig on the business of an hundred years ago, is very consistent with every advantage of present servility. He will, however, continue in his employment. I have carefully avoided the introduction of personal reflexions of any kind. They have been so, frequently and outrageously, both in other countries and in this. Even a new and unprecedented course of action in the whole Legislature, without great and evident reason, may be a subject of just uneasiness. a year by the law of the land; and if by the law of Parliament all the debts which exceed it are to be paid previous to the production of any account; I presume that this is equivalent to an income with no other limits than the abilities of the subject and the moderation of the Court; that is to say, it is such an income as is possessed by every absolute Monarch in Europe. How it should happen that any man could be tempted to venture upon such a project of Government, may at first view appear surprizing. Account & Lists Account Returns & Orders. But in the election among evils they hope better things from temporary confusion, than from established servitude. By a construction on that legislative power which had been assumed, they declared that the true legal sense of the county was contained in the minority, on that occasion; and might, on a resistance to a vote of incapacity, be contained in any minority. Many other serious considerations occur. There is something very courtly in this. For my part, I find it impossible to conceive, that any one believes in his own politicks, or thinks them to be of any weight, who refuses to adopt the means of having them reduced into practice. It is not, therefore, to rail at Lord Bute, but firmly to embody against this Court Party and its practices, which can afford us any prospect of relief in our present condition. Men acted as if the Court could receive, as well as confer, an obligation. The point to be gained by the Cabal was this; that a precedent should be established, tending to shew, That the favour of the People was not so sure a road as the favour of the Court even to popular honours and popular trusts. For a considerable time this separation of the representatives from their constituents went on with a silent progress; and had those, who con​ducted the plan for their total separation, been persons of temper and abilities any way equal to the magnitude of their design, the success would have been infallible: but by their precipitancy they have laid it open in all its nakedness; the nation is alarmed at it; and the event may not be pleasant to the contrivers of the scheme. I keep my eye solely on this ​system; if I speak of those measures which have arisen from it, it will be so far only as they illustrate the general scheme. Thus Parliament was to look. duty in the Leeward Islands; this last worth to be sure considerably more than 40,000l. They are light and portable. The most ardent lover of his country cannot wish for Great Britain an happier fate than to continue as she was then left. In truth, inconstancy is a sort of natural corrective of folly and ignorance. In Edmund Burke: Political life …issue is his pamphlet “Thoughts on the Cause of the Present Discontents” (1770). Before men are put forward into the great trusts of the State, they ought by their conduct to have obtained such a degree of estimation in their country, as may be some sort of pledge and security to the publick, that they will not abuse those trusts. Navigate parenthood with the help of the Raising Curious Learners podcast. When every leading account had been refused, many others were granted with sufficient facility. Volume 1 of Select Works of Edmund Burke contains "Thoughts on the Cause of the Present Discontents" (1770), Burke's brilliant defense of the American colonists' complaints of British policy.Faithfully reproduced in this volume are E. J. Payne's notes and introductory essays. Duties were granted for the purpose of raising 800,000l. These are the consequences inevitable to our public peace, from the scheme of rendering the executory Government at once odious and feeble of freeing Administration from the constitutional and salutary controul of Parliament, and inventing for it a new controul, unknown to the constitution, an interior Cabinet; which brings the whole body of Government into confusion and contempt. But the terrors of the House of Commons are no longer for Ministers. Its effect on the public credit of this kingdom must be obvious; for in vain is the Sinking Fund the great buttress of all the rest, if it be in the power of the Ministry to resort to it for the payment of any debts which they may choose to incur, under the name of the Civil List, and through the medium of a Committee, which thinks itself obliged by law to vote supplies without any other account than that of the mere existence of the debt. All the accounts which could answer any Parliamentary were refused, or postponed by previous questions. If a foreign Prince resided amongst us, the state of his revenues could not fail of becoming the subject of our speculation. The power of the Crown, almost dead and rotten as Prerogative, has grown up anew, with much more strength, and far less odium, under the name of Influence. Therefore they turn their eyes entirely from Great Britain, where they have neither dependence on friendship, nor apprehension from enmity. The frame of our Commonwealth did not admit of such an actual election: but it provided as well, and (while the spirit of the constitution is preserved) better for all the effects of it than by the method of suffrage in any democratic State whatsoever. By this means the party goes out much, thinner than it came in; and is only reduced in strength by its temporary possession of power. The whole scenery was exactly disposed to captivate those good souls, whose credulous morality is so invaluable a treasure to crafty ​politicians. The qualities by which court is made to the people, were to render every fault inexpiable, and every error irretrievable. Gentlemen, warm in a popular ​cause, are ready enough to attribute all the declarations of such persons to corrupt motives. 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