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F. P. Lock

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780199541539

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199541539.001.0001

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An Old Oak, 1795–1796

An Old Oak, 1795–1796

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(p.507) 12 An Old Oak, 1795–1796
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Edmund Burke, Volume II
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F.P. Lock

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199541539.003.0012

This chapter examines the activities and career of British politician Edmund Burke. In his letters Burke has repeatedly descanted the theme of retirement and often compared himself to an oak. His complete withdrawal from politics was soon shattered in 1795 when Lord Auckland invited him to write a riposte on his pamphlet titled Some Remarks on the Apparent Circumstances of the War in the Fourth Week of October 1795. Burke declined and instead wrote his opinion on the same issue under the document titled Two Letters on the Prospect of a Regicide Peace.

Keywords:   riposte, retirement, Lord Auckland

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