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VOLUME IX.

FROM JANUARY 2, TO JULY 2, 1824.

The Miseries of Mankind have their roots in error and ignorance, which
can only be removed by the most free discussion.

London:

PRINTED AND PUBLISHED BY R. CARLILE, 84, FLEET

STREET. 1824.

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DEDICATION.

TO THE BIBLE SOCIETIES.

Here! my friends, read here, and see what your Bible is worth! But above all things, go on to put it into the hands of every human being; for I, who abhor it as a whole book, am convinced, that it can only generate disgust as far as it is fairly read. Before it was read, there was neither Jew, nor Christian, but thought it to have been written by a superhuman power, and for a superhuman purpose; ; but since the art of printing has been known to the people of Europe, since printed Bibles have begun to circulate among them, dreadful has been the sectarianism, which its unintelligible, contradictory, and incongruous contents have occasioned; and dreadful will that sectarianism continue to be, until all become disgusted and throw away this most mischievous of all mischievous books. Therefore, make it known to your utmost; I pray you, with the most earnest sincerity. A man cannot be an infidel to the Bible, until he has read it, until he has compared parts with parts, and words with existing things. Then and then only can he be an infidel to the Bi

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