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AGAINST THE ACCUSATIONS OF
THE RIGHT HON. EDMUND BURKE;
SOME STRICTURES ON THE LATE PRODUCTION
MONS. DE CALONNE.
By JAMES MACKINTOSH
OF LINCOLN'S INN, ESQUIRE.
THE FOURTH EDITION, WITH ADDITIONS.
PRINTED FOR G. G. J. AND J. ROBINSON,
AD I foreseen the size to which the following volume
was to grow, or the obstacles that were to retard its completion, I should probably have shrunk from the undertaking; and perhaps I may now be supposed to owe, an apology for of. fering it to the Public, after the able and masterly Publications to which this controversy has given occasion.
Many parts of it bear internal marks of having been written some months ago, by allusions to circumstances which are now changed; but as they did not affect the reasoning, I was not folicitous to alter them.
For the lateness of its appearance, I find a confolation in the knowledge, that respectable Works on the same subject are still expected by the Public; and the number of my fellow-labourers only suggests the reflection—that too many minds cannot be employed on a controversy so immense as to present the most various aspects to different understandings, and so important, that the more correct statement of one fact, or the more successful illuftration of one argument, will at least rescue a book from the imputation of having been written in vain.
Little Ealing, Middlesex,
April 26, 1791.