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Translated via the Hon. Robert Clifford. The final volumes are dated 1798.

London : published for the writer, by means of T. Burton and Co., and bought through E. Booker, 1797-98. 4v. ; eight°

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Had the chiefs or adepts ever any other view, than that of eftablifhing their pretended empire of philofophy or their reign of reafon, on that felf-fame liberty and equality applied to revelation and the myfteries, in perpetual oppofition to Chrift taire againft Chriftianity and his church ? Did not Voltaire hate the church and its paftors, becaufe they oppofed that liberty and equality applied to our belief ; becaufe nothing wasyô contemptible and fo mijerable in his eyes, as to fee one man have recourfe to another in matters of faith, or to ajk what he ought to believe* Reafotiy liberty and philofophy were as conftantly in the mouths of Voltaire and D'Alembert, as a means of overthrowing Revelation and the Gofpel ; as they arc at this day in the mouths of the Jacobins.

1760. the whole of their correfpondence. t See and the Jaeo- THE ANTICHRISTIAN CONSPIRACY. \ on the ruins of the temple, the Ja- haveeredled the idol of their reafon, their will they have fulfilled ; any other widi, any other oath, than that fworn by Voltaire and his adepts. When the Jacobins (hall apply the axe to the foundations of the temples whether Proteftant or Catholic, or in fine of any fedt acknowledging the God of the Chriftians ; will they have more widely extended theit fy Items of de(tru£lion, than Voltaire confpiring againft cobins liberty fliall or their philofophy the altars of London or Geneva, equally as againft thofe of Rome ?

Leave when ** ular error. *< ing and fallen back to childhood^ the infipid tafk of verfifying the Imitation of Chrijl ; and whatever you *' to the great Corneille^ doat- We may give us, let it be your own. "* Even in his firft letters there appears, with the ridiculous pride of a pedantic king, all the vcrfatility and Frederick denies, when hypocrify of a Sophifter. ;}: form a are free, precifely becaufe we idea of freedom. § In another, man is all matter ; though one can hardly form a more confufed idea, than that of matter thinking, free or arguing, though it were with Frederick's own vcrfatility.

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