Item #39807 THE BRITISH TOCSIN; OR, PROOFS OF NATIONAL RUIN. Daniel Isaac Eaton.

THE BRITISH TOCSIN; OR, PROOFS OF NATIONAL RUIN.

London: Printed and Sold by Daniel Isaac Eaton, Printer and Bookseller to the Supreme Majesty of the People, at the Cock and Swine, 1795. Modern plain wrappers and stitching. 54pp. Light browning, Very Good.

The publisher, Daniel Eaton, was a persistent challenger of British efforts to curtail speech critical of the Crown and government. He had been arrested and acquitted for publishing Paine's 'Rights of Man," and then for publishing a comparison of the King of England to a Game Cock.
This pamphlet's thesis is that "Britain is on the brink of ruin. . . Corruption and distress, walking hand in hand through the country; and war eternally compleating the triumvirate of despotism. . . That government is near its end, when having once depended upon the free temper of the people, they endeavor to reign by their own extent of power." The author writes "on the extravagance of the present reign" and its corrupting effects. He predicts "commercial bankruptcy! a national famine! and an unavoidable Revolution!"
OCLC 221410570 [4- Columbia, Baylor, two in England] as of January 2024. Item #39807

Price: $450.00

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