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Book THE FIRST.— The Power and Magnificence of the
British Empire, with reference to the feudal age.
Book THE SECOND.-General Condition of the British
People in past ages, their Burdens and Sufferings.
BOOK THE THIRD.—The Present Condition of the British
People, and the Burdens which Oppress them.
Book THE FOURTH.—The same subject continued, includ
ing a short reply to “The Fame and Glory of Eng-
Book THE FIFTH.–Some Glances at the Suffering and
Crime, the Ignorance and Degradation caused by
A brief glance at the contents of these yolumes will best explain the author's design.
BOOK THE FIRST.—Embraces a view of the Power and Magnificence of the British Empire, with illustrations of the spirit of the feudal and of the modern age.
BOOK THE SECOND.— The General Condition of the mass of the British People in past ages—their burdens and sufferings, during centuries of unrelieved oppression. · BOOK THE THIRD.—The injustice—the wrongs -the oppressive laws and cruel enactments under which the majority of the British People are now struggling
BOOK THE FOURTH.-A continuation of the same subject, containing a reply to a recent publication entitled, “ The Fame and Glory of England Vindicated,” by an anonymous libeller of the democratic institutions of the country, writing over the signature of “Libertas.”
BOOKS THE FIFTH AND SIXTH.—The sufferings and crime, the ignorance and degradation, which have been caused by these oppressive and unparalleled burdens laid upon the people.
BOOK THE SEVENTH,-Glances at the woes and the struggles of Ireland, under the tyrannical power of England, and her only hope of relief.
BOOK THE EIGHTH.—The feelings of the people in view of the deep injustice they have so long suffered, and their determination to endure their slavery no longer.
BOOK THE NINTH.—The opposition of the aristocracy to the liberties of the people, and their determination still to keep them in subjection.
BOOK THE TENTH.—The progress of the Democratic Principle throughout the world, and especially in Great Britain.
BOOK THE ELEVENTH.—The final issue of this conflict-Reform or Revolution.
In illustrating and proving these separate points, I have paid no regard to the criticism which might be made that the work contains too many extracts, for it is absolutely necessary to appeal frequently to unimpeached authorities to defend the statements I have made. In my former work I entirely omitted, or only slightly referred to the subjects I have here discussed at length.
The general favour with which that work was received, I attributed to its defence of that Democratic Principle on which our Institutions are founded, and which recognizes man’s right everywhere to freedom and self government. Works defending this great principle cannot be popular except in a nation, where the altars of freedom are thronged with true hearted worshippers.
Some may object that I have dwelt entirely on the dark portions of the picture, and hence have not rendered England justice, or given a correct view of her in her state of blended good and evil. I am not insensible to the greatness or the virtues of England, but these are now entirely overshadowed by the great and growing evils that present themselves to the eye on every side, and which are alone to be consulted by him who would know what awaits that haughty and cruel government.
England is every day becoming an object of greater interest. Morally and politically she occupies the centre of the earth. In her fate is involved the fate of many other nations. When she changes the world will change. Her history