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ENGLISH LIBERTIES, OR THE FREE-BORN SUBJECT’S INHERITANCE BY HENRY CARE

Publication Date: 1721

Fifth Edition, First American Edition. It is likely that Benjamin Franklin worked on this edition as it was printed during the time he was an apprentice to his brother James. "The Preface to this first American edition promises that " The reader will here see, at one view, the many Struggles which the People of this Nation have had to rescue their almost oppressed Liberties and Religion From the servile Bondage to which some of our Princes, prompted by Ambition, and fond of Arbitrary Sway, or bigotted with a false Zeal for a superstitious Worship, have endeavour'd to subject both the one and other ; and what Degrees we have secured to our selves the Enjoyment of both."" " The author warns, "when Liberty is once gone, even Life it self grows insipid, and loses all its Relish."" #1338

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