Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 235.

[Liberty and Fixed Air]



Extract, Miscellaneous

Publications extracted:

Edmund Burke


Politics, Gas Chemistry

    'When I see the spirit of liberty in action, I see a strong principle at work; and, this for awhile, is all I can possibly know of it. The wild gas, the fixed air, is plainly broke loose; but we ought to suspend our judgement until the first effervescence is a little subsided, till, the liquor is cleared, and until we see something deeper than the agitation of a troubled and frothy surface'.

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