Note 17.

The English are, I conceive, misrepresented in a letter published in one of the papers, by a gentleman thought to be a dissenting minister. —When writing to Dr. Price of the spirit which prevails at Paris, he says:

"The spirit of the people in this place has abolished all the proud distinctions which the king and nobles had usurped in their minds; whether they talk of the king, the noble, or the priest, their whole language is that of the most enlightened and liberal amongst the English."

If this gentleman means to confine the terms enlightened and liberal to one set of men in England, it may be true. It is not generally so.

Note from The Achievement of France in Part One of Reflections On The Revolution In France
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