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A Brief History of the Rise and Progress of the Temperance Reform (Paperback) Loot Price: R258
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A Brief History of the Rise and Progress of the Temperance Reform (Paperback): T. W. Johnson
A Brief History of the Rise and Progress of the Temperance Reform (Paperback): T. W. Johnson

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A Brief History of the Rise and Progress of the Temperance Reform (Paperback)

T. W. Johnson

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1845 Excerpt: ... A CONDENSED HISTORY OP THE CAUSES AND EVENTS OF THE X. "Why should we be the Saxon's prey? Are we not men--strong, fearless men--Men fashioned of the self-same clay As those that swarm the despot's den Have we not sinews, limbs, as they? Have we not souls too, souls as free--Souls that amidst the battle fray Would blench not more than those who sway With such proud power our destiny Shall we forever wipe the dust From off the feet of those who ask That we should in them place our trust, Then doom us to eternal task? They tithe the fruits that bounteous Heaven To unremitting toil hath given; They tithe our worship to our God, Yea every grass-blade of the sod Seems pointed with a tax, to feed The, creatures battening on our need They'd tax the sunshine if they could--The balmy rains--the common air--And then turn round in sneering mood, And taunt us in our last despair." The history of Revolutions can furnish no parallel to the cruelty exercised by the British government towards the people of Ireland. Her history from its earliest connection with the English down to the present time, has been a category of the grossest wrongs, bloodshed, cruelty and oppression. No people perhaps ever suffered more at the hands of a rival or usurping power. Every act which cupidity and tyranny could invent to keep the inhabitants of that distracted Island in subjection, has been put in requisition--the civil and religious divisions and prejudices, and superstitions, and dissensions of the Irish people, have been fostered and widened and inflamed, for the very purpose of perpetuating their bonds. Naturally brave, generous and enterprising, inheriting all the germs of Republicanism--her oppressors knew right well the danger to be feared from intelligence, union, and a knowle...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: T. W. Johnson
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 30
ISBN-13: 978-1-151-69090-6
Barcode: 9781151690906
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-151-69090-2

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