quality

'Discontented men of quality': Burke here intends not only such Frenchmen as the Duke of Orleans, Mirabeau, de Noailles, and Talleyrand, but Englishmen of his day, like Lord Stanhope, Lord Lansdowne and the Duke of Bedford.

Note by A.J.Grieve (MA), from The Achievement of France in Part One of Reflections On The Revolution In France
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