The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 53
Filled with a Real Love for Mankind
Filled with a Real Love for Mankind.
His philanthropy was boundless. He wished to destroy monarchy—not the monarch. He voted for the destruction of tyranny, and against the death of the tyrant. He wished to establish a government on a new basis—one that would forget the past, one that would give privileges to none, and protection to all.
In the Assembly, where all were demanding the execution of the king,—where to differ with the majority was to be suspected, and where to be suspected was almost certain death—Thomas Paine bad the courage, the goodness, and the justice to vote against death. To vote against the execution of the king was