Memoirs of M. de Brinboc; Containing Some Views of English and Foreign Society ...
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. 1805 edition. Excerpt: ...which issued from the pens of the adverse party, and lay-holding up to ridicuJe the persons of those who dared to oppose us, we gained the grand point of persuadingthe world, that our opinions were those Yf the great majority, and that they who ' attempted 'attempted to impugni our doctrines, 'were equally destitute of public spirit and of common sense. From that moment we were certain of victory-, the rumour spread from the capital to the most distant provinces, and then resounded back again, with an echo that stunned government, and made them deaf to theremonstrances of our opponents, and if we met with the shadow of a check, our watchword was Persecution and fanaticismf Our Writings, our speeches, -. our cotteries, and our partizans, breathed nothing but the accents of injured innocence, and appeals to the humanity of mankind; and our enemies often felt in reality that severity of chastisement which we protested against, by'way of prevention, in the same manner that children cry out before they are touched. As a proof of this last assurtion, M. Tur n-6 a 3 got, got, who stipulated with the king-upon entering the ministry, that the practice of Lettres de Cat/yet should be no longer continued, isihed some himself against certain writers who chose to animadvert on the utility or propriety ordered his body to be interred in the public highwa-y, to shew a proper' contempt for all religious inflitutions. next step in life was to commence author, which, when a-man has' neither fame or money, signifies the same as becoming the servant of a bookseller, and that upon worse ternrs than his other domestics, who, besides their wages, have a share of the family dinner. At it then ldrudged through many a tedious day, and many a dreary night: sometimes...show more
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