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Junius Unmasked or, Thomas Paine the author of the Letters of Junius and the Declaration of Independence   By:

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Transcriber's Notes:

1. Passages in italics are surrounded by underscores .

2. Minor punctuation and spelling errors have been corrected. A detailed list, together with other notations appears at the end of this e text.

3. A Table of Contents has been added by the transcriber to aid reader navigation.

4. Footnotes have been moved to Chapter ends and assigned letters instead of symbols.

5. Direct comparisons of "Common Sense" and the "Letters of Junius," presented side by side in the original text, appear as offset indentation paragraph blocks in this e text.

6. No page numbers appear in this e text, however if reference is made to a page or passage, not otherwise titled, Note 8, Par. 22, etc., a page number in curly brackets is used to mark the place in the text, (ex. {71}, {163}).

7. The APPENDIX, published separately, has been included in this e text.

8. This book was published anonymously, however is attributed to author JOEL MOODY (1834 1914).

JUNIUS UNMASKED:

OR,

THOMAS PAINE

THE AUTHOR OF

THE LETTERS OF JUNIUS,

AND THE

DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE.

Non stat diutius nominis umbra.

WASHINGTON, D.C.: JOHN GRAY & CO., PUBLISHERS. 1872.

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1871, by

JOHN GRAY & CO.,

In the Office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington.

CONTENTS PAGE Preface 5

PART I. JUNIUS UNMASKED

Introduction 7

Method 11

Mystery 13

Statement 17

Letter To the Printer of the Public Advertiser 19

Comments on the Doctors Notes 38

Estimate of Junius, by Mr. Burke 42

Social Position 44

Junius Not a Partisan 47

A Revolutionist 55

Review of Junius 60

Common Sense 68

Style 93

Mental Characteristics 131

Review 186

PART II.

An Examination of the Declaration of Independence 201

Analysis 227

Argument 229

Style 234

Special Characteristics 242

Grand Outlines of Thomas Paines Life 279

Conclusion 320

APPENDIX 323

PREFACE.

One hundred years ago to day, Junius wrote as follows:

"The man who fairly and completely answers this argument, shall have my thanks and my applause.... Grateful as I am to the good Being whose bounty has imparted to me this reasoning intellect, whatever it is, I hold myself proportionably indebted to him from whose enlightened understanding another ray of knowledge communicates to mine. But neither should I think the most exalted faculties of the human mind a gift worthy of the Divinity, nor any assistance in the improvement of them a subject of gratitude to my fellow creatures, if I were not satisfied that really to inform the understanding corrects and enlarges the heart... Continue reading book >>




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