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By Bernard Cottret

In flip, Tory minister, Jacobite renegade, English thinker and anti-minister, Bolingbroke has elicited combined reactions from his compatriots, either contempories and historians. Bernard Cottret discusses right here his political writings within the context of up to date suggestion in England and France. His analyses of 'A' Dissertation upon events' and 'The concept of a Patriot King' are supported by way of an entire mid-eighteenth-century political inspiration.

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15: 'The articles agt the Ld Bol. sent from London Mar. the 16th 1716 .. ',B. Cottret, Great Expectations 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 43 Bolingbroke: Exil et ecriture au siecle des Lumieres. Angleterre-France (vers 1715-vers 1750), 2 vols (Paris: Klincksieck, 1992), vol. II, pp. 783-4. W. Sichel, Bolingbroke and His Times, vol. II, p. 156. S. ), Bolingbroke: Contributions to the Craftsman (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1982), pp. 100 ff. O. ), Eighteenth-Century Comedies (London: Oxford University Press, 1961), p.

6. B. Cottret, Bolingbroke, vol. I, p. 294. , Add. Mss 32, 776, f. 155. G. Wickham Legg, British Diplomatic Instructions 1689-1789, vol. VI, France, 1727-1744 (London: Camden Society, 1930), p. 109: 3 March 1731/2. W. Coxe, Memoirs of the Life and Administration of Sir Robert Walpole, 3 vols (London, 1798), vol. III, pp. 138-9. ) W. Sichel, Bolingbroke, vol. II, p. 524. Archives Etrangeres, Paris (hereafter AE), Correspondance, Angleterre Mss 377. f. 36: 'Le Ch. Windamme plairoit beaucoup. 11 pense lentement, mais plus profondement qu'un autre' (10 April1732).

Even Philocunos protested against Walpole, in the name of the prevention of cruelty to the canine species. Free-born British dogs had to be protected from the invasion of their native liberty (Craftsman, 13 September 1729)P 'Of all animals of prey, man is the only sociable one' as John Gay had put it in the Beggars' Opera the year before. 14 Whig journalists were one of the first targets for Bolingbroke, who relentlessly inveighed against Grub Street writers. In its first issue, the Craftsman (no.

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