Reflections on the Revolution in France, and on the Proceedings in Certain Societies in London, Relative to That Event: In a Letter, Intended to Have Been Sent to a Gentleman in Paris (Classic Reprint)
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Excerpt from Reflections on the Revolution in France, and on the Proceedings in Certain Societies in London, Relative to That Event: In a Letter, Intended to Have Been Sent to a Gentleman in Paris
Mr. Burke (aid in fubfiance, That confidence might become a vice, and jealoufy a virtue, ac cording to circumfiances. That confidence, of all publick virtues, was the moit dangerous, and jea[ loufy in an houfe of commons, of all publick vices, the molt tolerable; efpecially where the number and the charge - of fianding armies, in time of peace, was the quefiion.
That in the annual. Mutiny bill, the annual army was declared to be for the purpofe of preferving the balance of power in Europe. The propriety of its being larger or fmaller depended, therefore, upon the true Rate of that balance. If the increafe of peace eitablithments demanded of parliament agreed with the manifeft appearance of the balance, confidence in minifters, as to the particulars, would be very proper. If the increafe was not at all fupported by any fuch appearance, he thought great jealoufy might, and ought to be, entertained on that fubject.
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