Enlightened Conscience

‘[Parliamentary representative] his unbiased opinion, his mature judgement, his enlightened conscience, he ought not to sacrifice to ¬†you, to any man, or to any set of men living.’ Edmund Burke, cited in ‘Edmund Burke and his Abiding Influence’, J O’Connor Power.

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Men of Light and Leading.

Edmund Burke was the giant at O’Connor Power’s shoulder and he wrote a tribute article to mark the centenary of Edmund Burke’s death. ‘Edmund Burke and His Abiding Influence’ appeared in the North American Review, ¬†December 1897.

Prime Minister, William Gladstone, also admired Edmund Burke and, during the preparations for the second Home Rule Bill, read his works daily.

The statue of Edmund Burke in Bristol bears the inscription, ‘I want to be a Member of Parliament in order to take my share in doing good and resisting evil.’