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398 INGLIS SCHOLARSHIP II -C Ā£80rfts of J3urite brief sketch of the main events in the life of Burke From his birth to the close of the year 1756 ii From 1756 to the close of 1766 iii From 1766 to the end of the American War In answering this question you are to place the writings of Burke under the several epochs to which they belong What did Dr Johnson mean by saying that Burke had great variety of knowledge store of imagery copiousness of language" Robf rtson "He has wit too Johnson "No Sir he never succeeds there 'Tis low 'tis conceit used to say Burke never once made good joke "-Boswell's Johnson in an 1773 Examine the two statements -"Dr Johnson said certain eminent political friend of ours was wrong in his maxim of sticking to certain set of men on all occasions can see that man may do right to stick to party said he 'that is to say he is Whig or he is Tory and he thinks one of these parties upon the whole the best and that to make it prevail it must be generally supported though in particulars it may be wrong He takes its faggot of principles in which there are fewer rotten sticks than in the other though some rotten sticks to be sure and they cannot well be separated But to bind one's self to one man or one set of men who may be right to-day and wrong to-morrow without any general preference of system must disapprove '"-Boswell ibid The only method which has ever been found effectual to pre- serve any man against the corruption of nature and example is habit of life and communication of counsels with the most virtuous and public-spirited men of the age you live in Such society cannot be kept without advantage or deserted without shame For this rule of conduct maybe called in reproach parly Man but am little affected with such aspersions In the way which they call party worship the constitution of your fathers "- Letter to the Sheriffs Bristol 328 In what respect did Burke's view in regard to the policy of
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