Edmund Burke Tea Towel

Edmund Burke tea towel

Edmund Burke was an Irish statesman born in Dublin as well as an author orator political theorist and philosopher who served as a UK Member of Parliament for many years with the Whig Party.

The remarks on this tea towel are widely quoted and are usually attributed to Burke but are more likely based on a paraphrase of some of his ideas or they may have been adapted from lines of his  in "Thoughts on the Cause of the Present Discontents" (1770): "When bad men combine the good must associate; else they will fall one by one an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle."

The image is inspired by Peter May's photograph showing August Schreitmüller's sandstone statue "Die Gute" (Goodness) overlooking the ruins of Dresden, Germany, in 1946.

Half Panama unbleached cotton (heavy weight, textured finish). Stitched on all four sides. Includes hanging loop. Measures approximately 19in x 27.5in. Machine wash at 110 degrees max. We recommend that before you use your tea towel for the first time you wash it at least once to soften up the material and make it more absorbent for drying dishes. Please note size can vary slightly.