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Volney's answer to Doctor Priestley, on his pamphlet entitled, "Observations upon the increase of infidelity, with animadversions upon the writings of several modern unbelievers, and especially The ruins of Mr. Volney, with this motto; Minds of little penetration rest naturally on the surface of things. They do not like to pierce deep into them, for fear of labour and trouble; sometimes still more for fear of truth--" [One line of from Racine]

Lettre de Volney au docteur Priestley
Volney, C.-F. (Constantin-François), 1757-1820
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  • Presumably printed by Benjamin Franklin Bache, printer of the Aurora at this time.
  • Reproduction of original from Bodleian Library (Oxford).
  • Evans, 33140
  • English Short Title Catalog, W28597.