Letters to the Right Honourable Edmund Burke; Occasioned by His Reflections on the Revolution in France, and C

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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. 1791 edition. Excerpt: ...of hypocrisy. "The people of England must think so when these, f praters affect to carry back the clergy to that pri"mitive evangelic poverty, which in the spirit, "ought always to exist in them (and in us too, hows ever we may like it) but in the thing must be vaf ried, when the relation of that body to the state "is altered, when manners, when modes of lise, 0 when indeed the whole order of human affairs, '-' has undergone a total revolution. We shall be "lieve t "lie ve these reformers to be then honest enthusiasts u not as now we think them, cheats and deceivers, when we fee them throwing their own goods into ."common, and submitting their own persons to the austere discipline of the early church." sacts into systems, if a man have no sacts to combine, no proper knowledge of his subject? In this case his greater ingenuity will only serve to mislead him, and fix him in error. And it is very evident that, whatever has been the compass of your studies, ecclesiastical history has not been within its range; and sacts, notorious facts, such as lie upon the very sace and sursace of it, unfortunately overturn your whole system. This, Sir, is a paragraph of which it is to be hoped you will some time hence be ashamed. You do not give us the alternative of being either knaves orfols. You will not allow us any place in th& more respectable, or rather less contemptible, class of men. None of us who disapprove of establishments, Dr.Price, or myself, can have the honour of being ranked with honest enthusiasts. We are all absolutely, and without a single exception, cheats and deceivers, that is, persons who are saying one thing, and at the same time meaning another. But we are happy in an appeal...

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