Memoires of Planetes; Or a Sketch of the Laws and Manners of Makar

Memoires of Planetes; Or a Sketch of the Laws and Manners of Makar

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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. 1795 edition. Excerpt: ...to the world the wholesome dictates of truth and justice. There is a proverb, Planetes, among the Makarians, that evils generally bring with them their remedies; this was soon to be verified. Our last Schum was a plain, simple, well-meaning, harmless man, but extremely unfortunate in the choice of his counsellors. These were for the most part men of boundless ambition; rash and intemperate in their undertakings; proud and insolent to those who thought different!v from themselves; scorning openly to take advice, but secretly adopting the measures that they had pretended to despise; mock-patriots who at a time when their tongues were employed in speaking words of comfort to the nation, were engaging in measures that tended inevitably to augment its misery; men who bestowed without limit every place of profit, honor, or importance upon themselves, relatives, or friends, but persecuted without mercy those who had the resolution to oppose their proceedings. Such men were pur last Schumalahs, and the chief of these, whose name was Baltrolph, excited more odium than the rest from his having first brought himself into notice by a determined opposition to their measures, and steady support of the rights of the people. These men retained their power principally by means of a system of spies and informers, that would have disgraced a nation of Ourans. I was at this time a great favourite with the people, and consequently the chief object of resentment and hatred with the Schumalahs. Every term of reproach, every species of misrepresentation, were profusely heaped upon me, but misrepresentation and reproach frequently attack merit.f They had not yet dared to touch my person: in this their courage failed them. The truth is, that independently of the support...show more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236658183
  • 9781236658180