Proofs of the Real Existence, and Dangerous Tendency, of Illuminism

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General Books LLC, 2009 - Literary Collections - 112 pages
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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. 1802 Excerpt: ...of liberty, which has alienated the virtuous part of our countrymen from their attachment to the cause of France. When it was announced in America, that millions of Frenchmen were striving for freedom, who did not bestow a benediction on their cause," and fervently pray for its success? The triumphs of France were celebrated here with real joy, and her misfortunes were lamented, as our own. Long did we strive to palliate her crimes, and long did we invent excuses for her enormities. But when at length the malk fell off, and we saw in the boasted friend of his country the disgusting atheist, the factious leader, the man who-could smile at carnage, and feast on havock and war, our feelings revolted; we could no longer receive as brethren, men who proved themselves the enemies of religion, of order, of humanity. N2: ' Robifbn's Proofs, p. 294--icfi. The co-operation of the Illuminees of other nations, and their joint exertions to extend the revolution, prove that it was the work of that order; and that France was no less indebted to her secret agents than to her martial prowess, for the unexampled success of her arms. At the commencement of the revolution, a manifesto wassentfrom the grand national lodge of Free Masons, (so it is entitled) at Paris, signed by the Duke of Orleans, as Grand Master, addressed to the lodges in all the respectable cities of Europe, exhorting them to unite for the support of the French revolution, and to kindle a spirit of revolution through all lands; some of these were addressed to those, of whose assistance they were assured, and to such were given earnest exhortations to establish, in every quarter, secret schools of political education; and schools for the education of children, under the direclion of-well difciplined maste...

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