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cannot, in truth and justice, denominate them by any other terms; and as to the latter, being satisfied that the charge of deception and falsehood in the pretended adherence to the Archbishop's Translation, is founded in fact, I hold myself bound to make it good; and shall for this purpose, more particularly bring before the reader's view the language and the conduct of the Editors in reference to this subject.
TO THE PUBLIC.
A new edition of the Political Works of Thomas Paine is offered to the Public by R. Carlile. This edition is got up in a very superior manner to any thing of the kind that has hitherto appeared in England. It contains many pieces that were never before published in this country, and the whole is exempt from any of Mr. Paine's Theological or Deistical Writings, which for the present may be better confined to a separate volume. This edition of the Political Works comprises two thick volumes, each containing about 600 pages, on a fine paper cold-pressed. A new and well executed portrait has been obtained solely for this edition, and a Memoir of the Author is prefixed. To the admirers of Mr. Paine's Political Writings, this edition will be found a valuable collection, such as they have never seen before. The peculiar situation of the Publisher, and the determined attempt of the Government to pursue Mrs. Carlile to a prison, has induced him to put the price of Two Pounds on this edition, and he pledges himself that it will be found better worth that price than the former, edition was worth One. To the labouring classes who cannot afford a direct purchase, it is recommended that they form clubs similar to the various clubs for wearing apparel, &c., and thus obtain a copy. One occasion of so high a price is, that the Publisher has been at a great expence in getting the additional articles, the portrait, &c. and in having been under the necessity, from his situation, of preparing the whole edition by an advance of ready money, of which he stands in need of a speedy return.
The following is a List of all the Pieces of Mr. Paine's writing, that have been published by R. CARLILE, should any Individual be able to add to the Collection, any Article will be thankfully received, or any Agreement entered into, if required.
Petition to the Board of Excise. London, July 3, 1766.
To Dr. Goldsmith, London, December 21, 1772.
Introduction to the First Number of the Pennsylvania Magazine. Philadelphia, January 24, 1775.
The Utility of Magazines evinced. Philadelphia, 1775.
A Mathematical Question proposed. Philadelphia, 1775.
A Description of a New Electrical Machine, with Remarks. Philadelphia, Jan. 10, 1775.
Useful and Entertaining Ulints. Philadelphia, February 10, 1775. New Anecdotes of Alexander the Great. Philadelphia, 1775. Reflections on the Life and Death of Lord Clive. Philadelphia, 1775.
Cupid and Hymen. Philadelphia, 1775.
Common Sense; with an Address to the Quakers.
The Crisis; 15 Numbers, from Dec. 23, 1776, to Dec. 9, 1783. Philadelphia.
Public Good, being an Examination of the Claim of Virginia to the vacant Western Territory. Philadelphia 1780.
To the Abbe Raynal. Philadelphia, August, 1782.
To General Washington. Borden Town, Sept. 7, 1782.
Dissertations on Government, the Affairs of the Bank and Paper Money. Philadelphia, February 18, 1786.
Prospects on the Rubicon; published 1793, by Ridgway, under the Title of Prospects on the War, or Paper Currency.
August 20, 1787.
To a Friend in Philadelphia. Paris, March 16, 1789.
To Sir George Staunton, Bart. Rotherham, Yorkshire, May 25,
Rights of Man.
Part I. London, March 13, 1791.
To the Authors of the Republican. Paris, 1791.
To the Abbe Syeyes. Paris, July 8, 1791.
Address and Declaration. London. August 20, 1791.
To Mr. Jordan. London, Feb. 16, 1792.
London, February, 1792.
Preface to General Lee's Memoirs.
To the People of France. Paris, September 25, 1792.
To the Attorney General on the Prosecution against the Second Part of Rights of Man, Letter II. Paris, November 11, 1792.
On the Propriety of bringing Louis XVI. to Trial. Paris, Nov. 20, 1792.
Speech on the Respite of Louis. Paris, 1792.
Reasons for preserving the Life of Louis Capet, delivered to the National Convention. Paris, January 23, 1793.
Age of Reason, Part I.
Dissertation on the First
Paris, January, 1793.
Principles of Government. Paris, 1795.
Speech on the Constitution. Paris, July 7, 1795.
Age of Reason, Part II.
Paris, October, 1795.
Decline and Fall of the English System of Finance. Paris, April 8, 1796.
Agrarian Justice opposed to Agrarian Law. Paris, 1796. (Imperfect).
