The Genuine Trial of Thomas Paine

The Genuine Trial of Thomas Paine : For a Libel Contained in the Second Part of Rights of Man; At Guildhall, London, Dec. 18, 1792, Before Lord Kenyon and a Special Jury (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Genuine Trial of Thomas Paine: For a Libel Contained in the Second Part of Rights of Man; At Guildhall, London, Dec. 18, 1792, Before Lord Kenyon and a Special Jury Be thought to have experience enough to receive that which is their falvati nd which goes all this way which I impute book, a deliberate defign to eradicate from the minds Of the people of this country that enthufiafiic love which they have for the conftitution of this country, which is the greateft human mifchief 'that can'be done in fociety,7 Gentlemen, further I impute, that in terms the regal part of the government of this country, founded and limited as it Is, is reprel'ented as Op preflive and abominable tyranny thirdly, that the whole legiflature Of this country is direelly an ufurpation 5 again, that with refpeet to the laws of this realm, which hitherto have been our boafi', of there, without one lingle exception, that they are grounded on an ufurped authority, and are, therefore, null, or, to ufe his Own terms, that there is little or no law in the country; then it is to be held out in the lower, or better informed clafi'es of ten or twelve millions Of pe'ople, that there is nothing binding on their conduet, excepting fuch a portion of religion or morality as they may with to entertain. Gentlemen, are we then alawlefs banditti? Are every man's arms unbound? Are we reduced back again to that favage (tate of nature I all: you that queflion: You know well the anfwer. But what will you fay to the man who holds this out to thofe who cannot give the anfwer you give You can an fwer to this (lander on the confiitution, this (lander on the feparate parts of the government, (0 confli. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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  • Paperback | 122 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 172g
  • English
  • 80 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0243189303
  • 9780243189304