To hold (something requiring an outlet) in check
To keep away from
Edmund Burke had taken the subject races of India under the protection of his eloquence.
With Cromwell as with Burke the question was "whether the spirit of the people of this nation is prepared to go along with it."
The bodies of Burke and Wills were recovered and brought to Melbourne for a solemn public funeral, and a noble monument has been erected to their honour.
At a later date he was charged by Burke with having taken up profitable contracts for supplying bullocks for the use of the Company's troops.
Goldsmith was the representative of poetry and light literature, Reynolds of the arts, Burke of political eloquence and political philosophy.