Eloquence may exist without a proportionable degree of wisdom.

Edmund Burke (1729-1797) Anglo-Irish statesman, orator, philosopher
Reflections on the Revolution in France (1790)

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2 Responses to Reflections on the Revolution in France (1790)

  1. john hearne says:

    Burke was Irish, not British

  2. Dave says:

    You are correct; corrected to Anglo-Irish, since he spent much of his adult life in England, and was buried there. (Actually, Anglo-Irish would structurally refer to an English person who moved to Ireland — I’m not sure how to put together the reverse, short of “Irish-born English.”)

    Thanks, John.

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