Religious Pamphlets

Paperback | February 9, 2012

byPercy Dearmer

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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.1898 Excerpt: ... PREFATORY NOTE TO 'THE PAMPHLET LIBRARY' The object of The Pamphlet Library is to set before readers who are interested in the literary and constitutional history of our country the text of those pamphlets or tractates which, besides possessing the only saving qualities of distinction and style, have also exercised a striking influence upon the current of events. At present five volumes are in contemplation, dealing respectively with pamphlets of political, literary, religious, and dramatic significance, and the editors who have undertaken them have regulated their choice primarily by two considerations. Each pamphlet, it has been held, should have high literary qualities, and should also mark a distinct change or development of taste or standpoint. Unfortunately, the pamphleteer of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries was not always as brief as he was effective, and the restrictions of space have obliged the omission of some polemical articles which might possibly have been included with advantage. It is hoped, however, that by meami of excerpt and footnote no pamphlet of the fimt importance has been altogether neglects!; and the editors of the various volumes explain in their introductions the reason and the limit of their selections. Concerning the value of the Pamphlet and the expediency of its recension, I)r Johnson himself mill be found discounting with pregnancy and wit in Mr Ernest Rhys a collection of 1 Jtcrary Pamphlets, and his «trenuotis sentences are more thnn sufficient argument in favour of the present enterprise. For, indeed. Reform is the child of Controversy, and the most effectual arrows in the quiver of Controversy are those of a country's Press. Before the day of the clamouring newspaper, the Pamphlet was the leader of popular ...

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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.1898 Excerpt: ... PREFATORY NOTE TO 'THE PAMPHLET LIBRARY' The object of The Pamphlet Library is to set before readers who are interested in the l...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:76 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.16 inPublished:February 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217253504

ISBN - 13:9780217253505

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