To George Washington. Paris, August 3, 1796.
To the Hon. Thomas Erskine on the Prosecution of Williams. Paris, 1797.
Discourse to the Theophilanthropists. Paris, 1797.
To Camille Jourdan, on Priests, Public Worship, and Bells. Paris, 1797. (Imperfect).
To the People and Armies of France on the Events of the 18th Fructidor. Paris, 1797. (Imperfect).
To the Council of Five Hundred. Paris.
To Forgetfulness. Paris. (Imperfect).
To the Citizens of the United States. Washington, 1802-3.
To Samuel Adams. Washington, January 1, 1803.
To Thomas Clio Rickman. New York, March 8, 1803.
Of the Construction of Iron Bridges. Bordentown, June 13, 1803.
To a Friend. New Rochelle, July 9, 1804.
On the Old and New Testament.
Of Cain and Abel.
On Deism and the Writings of Thomas Paine.
On the Missionary Society.
On the Sabbath-day of Connecticut.
To the French Inhabitants of Louisiana. September 22, 1804.
To the Citizens of Pennsylvania, on the Proposal for calling a Convention. New York, August, 1805.
To a Gentleman at New York. New Rochelle, March 20, 1806. Anecdote of Lord Malmsbury, when Minister at Paris. New Rochelle, April 26, 1806.
The Cause of the Yellow Fever.
New York, June 27, 1806.
New York, October 11, 1806.
A Challenge to the Federalists. New York, October 17, 1806.
The Emissary Cullen. New York, October 28, 1806,
Communication on Cullen. New York, November 5, 1806. Federalists beginning to Reform. New York, November 10, 1806. To a Friend to Peace. New York, November 13, 1806.
Notifications respecting the Impostor Cullen. New York, November 19, 1806.
Remarks on the Political and Military Affairs of Europe. New York, December 14, 1806.
Of the English Navy. New York, January 7, 1807.
Remarks on Governor Lewis's Speech. New York, Feb. 23, 1807. Of Gun-boats. New York, March 11, 1807.
Remarks on a string of Resolutions. New York, April 3, 1807. On the Emissary Cullen. New York, April 8, 1807.
Examinations of the Prophecies, commonly called the Third Part of the Age of Reason. New York, 1807.
Three Letters to Morgan Lewis. New York, April 14, 21, & 23, 1807.
Anecdote of James Monroe and Rufus King. New York.
Of the Comparative Powers and Expence of Ships of War, and Gun-boats. New York, July 21, 1807.
On the Question, Will there be War? New York, Aug. 14, 1807. Royal Pedigree.
Reply to Cheetham. New York, August 21, 1807.
Extract of a Letter to Dr. Michell. New York, August, 1807. Cheetham and his Tory Paper. New York, September 25, 1807.
Note to Cheetham. New York, October 27, 1807.
The Emissary Cheetham. New York, January 7, 1808.
To Congress, New York, February 14, 1808.
To the Honourable the Speaker of the House of Representatives. New York, March 7, 1808.
Essay on the Origin of Freemasonry, posthumous. New York, 1810. Extract of a Reply to the Bishop of Landaff, posthumous. New York, 1810.
The Farmer's Dog.
Song on the Death of General Wolfe.
The Snow-drop and Critic.
The Tale of the Monk and Jew versified.
Account of the burning of Bachelor's Hall.
Verses on War.
Song to the Tune of Rule Britannia.
Lines from "The Castle in the Air," to "The Little Corner of the World."
Epigram on a Long-nosed Friend.
Lines occasioned by the question-" What is Love?"
On the British Constitution.
Story of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram.
A Commentary on the Eastern Wise Men.
MISCELLANEOUS LETTERS AND ESSAYS ON VARIOUS SUBJECTS; to which are added, upwards of Thirty Pieces never before published in this Country. Price 5s.
APPENDIX to the THEOLOGICAL WORKS of the above Author; containing Eight Pieces never before published in this Country. Price 6d.
The LIFE OF THOMAS PAINE; written purposely to bind with his Writings. By RICHARD CARLILE. Price 6d.
"Unless either philosophers bear rule in states, or those who are called kings and potentates learn to philosophize justly and properly, and thus both civil power and philosophy are united in the same person, it appears to me that there can be no cessation to calamities, either to states or to the whole human race." So said Plato-and so says common sense; but fools and knaves, in our day, denounce philosophers as a disgrace to the people over whom they preside!
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