Letters from an Armenian in Ireland, to His Friends at Trebisond, &C. Translated in the Year 1756

Letters from an Armenian in Ireland, to His Friends at Trebisond, &C. Translated in the Year 1756

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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. 1757 edition. Excerpt: ...in Barracks, or' Forts, and detached from the Natives, as having a different Interest, though no People would sooner gain their Love, as none are more Hospitable: This is perfectly Provincial. All Places, that may be with Decency, are given to Strangers; more than half of the Bishops are English, some of them, it is said, very illiterate, so weak as to expose their.Ignorance in printed Misinterpretations, and wrong Applications of their own Bible or Koran; and in their Discourses, so absurd, that a Law forbidding them to explain a Word of that Book would, I am told, be of use to their Religion: but, perhaps, Alif these Infidels are ignorantly paving the Way for the Mysteries of our holy Prophet. English Men are appointed Commissioners of the Taxes arising from Trade; the Treasurer and Vice-Treasurers, are English Men; many of the Judges are English; and many English Men are pensioned by Ireland; all this is provincial Government: Add to this, that the Common People are disarmed, or lost to the use of Arms, by a Law which gives the wild Creatures of Nature, only to the Rich; making that a particular, which Nature made an universal Property; and thereby taking from one Man to give to another, that which is equally the Right of every Man: There are Men who maintain that this is just, but it seems to rac, to resemble those Laws which take Freedom from some and indulge Licentiousness to others: Nature sorceth none to be free, yet Freedom is a Right to which she entitles every Man: He who chufeth Slavery, deserves it; but I am now convinced that he who forces another into that State, is a Tyrant, and deserves the Punishment of a Robber. Now, AU, do thou judge how like this Government is to Provincial, since the Island is subject to the Laws, awed by...show more

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