The Independent Whig, vol. 4 (1747)
The contents of vol. 4 are essays written by Gordon “during the Late Rebellion” meaning the Jacobite Rebellion of 1745. There are 32 essays.
The Independent Whig. Being a Collection of Papers All written, some of them published During the Late Rebellion (London: J. Peele, 1747). Vol. 4.
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Table of Contents
- TO THE Earl of S-------, c. c.
- THE CONTENTS.
- THE Independent Whig.
- Number I.: A View of the Romish Church, in her Heads, Theology, Canons, Miracles, and Saints; taken chiefly from her own Writers and Champions.
- Number II.: An Idea of the French Government. The Spirit of Popery, how terrible to Protestants.
- Number III.: Further Observations upon the French Government. The Excellence of our own, confess’d by French Writers.
- Number IV.: Persecution and Cruelty, Marks of Apostasy from Christianity. The Doctrine of Transubstantiation, how impious and impossible. The Inconsistency, Impotence, and Absurdity of all Popish Miracles.
- Number V.: The natural and dreadful Consequences attending the Success of the Rebellion.
- Number VI.: The Views of the Pretender not to be disguised. His Defence an Insult.
- Number VII.: The Norman Invasion, how sanguinary and fatal to England. The Invader how faithless and barbarous to Englishmen.
- Number VIII.: The curious Speech of a Fugitive Protestant - Popish - Jacobite Priest to Lewis the Well-beloved.
- Mr. KELLY, the Nonjuror, Secretary to the late Bishop Atterbury, now Envoy from the Young Pretender in Scotland to the King of France, his Speech to that Monarch.
- Number IX.: The Loyalty of Papists never to be trusted by Protestants. Religion and Liberty inevitable Sacrifices to a Popish Revolution.
- Number X.: Remarks upon the Appeal of the Pretender (young or old) to the People.
- Number XI.: Popery tried by Christianity and Reason, and proved an Enemy to both.
- Number XII.: Warning to Britons, upon the present Rebellion supported by France.
- Number XIII.: The shocking Antipathy of Popery to Common Sense and Christian Charity.
- Number XIV.: Dialogue between a Noble Convert and his late Confessor.
- Number XV.: Continuation of a Dialogue between a Noble Convert and his late Confessor.
- Number XVI.: Continuation of a Dialogue between a Noble Convert and his late Confessor.
- Number XVII.: Remainder of a Dialogue between a Noble Convert and his late Confessor.
- Number XVIII.: King James II. his disgraceful Reign. His Impotence and Cruelty. He exposes and deposes himself.
- Number XIX.: How boldly the Popish Clergy abuse their Followers, by teaching them to deny with a Curse, the most obvious Impieties of their Church.
- Number XX.: The same Subject continued.
- Number XXI.: The following Quotation is taken from one of the Political Discourses upon Sallust the Roman Historian: It is the Fourth Section of the Discourse, Of the Mutability of Government. The Passage is extremely curious, and, I think, seasonable.
- Number XXII.: The Quaker’s Advice to the young Pretender.
- Number XXIII.: The intimate Resemblance between the Popish Clergy, and those of modern Paganism in the East.
- Number XXIV.: Of the many good Sermons preached and published against the Rebellion. A Sermon of singular Tendency, by an eminent Hand: The strange Doctrines advanced, and the observable Omissions, in it.
- SECT. I.
- Number XXV.: Our National Sins no wise analogous to those of the Jews, nor meriting equal Punishment. The Rashness and Danger of ascertaining and applying Divine Judgments.
- SECT. II.
- SECT. III. The impious Behaviour of the disaffected Clergy, formerly, how liable to Divine Judgment. Their pestilent Flattery to bad Princes, their Enmity to the Best. Their enslaving Doctrine. How unfit to be Teachers; and how they advanced Irreligion.
- SECT. IV. The passionate and ridiculous Application of Divine Judgments, by visionary, selfish, and factious Spirits. It is urged for Argument where Reason is wanting.
- SECT. V. The Religion of the Multitude rarely the Effect of Examination and Inquiry, but of Accident and Habit. The mischievous Tendency of blind Belief.
- Number XXVI.: The free Use of Reason the best Cure for Bigotry, and the Violence of Enthusiasm.
- Number XXVII.: To what I have said above upon the Excesses and Unchristian Spirit of the Clergy in the Reign of King Charles I. I shall add the following Observations upon their incredible Canon, injoining an Oath to an Et Cætera.
- Number XXVIII.: Considerations upon the mischievous Tendency of Libels; chiefly public Libels.
- Number XXIX.: The Subject of Libels continued.
- Number XXX.: The Subject of Libels continued and concluded.
- Number XXXI.: The Absurdity of Jacobitism, the Impiety of Popery, and the Enthusiasm of Party.
- Number XXXII.: The Letter of Monsieur D’Argenson to Mynheer Van Hoey, and that of the Mynheer to the Duke of Newcastle, paraphrased.
- Monsieur D’Argenson’s Letter to Mynheer, or rather Monsieur, Van Hoey, in genuine English.
- A Second Letter from that uncommon Genius, Monsieur D’Argenson, to that no less uncommon Minister, Monsieur Van Hoey, directing him how to instruct and terrify the English Ministry, upon another Affair of great Moment to France.
- The incomparable Letter of that inimitable Statesman, Mynheer Van Hoey, to his Grace the Duke of Newcastle.