Letters of Certain Jews to Monsieur Voltaire; Containing an Apology for Their Own People, and for the Old Testament

Letters of Certain Jews to Monsieur Voltaire; Containing an Apology for Their Own People, and for the Old Testament

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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. 1845 edition. Excerpt: ...it. " Indignor!"' But if filthiness and flatness offend, falsehood is still more shocking. Here, Sir, the respect and esteem we have for you, raises a doubt in our minds which you alone can solve. When you represented Ezekicl, literally "eating dung for his breakfast," it is not our part to blush at it, and when by thc most distinguished raillery, you spread such "sweetmeats" on his bread, if in this case you were ignorant of the sense of the text, and of the custom to which it alludes, what a poor critic are you! If on the other hand you were not ignorant, what dishonesty in your proceeding! And if. in order to make fools laugh, you have merrily, and on purpose, and contrary to all information, imputed to a respectable person, dirty offensive actions, how mean must be your diameter! AVe shall close this article, Sir, by one of the most"" ingenious sallies of your book, formerly called, "Dictionaire Philosophique," now "Kaison par Alphabet.' Son Philosophy of History, ami Philosophical Dictionary, article Kznki.l. t Sec Ezekicl iv, 0-12. 1; Whoever," yon say, "likes the prophecies of Ezekicl, deserves to take a breakfast with him." How prettily this is said! And how much certain readers must have been pleased with this piece of wit! " Deserves to take a breakfast with him."' Ife certainly would get but a poor breakfast with Ezckiel. He would eat bad bread baked under the ashes of lighted clung, according to the custom of those poor nations who lived around him. But he would get a still worse breakfast with you. He would eat on his bread instead of sweatmcats Fie. This is not Ezekiel's breakfast, but one prepared by you. You cooked it up in order to regale your...show more

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