Letters; Written Between the Years 1784 and 1807

Letters; Written Between the Years 1784 and 1807 : In Six Volumes Volume 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1811 edition. Excerpt: ...scourge and injustice, the sum of public misery is greater far than it was even in that fallen monarchy, which, by hereditary claims, not by the vices of the king, was corrupt and despotic, to an excess which demanded a brave resistance. But the different talents and dispositions of men, inherent and acquired; the comfort, protection, and prosperity of civilized society; the dispensations of providence in the vegetable, animal, and rational universe; the silent lessons of natural religion, and the precepts of revelation, are all the reverse of Paine's equalizing creed, which has transformed an amiable and sweet-tempered people, whose first liberation was not only justifiable but noble; has transformed them into a dire banditti, spurning every legal restraint. Behold them Bastilling the mildest and most indulgent monarch that ever sat upon their throne; forging, in their demoniac wish of his destruction, those incredible treasons, which he had neither the courage to plan, nor, watched as he was, the power to negotiate; confiscating the property, and dooming to destitute banishment, those who had fled from the scenes of sanguinary tumult, and unpunished murder; where none could be sure that he, or she, might not prove the next victim; bullying and stigmatizing, with the most insolent contempt, every state, where the happier principles of subordinate government unite a people as one family!--destroying the freedom of their own press!--avenging, by proscription, all conversation which presumes to censure their fierce democratic system!--menacing, with brutal indecency, in their conventional assembly, the few, few pleaders for mercy, who, conscious that their lives must probably expiate the generous attempt, deserve statues to their memories....
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  • Paperback | 78 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236816331
  • 9781236816337