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Franco-Gallia

Or, An Account of the Ancient Free State of France, and Most Other Parts of Europe, Before the Loss of Their Liberties

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Author: Francis Hotoman
Published: 1721
Language: English
Wordcount: 52,744 / 177 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 49.3
LoC Category: D
Downloads: 255
Added to site: 2006.03.02
mnybks.net#: 13019
Genre: History
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e against Licentiousness.

I profess my self to have always been a Member of the Church of England and am for supporting it in all its Honours, Privileges and Revenues: but as a Christian and a Whig, I must have Charity for those that differ from me in religious Opinions, whether Pagans, Turks, Jews, Papists, Quakers, Socinians, Presbyterians, or others. I look upon Bigotry to have always been the very Bane of human Society, and the Offspring of Interest and Ignorance, which has occasion'd most of the great Mischiefs that have afflicted Mankind. We ought no more to expect to be all of one Opinion, as to the Worship of the Deity, than to be all of one Colour or Stature. To stretch or narrow any Man's Conscience to the Standard of our own, is no less a Piece of Cruelty than that of Procrustes the Tyrant of Attica, who used to fit his Gue

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