Edmund Burke’s training in, knowledge of, and appreciation for, law is
generally recognised. Indeed, as RB McDowell has written, while Burke
may, during short bouts of irritation, have impulsively expressed intense
exasperation with lawyers, their practices, procedures and prejudices, [but
he] nevertheless remained convinced that the law, with all its limitations,
must be regarded with reverence and that lawyers, with all their faults,
performed functions of the utmost value to the community.
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