Grasshoppers in the Fields

BY ALEX STORY Edmund Burke wrote in Reflections on the Revolution in France, published in 1790, a year after the storming of the Bastille: “Because half a dozen grasshoppers under a fern make the field ring with their importunate chink, whilst thousands of great cattle, reposed beneath the shadow of the British oak, chew the cud and are silent, pray do not imagine that those … Continue reading Grasshoppers in the Fields