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THE

MANUAL OF LIBERTY:

K

03

TESTIMONIES

IN BEHALF OF THE

RIGHTS OF MANKIND ;

SELECTED FROM TH)

BEST AUTHORITIES, IN PROSE AND VERSE,

AND

METHODICALLY ARRANGED.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR 1. D. SYMONDS, NO. 20, PATERNOSTER ROW.

1795

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PREFACE.

TIE present is the age of political speculation ; new and old systems of government are now at issue. The partisans of both are guilty of considerable error in the mode of conducting their respective causes: the defenders of the old systems are stubbornly bent upon not relaxing in the slightest particular, but rather upon winding up every spring of established prejudice and power to its utmost extent; the defenders of the new, if they be not too large in their demands, at least are much too impatient in their hopes of a change. It is necessary for · the welfare of both that both should come nearer to each other. The favourers of establishments should be willing, were it only for their own safcty, to favour a gradual and moderate improvement, and the pleaders for innovation should be satisfied, provided they kept their great olject contincaily in view,

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