An Asylum for Fugitive Pieces, in Prose and Verse Volume 4

An Asylum for Fugitive Pieces, in Prose and Verse Volume 4

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1793 edition. Excerpt: ...the Bonzes perverted the consciences and stifled the feelings of mankind, that the only person who shed a tear on the occasion was the Prince Odoardo, a child of eleven years old, in whom education had not extinguished the sentiments of humanity. I forgot, in its proper place, to open the grounds and reasons of the quarrel that the Bonzes had to the associators. It may not be amiss, therefore, to do it here. The associators attacked the claims of the Bonzes in different methods. The greater part denied that they favoured the particular doctrines, or countenanced the exclusive privileges, of the Bonzes. When Triuna was sinally delivered from the Babylo-ian tyranny, and Prince Ilermo elected Emperor, the Bonzes were forbidden to hang or burn their enemies. However, they procured either to remain, or be enacted laws, that gave all the offices of power, trust, and prosit, to to Bonzes, or Bonzites. In order to debauch the ingenuous minds of youth, they picked out thirty or forty of the absurdest propositions they could invent, and crammed them down the throats of all minors destined hf the liberal professions. The drift of this scheme was, that no man, after swallowing such gross impostures, might have any pretence afterwards to be squeamish, or plead conscience and reason against the Bonzite interest. Not content with all these safeguards, they obtained a law, by which it was enacted, " that if any "person shall by writing, printing, teaching, or ad"vised speaking, maintain two and two to be less than ' four, or more than one; he shall for the sirst offence "be rendered incapable of holding any office or place of trust; and for the second, be rendered incapable 1 of bringing any action, being guardian, executor, more

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  • Paperback | 60 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236528018
  • 9781236528018