Lectures of Col. R.G. Ingersoll, vol 2

Lectures of Col. R.G. Ingersoll, vol 2

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Lectures of Col. R.G. Ingersoll, vol 2 by Robert Green Ingersoll

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Lectures of Col. R.G. Ingersoll, vol 2

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. The revolution would have been the grandest success of the world. The truth is that Paine was too conservative to suit the leaders of the French revolution. They, to a great extent, were carried away by hatred and a desire to destroy. They had suffered so long, they had borne so much, that it was impossible for them to be moderate in the hour of victory.

Besides all this, the French people had been so robbed by the government, so degraded by the church, that they were not fit material with which to construct a republic. Many of the leaders longed to establish a beneficent and just government, but the people asked for revenge. Paine was filled with a real love for mankind. His philanthropy was boundless. He wished to destroy monarchy--not the monarch. He voted for the destruction of tyranny, and against the death of the tyrant. He wished to establish a government on a new basis--one that would forget the past; one that would give privileges to none, and protection to all.

In the assembly, where

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