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" Government by kings was first introduced into the world by the heathens, from whom the children of Israel copied the custom. It was the most prosperous invention the devil ever set on foot for the promotion of idolatry. "
Founding Faith: Providence, Politics, and the Birth of Religious Freedom in ... - Page 45
by Steven Waldman - 2008 - 304 pages
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The Scots Magazine, Volume 38

English literature - 1776
...them, which vanifhes away when we come to the hiftory of Jewifli royalty. Government by kings was firft introduced into the world by the Heathens, from whom the children of Ifrael copied the cuftom. It was the moft profperou» invention the devil ever fet on foot for the...
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Des émigrés français: ou, Réponse a M. de Lally-Tolendal

Jean-Jacques Leuliette - Electronic book - 1797 - 193 pages
...ont enchéri sur cette extravagance, «n rendant les honneurs divins à leurs rois vivans. Government by kings was first introduced into the world by the heathens, from whom the children of Israël copied the custom. It was the most prosperous invention the devil ever set on foot for the...
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A Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High ..., Volume 11

Thomas Bayly Howell - Trials - 1817
...refer) containing the following passages : (Pamphlet, intituled Common Sense, p. 12.) " Government by kings was first introduced into the world by the...devil ever set on foot for the promotion of idolatry. The heathens paid divine honoirrs to their deceased kings, and the christian world hath improved on...
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The Political Writings of Thomas Paine: Secretary to the Committee ..., Volume 1

Thomas Paine - Political science - 1824
...happiness or of misery to mankind. Government by kings was first introduced into the world by the heathen, from whom the children of Israel copied the custom. It was the most prosperous invention that ever was set on foot for the promotion of idolatry. The heathen paid divine honors to their deceased...
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The political works of Thomas Paine

Thomas Paine - Political science - 1826 - 425 pages
...something in them, which vanish «t away when we come to the history of Jewish royalty. Government by kings was first introduced into the world by the...custom. It was the most prosperous invention the devil everset on foot for the promotion of idolatry. The heathens paid divine honors to their deceased kings,...
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The Political Works of Thomas Paine: Secretary for Foreign Affairs to the ...

Thomas Paine - Political science - 1826 - 425 pages
...something in them, which vanishes away when we come to the history of Jewish royalty. • Government by kings was first introduced- into the world by the...custom. It was the most prosperous invention the devil everset on foot for the promotion of idolatry. The heathens paid divine honors to their deceased kings,...
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The Political Text Book: Comprising a View of the Origin and Objects of ...

William Carpenter - Great Britain - 1833 - 248 pages
...government, and, proceeding from thence, insecurity of person and property. — Paley. I > Government by kings was first introduced into the world by the...devil ever set on foot for the promotion of idolatry. The heathens paid divine honours to their deceased kings, and the Christian world hath improved on...
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The Political Writings of Thomas Paine: To which is Prefixed a ..., Volume 1

Thomas Paine - Political science - 1835
...a happy something in them, which vanishes when we come to the history of Jewish royalty. Government by kings was first introduced into the World by the...copied the custom. It was the most prosperous invention that was ever set on foot for the promotion of Idolatry. The heathen paid divine honours to their deceased...
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History of the American Revolution: With a Summary Review of the ..., Volume 1

John Lendrum - United States - 1836 - 377 pages
...the Almighty hath entered his protest against monarchical government. That the institution of kings was the most prosperous invention the devil ever set on foot, for the promotion of idolatry. Kings were placed in such a light, as tended not only to destroy all attachment to them, but, to make...
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History of the American Revolution: With a Summary Review of the ..., Volume 1

John Lendrum - United States - 1836 - 377 pages
...the Almighty hath entered his protest against monarchical government. That the institution of kings was the most prosperous invention the devil ever set on foot, for the prorfrotion of idolatry. Kings were placed in such a light, as tended not only to destroy all attachment...
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