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Excerpt from The Newgate Monthly Magazine, Vol. 1In the perusal of the following pages, the reader must not expect to find a display of literary excellence. He is requested to consider the circumstances under which the work was commenced, and toMoreExcerpt from The Newgate Monthly Magazine, Vol. 1In the perusal of the following pages, the reader must not expect to find a display of literary excellence. He is requested to consider the circumstances under which the work was commenced, and to make the consequent allowances. Useful ideas, dressed in language of easy comprehension, may be expected without any danger of disappointment.The work was started as a medium for the honest and unreserved expression of opinion on all speculative subjects. How far its pages have been productive to this desirable end, each reader must judge for himself. To all intelligent and liberal minds, the value of such a medium must be fully apparent. The fact of an unshackled press being in operation, however little ability there might be embarked to direct its progress, speaks volumes in the cause of freedom- and the brightening prospect must be a source of heartfelt satisfaction to every friend to the happiness of his species.To the despotic few who would tyrannize over the minds of their fellow-men, the following pages will, or ought, to prove an instructive lesson.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.