Excerpt from The Knights of the Swan, or the Court of Charlemagne, Vol. 1: An Historical and Moral Tale, to Serve as a Continuation to the Tales of the Castle
The firft nine chapters of this work mm icompofed two' years before the Revolution: I' readthem, ' at' the time, to feveral perfons, 'who will. Fee that I have altered nothing 'ia them: and, indeed, my principles having never varied; the late events have had no inﬂ'uenw on my Opinions. 'this is a faet, that may be eafily afcertained, ' by the, perufal him? Writings In all of thefewill be found the fame abhorrence of defpotit'm, and intole rance; the fame'refpeet for religion and mo rality, the fame fentiments of humanity and gukrofity, the fame intereﬂ in the people's Welfare, the fame contempt for the prejudices I of bi'rth2 and the fame love of order, juftice; and virtue. E Itviii, Prrfaoe.
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