A Discourse on the Love of Our Country
Price gave this sermon to commemorate the 101st anniversary of the Glorious Revolution of 1688. As a vigorous supporter of this revolution as well as the American and French Revolutions he incurred the wrath of Edmund Burke who wrote his famous critique of the French Revolution partly in order to rebut Price.
A Discourse on the Love of Our Country, delivered on Nov. 4, 1789, at the Meeting-House in the Old Jewry, to the Society for Commemorating the Revolution in Britain. With an Appendix. Second edition (London: T. Cadell, 1789).
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Table of Contents
- A DISCOURSE, c.
- Psalm cxxii. 2d, and following verses.
- Thirty Millions of People in France. (PAGE 49.)
- The Declaration of Rights, which has been agreed to by the National Assembly of France, and sanctioned by the King, and which forms the Basis of the new Constitution of France, contains such an authority for some of the sentiments in the foregoing Discourse, and holds out to the world an instruction on the subject of Civil Government of such consequence, that I cannot help inserting here the following Translation of it.
- DECLARATION OF THE RIGHTS OF MEN AND OF CITIZENS,
- SOCIETY for commemorating the Glorious Revolution of 1668.
- At the Anniversary Meeting of this Society, held at the London Tavern, Nov. 4, 1789,
- Three Propositions containing the fundamental principles of the Society:
- Published by the same Author, And printed for T. Cadell, in the Strand.
- ADDITIONS TO Dr. PRICE’s DISCOURSE ON THE LOVE OF OUR COUNTRY, CONTAINING COMMUNICATIONS FROM FRANCE occasioned by the CONGRATULATORY ADDRESS of the REVOLUTION SOCIETY to the NATIONAL ASSEMBLY OF FRANCE, with THE ANSWERS TO THEM.
- Additions to the Appendix.
- Extract from a Letter of the Duke de Rochefoucauld to Dr. Price.—Dated Paris, December 2d, 1789.
- Extract from the Votes of the National Assembly of France, of Wednesday the 25th of Nov. 1789, transmitted by the Archbishop of Aix, President of the National Assembly, to Earl Stanhope, Chairman of the Revolution Society in London. Extrait du Procés verbal de l’Assemblée Nationale du Mercridi 25me Novem. 1789.
- TRANSLATION. Extract from the Votes of the National Assembly of Wednesday the 25th Nov. 1789.
- Letter from the Archbishop of Aix, President of the National Assembly, to Earl Stanhope, Chairman of the Revolution Society. (COPY.)
- Resolution of Thanks from the Patriotic Society at Dijon, transmitted by M. l’Abbé Volfius, the Chairman, to Earl Stanhope, Chairman of the Revolution Society. Extrait du Registre des Deliberations du Club Patriotique de Dijon.
- TRANSLATION. Extract from the Register of the Deliberations of the Patriotic Society of Dijon.
- Letter from the Members of the Patriotic Union of the Town and Castleward of Lisle, to the Chairman and Members of the Revolution Society in London. COPY.
- Note in answer to the Archbishop of Aix’s Letter.
- Letter in answer to the Letter from the Patriotic Society at Dijon.
- Letter in answer to the Letter from the Members of the Patriotic Union of the Town of Lisle.