Edinburgh: Printed for and sold by J. Dickson. London, Sold by G. Nicol, Pall-Mall, 1793. 78, [1- Contents] [1 blank] pp. Stitched, untrimmed, uncut. Contemporary ownership signature of John Ballantine. Very Good.
"A reply to Paine's 'Rights of man'." [ESTC] A Scottish clergyman who taught church history at Edinburgh University angrily denounces Thomas Paine's "inveterate hostility to Britain."
"To our great surprise and mortification, we are now told that we have been mistaken all along; that we are, and always have been, miserable and oppressed, though this was kept a secret; that we have no privileges (excepting, perhaps, the privilege of reviling our rulers, and of promoting sedition); that there is no such thing in Britain as a constitution at all... These most unexpected articles of intelligence have been brought to this country by Thomas Paine." This second edition appeared in the same year as the first.
SECOND EDITION. ESTC N10903. Sabin 59081. Item #35965