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i. e. in February 1790, when Burke had voiced his sentiments in a parliamentary speech on the Army Estimates and the London Chronicle had advertised the speedy publication of the 'Reflections', which was largely in proof, for Sir Philip Francis was reading the sheets (Burke's Correspondence, III. 128). —A.J.Grieve, MA

Note from the Prologue to Reflections On The Revolution In France

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