Superstition in all ages; a dying confession by Jean Meslier, a Roman Catholic priest, who at his death left as his "Last will and testament" this now famous manuscript as contained herein, entitled Common sense ... Tr. from the French original by Miss Anna Knoop; arranged for publication in its present form and manner with new title page and preface by Dr. L.W. de Laurence. Same to now serve as "text-book number five, for "The Congress of Ancient, Divine, Mental and Christian Masters."
|Main Author:||Holbach, Paul Henri Thiry, baron d', 1723-1789.|
|Related Names:||De Laurence, L. W. b. 1868., Knoop, Anna d. 1889., Voltaire 1694-1778., Meslier, Jean 1664-1729.|
Chicago : De Laurence, Scott & Co., 1910.
The first part, "Common sense," is a translation of "Le bon sens, ou Idées naturelles, " by Baron Holbach, also published with title: Le bon sens du curé J. Meslier. The second part, "Abstract of the Testament of John Meslier, " was first published by Voltaire in 1761. cf. Voltaire, par G. Bengesco; Le libertinage, par F. Lachèvre, v. 7, p. 227-246; Baron Holbach, by M.P. Cushing, etc.
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