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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. 1854. Excerpt: ... cry then was, 'Give us equal rights, and we shall be content,' and many of us are not too young to remember the time, when, yielding to a false and succumbing expediency, we listened so far to the voice of the deceiver as to believe its insinuations.-We took the serpent to our bosom to foster and to cherish it, in return for which it has already turned upon and stung us. But those days have passed away--they are gone. Deceit has served the turn of Rome--she requires no longer to 'speak lies in hypocrisy.' The cloak is, at length, cast off: and she stands forward with open, undisguised, and avowed intention, and boldly asserts, that the subjugation of Protestant England to her pernicious and false faith, is her end and purpose. Until the time seemed to be ripe for open and positive aggression, she condescended to offer prayers for our conversion to her tenets--she hailed with pretended thankfulness to the Giver of all good, the near approach of many from within our own walls, who, she openly avowed, were pioneers, making the way plain for her entry, whom she still encourages with soft speeches and words of winning flattery, and congratulates upon their apostasy. But, now, her open declaration is--'Supremacy.' Nothing less than the entire subjugation of this land to her dominion and authority, will satisfy her! And what are the Protestants of this land about? Are they sleeping? Are they deluding themselves with the idea, that this avowed intention of Rome is but a braggart boast--that people's minds are now much too enlightened to be enslaved by such an absurd and ridiculous thing as they are pleased to fancy Popery to be? This has been the too common feeling: this was, but a short time since, the idea entertained by multitudes, who ought to have known bett...
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