The Olive-Branch

Or, Poems on Peace, Liberty, Friendship, &C (Classic Reprint)

Author: William Stokes

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9780483870895

Category: Poetry

Page: 144

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Excerpt from The Olive-Branch: Or, Poems on Peace, Liberty, Friendship, &C Slavery is an evil that stands side by side with war, - the twin children of wickedness, whose destiny it is to live, and labour, and perish together. The one attacks the liberty, as the other attacks the life, of God's vicege rent upon earth. In the slave, man is sold by another; but in the soldier, he sells himself and just as man is transformed into a beast by the one system, he is equally degraded into a brute by the other. The free action of a noble, independent human being, is forfeited equally in both cases, but with this difference as to the mode - that in the one it is done by com pulsion, and in the other with few exceptions, by voluntary barter. They are both alike the degraded offspring of a blind brute force; and the day that witnesses the death of the parent, will also witness the extinction of the soldier and the slave. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Poetry of the Magyars

Author: John Bowring

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781515042129


Page: 52

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"Poetry of the Magyars" from John Bowring. English political economist, traveller, miscellaneous writer and polyglot (1792-1872).

The Works of Jonathan Swift

Containing Interesting and Valuable Papers, Not Hitherto Published

Author: Jonathan Swift,Thomas Roscoe

Publisher: N.A


Category: English prose literature

Page: N.A

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Letters on a Regicide Peace

Author: Edmund Burke,Francis Canavan,Edward John Payne

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780865971677

Category: History

Page: 434

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Part of a three-volume set, this text presents selected work of Edmund Burke on English history and political thought. This third volume presents his "Letters on a Regicide Peace"(1795-1796). The first volume contains Burke's defence of the American colonists' complaints of British policy and includes "Thoughts on the Cause of the Present Discontents"(1770), "Speech on American Taxation"(1774), and "Speech on Conciliation"(1775). Volume Two in the set consists of Burke's "Reflections on the Revolution in France". The text includes notes and introductory essays by E. J. Payne.

Common Sense

Author: Thomas Paine

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780140390162

Category: Political Science

Page: 128

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New, Unabridged on 3 CD's; Shrinkwrapped. Narrated by George Vafiadis. The work that George Washington said helped spark the Revolutionary War.

Paper Towns

Author: John Green

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 140884818X

Category: Bildungsromans

Page: 305

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Special edition slipcase edition of John Green's Paper Towns, with pop-up paper town. From the bestselling author of The Fault in our Stars. Quentin Jacobsen has always loved Margo Roth Spiegelman, for Margo (and her adventures) are the stuff of legend at their high school. So when she one day climbs through his window and summons him on an all-night road trip of revenge he cannot help but follow. But the next day Margo doesn't come to school and a week later she is still missing. Q soon learns that there are clues in her disappearance . . . and they are for him. But as he gets deeper into the mystery - culminating in another awesome road trip across America - he becomes less sure of who and what he is looking for. Masterfully written by John Green, this is a thoughtful, insightful and hilarious coming-of-age story.


A Tragedy

Author: Joseph Addison

Publisher: N.A



Page: 51

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