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UNFETTERED THINKER AND PLAIN SPEAKER FOR
TRUTH, FREEDOM, AND PROGRESS.
"AND though all the winds of doctrine were let loose to play upon the earth,
so Truth be in the field, we do injuriously to misdoubt her strength. Let her and
AND PUBLISHED BY
JAMES WATSON, 3, QUEEN'S HEAD PASSAGE
"Twas Christmas Eve'-24. A Call to the
W. MOY THOMAS.
Sonnet to Spenser-120. Song from Burger
People-56. The Three Voices-72. The Cry-168. Lucifer: a fragment—469.
of the Unemployed-104. The Kingliest Crown
Truth is growing'-40.
The Time shall
LETTERS-To the Young Men of the Work- 4. The Miracles (Second Discourse)-185, 201, ing Classes-1, 81, 129, 209. To the Lord Harry
219, 237, 253, 269, 284.
of Exeter-5, 66, 177. To Lord Nugent-17. 5. The Transfiguration of Jesus-300, 316, 333. To Lord Dudley Stuart-33. To Earl Talbot-65. 6. The Passion, Crucifixion, &c.-345, 363, 381. CRITICAL EXEGESIS OF GOSPEL HISTORY:- 7. The Resurrection and Ascension-397, 413, 1. The Birth and Childhood of Jesus-8, 25, 41. 2. The Baptism and Temptation of Jesus-57, 37, 89.
3. The Miracles (First Discourse)-105, 121, 137, 153, 169.
425, 441, 457.476.
ORATIONS:-The Life and Genius of Sir Isaac Newton-271, 233, 249. The Age of Chivalry 265, 281. Moral and Political Lessons of Gulliver's Travels'-297, 313, 329.
SAMUEL M. KYDD.
Letter on Mental Culture-3. Pen and Ink Sketches of Life-67, 99. The Ten Hours' Act Good 178. State of the Nation-419. Louis Napoleon-449. Mercantile Philosophy-466.
THOMAS COOPER (CONTINUED). The Times' putting on its Spectacles-18. Probable Whig Tactics for 1850-49. Resolution of Whiggery to take its ease-97. News: The Organisation of Labour commenced in London-98. Education and Sabbath Observance-145. Doing Nothing the Season for MisThe People's Duty regarding National Educhief-161. What the Poor think in France- cation-194. The Crisis at hand, in France243. Arguments and Purposes of the Sunday 322. Reflections on the 79th Birth-day of Robert Sabbatarians-257. Of what Use is St. Paul's Owen-370. Power of the Working Classes, and Cathedral ?-275. The only Help for Working their Duty in reference to Association-418. Men-305. The Type of the Principle of Order'-321. The Working Man's Question-417. Testimony to the Value of Mesmerism-60. Philosophy of Mesmerism-225. A Reminiscence of Wordsworth-291, 324. Notes which they who run may Read-117, 133, 196, 307. Notes of Travel and Talk-387, 438, 454, 467. Farewell Words-471. Matters which are noteworthy at the Present Time-472.
A Political Lesson from the Vasty Deep-83. An Argument for Universal Suffrage-115. Unity of Sentiment in Authors-132. The Church really in danger-193. The Church and her Grievances-213. Friends of 'Order' in France: Who are They?-241. The 'Quarterly,' M. Guizot, and Democracy-244. The Educationists and the Religionists-289. Episcopal hostility to Secular Education-337. The Lords, and their New House-369, The Value of Leisure-372. Lamartine on Socialism-385. A Word about Sunday Observance-401. The Golden Prize406. What's the Use of a House of Lords ?-433.
The Demon of Despotism-356, 377, 393, 409.
France; The Chaos of ' Order'-50. The Duty of the Hour-353.
Thoughts Suggested by the Birth of a Child361. What can we Do?-403. A Country Walk -444.
Signs of Progress-113.
Labour and Capital: Association-273.
Principle and Expediency-148.
C. F. NICHOLLS.
Thoughts on Progress-435.
From Walter Cooper-21. Samuel M. Kydd -22. Thomas Shorter-36, 69. John Vickers -35. Friend of the People- 37. C. F. Nicholls -52. James Benny-52. An Operative-58. E. Wilson-53. W. Middleton-53. W. Whitmore-53. James M'Donald-69. J. Black-69.
