Mistakes Of Ingersoll On Thomas Paine; As Shown By E.p. Goodwin, D.d., Wm. M. Blackburn, D.d…

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byJames Baird Mcclure

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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.1880 Excerpt: ... COL. INGERSOLL'S LECTURE OK THOMAS PAINE. Delivered in Central Music Hall, Chicago, January 29, 1880. (From the Chicago Times, Verbatim EeportJ Ladies And Gentlemen: It so happened that the first speech--the very first public speech I ever made--I took occasion to defend the memory of Thomas Paine. I did it because I had read a little something of the history of my country. I did it because I felt indebted to him for the liberty I then enjoyed--and whatever religion maybe true, ingratitude is the blackest of crimes. And whether there is any God or not, in every star that shines, gratitude is a virtue. The man who will tell the truth about the dead is a good man, and for one, about this man, I intend to tell just as near the truth as I can. Most history consists in giving the details of things that never hap.4 pened--most bio»raphy is usually the lie coming from the mouth of flattery, or the slander coming from the lips of malice, and whoever attacks the religion of a country will, in his turn, be attacked. Whoever attacks a superstition will find that superstition defended by all the meanness of ingenuity. Whoever attacks a superstition will find that there is still one weapon left in the arsenal of Jehovah--slander. I was reading, on yesterday, a poem called the 'Light of Asia," and I read in that how a Boodh seeing a tigress penching of thirst, with her mouth upon the dry stone of a stream, with her two cubs sucking at her dry and empty dugs, this Boodh took pity upon this wild and famishing beast, and, throwing from himself the yellow robe of his order, and steppitfg naked before this tigress, said: "Here is meat for you and for your cubs." In one moment the crooked daggers of her claws ran riot in his flesh, and in another he was devoured. Such, du...

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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.1880 Excerpt: ... COL. INGERSOLL'S LECTURE OK THOMAS PAINE. Delivered in Central Music Hall, Chicago, January 29, 1880. (From the Chicago Times, V...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:February 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217236901

ISBN - 13:9780217236904

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