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London Pub. Fe612794 by W. Sharp N's Charles Street Midd; Hosp?

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LIFE

OF

THOMAS PAINE,

AUTHOR OF

COMMON SENSE, RIGHTS OF MAN, AGE OF REASON,

LETTER TO THE ADDRESSERS, &c. &c.

BY

THOMAS CLIO RICKMAN.

To counteract foul SLANDER's lies,
And vindicate the good, and wise,

Has been my only aim ;
If skilless I've perform’d my part,
The error lies not with my HeART,

My HEAD 's alone to blame.

London:

PRINTED AND PUBLISHED BY THOMAS CLIO RICKMAN,

UPPER MARY-LE-BONE STREET;

AND TO BE HAD OF ALL BOOKSELLERS.

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DEDICATION.

Celestial TRUTH! the guider of his pen

Whose Life I sketch, to the e devoted solely
I dedicate my work; for who ’mongst men

Merits pre-eminence so pure, and holy?

O Thou! whose light enlarges every day,

May on the world thy full effulgence beam;
SO PUBLIC RECTITUDE shall make its way,

SO PRIVATE Virtue be no idle dream.

ORDER and BEAUTY follow in thy train,

And taste and HAPPINESS await on THBB;
Lift un tl vaiee alond and

182. RICKMAN, Thomas Clio. The Life of Thomas Paine, author of Common sense,

Rights of Man, Age of Reason, Letter to the Addressers, &c, &c. London, 1819.
Pp. xv, [i], 277, (vii), Portrait, original boards uncut.
Sabin 71242, who stresses the likeness of Paine as reflected in the portrait.

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