The Good Old Times; Or, the Poor Man's History of England. Repr

The Good Old Times; Or, the Poor Man's History of England. Repr

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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. 1817 edition. Excerpt: ...us! but we make the further discovery as we advance, that Such Men have existed in All Ages; and that more misery has been occasioned, and More Blood spilt, through the delusions They have practised upon the honest and open character of English Men, under the pretence of an OVERZeal for Liberty, than any other Cause, however injurious or disastrous! They may be called The Messengers or Forerunners of Tyranny and Oppression, and have ever proved themselves to be the bitterest enemies of Peace and Liberty! This 1 think you will admit, from what we have already seen and read, --and we have hereby arrived at one very important truth, which should never for a moment be absent from your recollection; namely, that wicked and desperate men have constantly been the Professed Friends Of The People, to obtain their own selfish ends; which, when obtained, they have converted into the means of practising the most bitter and remorseless Tyranny over The PeoPle themselves. I shall have more proofs in evidence--but all things must proceed in their natural order, and Our History-book is too full of important matter, through every period of the "Good Old Times," toadmit of our passing over any part of it without some notice, however short. You have lately heard or read some flaming speeches in Common Council and Common Hall, from the Hunts and Waithmans; who, by-the-by, you will perceive, spar, or rather fight lustily with each other, upon all these public occasions.--This does not arise from any hatred of each other's PrinciPles; but from Jealousy, lest the One by increased activity should outskip The Other. These men, as I have always told you, are Tyran Ts in grain: they would spurn and kick and destroy each other, because they are in each other's way;...show more

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  • Paperback | 106 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 204g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123660895X
  • 9781236608956