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Satires and Profanities

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Satires and Profanities by James Thomson is a collection of thought-provoking and controversial essays that challenge conventional beliefs and societal norms. Thomson's writing is sharp and incisive, offering a critique of various aspects of society including religion, politics, and morality.

The essays in this collection are divided into two parts, with the first focusing on satirical commentary on contemporary issues, while the second delves into more provocative and blasphemous subjects. Thomson's bold and unapologetic approach is sure to spark debate and discussion among readers.

While some may find Thomson's views offensive or extreme, there is no denying his talent for crafting intelligent and thought-provoking arguments. Satires and Profanities is a compelling and challenging read that will leave readers questioning their own beliefs and assumptions.

Overall, Satires and Profanities is a provocative and engaging collection that offers a unique perspective on the world we live in. Whether you agree or disagree with Thomson's views, this book is sure to leave a lasting impression.

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"Believing as I do that James Thomson is, since Shelley, the most brilliant genius who has wielded a pen in the service of Freethought, I take a natural pride and pleasure in rescuing the following articles from burial in the great mausoleum of the periodical press. There will doubtless be a diversity of opinion as to their value. One critic, for instance, has called “The Story of a Famous Old Jewish Firm” a witless squib; but, on the other hand, the late Professor Clifford considered it a piece of exquisite mordant satire worthy of Swift. Such differences are inevitable from the very nature of the subject. Satire, more than any other form of composition, rouses antipathy where it does not command applause; and the greater the satire, the more intense are the feelings it excites." (G. W. Foote in his Preface)

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