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We live in an age which boasts much of intellectual
light and liberal principles; and this is more especially the
boast of Americans; yet this maniac madness of the spirit
of war still continues to prevail, even in this far famed land
of liberty. But when we see the conscientious advocates of
peace claiming the free exercise and enjoyment of their re-
ligious rights and privileges, to which they are justly enti-
tled by the gift of Heaven, and the free institutions of their
country, and humbly urging their honest claims for an ex-
emption from the barbarous laws of war, yet urging in vain
against the hostile decrees of the spirit of war, we are
prompted to ask, where we shall find the boasted freedom,
liberality and religious toleration of our land ? and we are
driven to the sad conclusion, that (at least with regard to
the advocates of peace) this precious boon is but the sound-
ing boast, and not the substantial enjoyment of our country.

CONTENTS.

Page.
Introduction,

5
Part I.
Wars before the Flood,......
Wars after the Flood,

12
The kingdom of Egypt..

14
The Assyrian Empire,.

18
The Babylonian Empire,.. 21
A few Reflections,

25
The Persian Empire,

28
The Grecian Empire,.

30
The City of Tyre,..

32
The City of Carthage,

33
The Roman Empire,..

34
The Saracen Empire,

38
Empire of the Tartars,. 39
The Turkish Empire, ..

40
Recapitulation,...

42
PART II.
The Principles of War delu-
siye,...

47
The Israelites,

51
King David and his Success-
ors,

56
King Solomon,

57

Page.
Rehoboam,

59
Asa,..

60
Jehoshaphat,

62
Jehoram,

64
Amaziah,
Uzziah,

66
Ahaz,
Hezekiah,

68
Mannaseh,.....

70
Josiah,

71
Remarks upon the history of
the Jews,...

72
Alexander the Great,

74
Pontius Pilate, ..

78
Caius Caligula,.

79
War between the Jews and
Romans,

81

PART III.
Peace essential to Christianity, 86
The Chinese Empire,.... 89
Numa Pompilius,..

91
Antoninus Pius,

93
William Penn,

95
The Loo-Choo Islanders, 103
Remarks

upon

the preceding,. 107
Conclusion, .

110

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