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he separation between Great Britain and her colonies; but it is inevitable.
So parted the great champion of the British aristocracy, and the man of the people.
For what noble purpose will they two act together once more?
When will an age again furnish minds like theirs?
Burke revered Franklin to the last, foretold the steady brightening of his fame; and drew from his integrity the pleasing hope of ultimate peace.
On the morning after his conversation with Burke, Franklin posted to Portsmouth with all speed, and before his departure from London was known, was embarked for Philadelphia.
Chap. XXIV.} 1775. Mar. tidings were to greet his landing
He has left with bad designs, said Hutchinson; had I been the master, his embarkation would have been prevented.—With his superiority, said Garnier, and with the confidence of the Americans, he will be able to cut out work for the ministers who have persecuted him.
Vergennes felt assured he would spread the conviction that the