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The works of ... Edmund Burke [ed. by W. King and F. Laurence]. (1792 edition)
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Works of Edmund Burke in Twelve Volumes (Mobi Collected Works) (2009 edition), MobileReference - ISBN: 9781607783749
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Speech on the Middlesex Election, 1771

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Born: January 12, 1729

Died: July 9, 1797 (age 68)

Nationality: Irish

Occupation: Statesman

Bio: Edmund Burke was an Irish statesman, author, orator, political theorist and philosopher who, after moving to England, served for many years in the House of Commons of Great Britain as a member of the Whig party.

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