The History of the Devil

As Well Ancient as Modern: In Two Parts

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Author: Daniel Defoe
Published: 1726
Language: English
Wordcount: 130,279 / 374 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 17.3
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 2,315
Added to site: 2010.01.24
mnybks.net#: 26426
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Satire
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spending one drop of blood for.

This religious Bubble was certainly of Satan, who, as he craftily drew them in, so like a true Devil he left them in the lurch when they came there, fac'd about to the Saracens, animated the immortal Saladin against them, and manag'd so dexterously that he left the bones of about thirteen or fourteen hundred thousand Christians there as a trophy of his infernal politicks; and after the christian world had run a la santa terra, or in English a saunt'ring, about a hundred year, he dropt it to play another game less foolish, but ten times wickeder than that which went before it, namely, turning the crusadoes of the Christians one against another; and, as Hudibras said in another case,

"Made them fight like mad or drunk "For dame religion as for punk.

Of this you have a compleat account in the history of the Popes decrees against the Count de Thoulouse, and the <

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