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Continental Monthly, Vol. 4, No 3, September 1863

Devoted to Literature and National Policy

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1863
Language: English
Wordcount: 80,868 / 236 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 38.8
LoC Categories: AP, JA
Downloads: 526
Added to site: 2008.12.12
mnybks.net#: 22843
Genre: Periodical
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ges, which had stirred the souls, animated the imaginations, and quickened the desires of the best and noblest of the race from its birth till now, were at last to find a resistless voice, a limitless scope, an unrepressed expansion, on a new and magnificent theatre. For freedom is of no time, nor clime, nor color, nor sect, nor nationality. She is the primal gift of God to his intelligent creatures, and is the kingly dower of every human soul. She was not born with the Puritans, nor did she die with them. In no age or land, among no sect or people, has she been without her priesthood, her altar, her ritual, her heart worship. Nor is she to blame for the wrongs and atrocities committed in her name. The ideas and principles the Puritans were ordained to carry out and embody in a great political structure were of the noblest, rarest, most enduring and beneficent; the faults that marred the beauty and consistency of their own character, were the exaggerations of their virtues, and arose from the frailty and inst

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