Arrows of Freethought

Cover image for

Download


Published: 1882
Language: English
Wordcount: 39,739 / 121 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 56.8
LoC Category: B
Downloads: 1,935
Added to site: 2009.10.07
mnybks.net#: 25483
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Philosophy, Religion
Excerpt

ecame a tradition, which the editors of illustrated religious papers and the writers of fraudulent "Death-Bed Scenes" did their best to perpetuate. In such hands the labor of posthumous vilification might have remained without greatly troubling those who feel an interest in Thomas Paine's honor through gratitude for his work. The lowest scavengers of literature, who purvey religious offal to the dregs of orthodoxy, were better employed thus than in a reverse way, since their praise is so very much more dishonorable and appalling than their blame. But when other literary workmen of loftier repute descend to the level of these, and help them in their villainous task, it becomes advisable that some one who honors the memory of the man thus aspersed should interpose, and attempt that vindication which he can no longer make for himself.

In reviewing Mr. Edward Smith's "Life of Cobbett," our principal literary paper, the Athenæum, in its number for January 11th, went out of its way to defame Paine's ch

(Promote your book here)

Featured Books

Cover image for Arrows of Freethought by George William Foote - Free eBook

Nano Contestant

Episode 1: Whatever It Takes
Leif Sterling

Fans of the Hunger Games and Sci-Fi Thrillers will... Read more

Cover image for Arrows of Freethought by George William Foote - Free eBook

Prophecy's Queen

An Epic Fantasy: Prequel to The Triadine Saga
Timothy Bond

"Readers compare him to David Eddings and Brandon... Read more

Cover image for Arrows of Freethought by George William Foote - Free eBook

The Eden Plague

Plague Wars Series Book 0
David VanDyke

Spend time inside a good book today! A Kindle Book... Read more

Cover image for Arrows of Freethought by George William Foote - Free eBook

The Piano Girl

Part One of the Counterfeit Princess Series
Sherri Schoenborn Murray

She plays from memory. Her memories.

T... Read more

Cover image for Arrows of Freethought by George William Foote - Free eBook

Hollywood Assassin

A Hollywood Alphabet Series Thriller
M.Z. Kelly

HOLLYWOOD ASSASSIN: A Hollywood Alphabet Series... Read more

Cover image for Arrows of Freethought by George William Foote - Free eBook

Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter

Nikki Jefford

If there is one thing eighteen-year-old Aurora... Read more

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Help ManyBooks by sharing this page!

See it as donating a moment of your social media time, every little thing help us improve and stay online.

Featured Books

Cover image for Arrows of Freethought by George William Foote - Free eBook

Nano Contestant

Episode 1: Whatever It Takes
Leif Sterling

Fans of the Hunger Games and Sci-Fi Thrillers will... Read more

Cover image for Arrows of Freethought by George William Foote - Free eBook

Prophecy's Queen

An Epic Fantasy: Prequel to The Triadine Saga
Timothy Bond

"Readers compare him to David Eddings and Brandon... Read more

Cover image for Arrows of Freethought by George William Foote - Free eBook

The Eden Plague

Plague Wars Series Book 0
David VanDyke

Spend time inside a good book today! A Kindle Book... Read more

Cover image for Arrows of Freethought by George William Foote - Free eBook

The Piano Girl

Part One of the Counterfeit Princess Series
Sherri Schoenborn Murray

She plays from memory. Her memories.

T... Read more

Cover image for Arrows of Freethought by George William Foote - Free eBook

Hollywood Assassin

A Hollywood Alphabet Series Thriller
M.Z. Kelly

HOLLYWOOD ASSASSIN: A Hollywood Alphabet Series... Read more

Cover image for Arrows of Freethought by George William Foote - Free eBook

Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter

Nikki Jefford

If there is one thing eighteen-year-old Aurora... Read more

(Promote your book here)