T. T. Campbell-101. W. Peplow-149. E.Medley-163. T. E. B.-181. J. H. Nodall-230. Times'-230. Alpha Beta-292. D. C. (on the word Proletarian)--294. Omicron-310. One of the People in the Potteries-342. E.J. Turner374. J. Clark-374. J. Holmes-451. Dr. Smiles -470
Lælius: Mons. Guizot; or Democracy, Oli- | Mazzini's Letter on French Intervention at garchy, and Monarchy'-45. Langford, Harris, Rome'-140. Uxbridge Spirit of Freedom'and Latham: Thoughts from the Inner Circle' 140. Lott's One Hundred Sonnets'- 140, -63. Jones's 'Spirit; or a Dream in the Wood- Parker's 'Discourse of Matters pertaining to lands'-63. Lamartine's 'French Revolution of Religion'-171, 188, 206. King's 'Lays of a Lees' Poems'-237. 1848-76. Leicester Working Men's Essays on Struggling Heart'-205. Labour, &c-91. Emery's Essays on Education Spencer Hall's Life and Death in Ireland' and the Causes of Crime-108. Staffordshire 303, 287. Adam's Peace Lyrics'-319. Potteries' Working Man's Journal'-109. Lei- Cheltenham Artizan's Social Reform'-436. cester, Nottingham, and Leeds Periodicals-126. Macansh's 'Social Curse; or Intemperance' Martineau's Eastern Life'-109, 126, 142, 158. -437.
Isaac Barrow-23. W. Savage Landor-39. | -215. Dr. Parr-247. John Locke-231,279. Dr. Johnson-55. Lawrence Sterne-71. James D. Hume-295. Paley-311. Lord Bacon-327. Burgh-87. Thomas Carlyle-103, 119. Ralph Thos, Paine-343. Edm. Burke-359. Jeremy W. Emerson-135, 151. Owen Felltham-167. Bentham-375. Milton-391. ZimmermanWm. Godwin-183. Ben Jonson-199. Shelley 423. Thos, Cogan-439. Joseph Addison-455.
OR, UNFETTERED THINKER AND PLAIN SPEAKER FOR TRUTH, FREEDOM, AND PROGRESS.
"AND though all the winds of doctrine were let loose to play upon the earth, so Truth be in the field, we do injuriously to misdoubt her strength. Let her and Falsehood grapple! Who ever knew Truth put to the worse, in a free and open encounter?"-Milton's Areopagitica.
No. L-Vol. I.
FOR THE WEEK ENDING SATURDAY, JANUARY 5, 1850. [Price One Penny.
MEN OF THE FUTURE, If any new proof had been wanting, in addition to the many recorded by history, that the freedom which the intellectual Few can win, the unintellectual Many may easily lose, this proof has been given us in the events of the year just closed. The unintellectual Many elevated Louis Napoleon to the Presidency, and France became a Republic only in name; hence followed the overthrow of Italian liberty; noble Hungary was left helpless, while her despotic and barbarous foe took fresh courage-deriving also his fatal advantage from treachery; and the prospect of European freedom which opened so brilliantly upon us in 1848, was blighted. Should not this sad catastrophe of struggles so hopefully begun, teach us, more than ever, to labour earnestly for the increase of intelligence in our own fatherland-in order, first, that the demand for the franchise may be more speedily successful, by its being the universal demand of an intelligent people-and, then, that the franchise when won, may be preserved unimpaired, by its being wisely exercised? I know that many a young and earnest mind will give an affirmative response to this question.
What, then, can we do, in this year 1850, towards laying a sure and enduring foundation for our great enterprize the enlightenment and enfranchisement of ALL? The old Mechanics' Institutes, it is confessed by their best and worthiest supporters, have failed to accomplish their purpose: the political associations of the Working Classes have become almost lifeless. Is it the time to attempt the formation of a PROGRESS UNION, that shall combine efforts for the spread of intelligence with an united struggle for the franchise, and for the general amelioration of our political and social condition? Such a union, it seems to me, (but, by many you reflecting upon it, the thought may be improved) might be created by
1. Societies should be formed, having Mutual Instruction and Discussion Classes, Libraries, and weekly lectures: their rules should be free of all restriction as to the subjects of discourse or debate, or the character of the books or papers purchased; above all, their quarterly, monthly, or weekly