The Works of the Right Honorable Edmund Burke, Vol. 1 (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from The Works of the Right Honorable Edmund Burke, Vol. 1
Before the philosophical works of Lord bolingbroke had appeared, great things were expected from the leisure of a man, who, from the splendid scene of action in which his talents had enabled him to make so conspicuous a figure, had retired to employ those talents in the investigation of truth. Philosophy began to congratulate herself upon such a prose lyte from the world of business, and ho ed to have extended her ower under the auspices of such a leader. In the midst of t ese pleasing expectations, the works themselves at last appeared in full body, and with great pomp. Tse who searched in them for new discoveries in the eries of na ture; those who direct the Operations of the mind moralit illustrated and enfo d.
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