Thoughts on the Cause of the Present Discontents ... the Second edition. Edmund Burke.

"a volume might be written on this melancholy subject"

Thoughts on the Cause of the Present Discontents ... the Second edition.

London: J. Dodsley, 1770.

Second edition, first printing. [4], 118 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. "a volume might be written on this melancholy subject" Disbound. Todd 17b; Adams 70-6b, Higgs 5077, Goldsmith 10691; Sabin 9303. Item #217781

Burke analyzes several issues troubling the country, inlcuding the situation in America; he "touches briefly on the effect of the current state of affairs in the colonies and the colonists's growing feeling of independence, but says: 'a volume might be written on this melancholy subject; but it were better to leave it entirely to reflexions of the reader himself than not to treat it in the extent it deserves.'" - Adams.

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