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TRUTH, FREEDOM, AND PROGRESS.
“And though all the winds of doctrine were let loose to play upon the earth,
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CON TE-N TS.
W. MOY THOMAS. 'Twas Christmas Eve'-24. A Call to the
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
THOMAS COOPER. -120. A Lay of Love-136. This World is • Truth is growing'—40. • The Time shall full of Beauty—216. •No jewelled Beauty is come’–40. Spring—280. my Love'-248. · Press on, press on !'-.264.
F. TURNBULL. • There's no dearth of Kindness' - 296. The
Sonnet to Spenser—7. A Winter Dream Famine-smitten-344. • Sweet Smile on the
(Hereward)—184. cheek of thy Home-358. Song of the Red
Hints-89. A Night Thought-136.
GEO. HOOPER (EUGENE). • Oh, give us Rest!'- 88.
The Wish re
The Hopes of ’48—24. To little Lelia E.-56. paired — 137. “Oh, never doubt of Man !152. Sonnet to Kossuth-198. Sonnet to
WM. WHITMORE. Mazzini-198. Helen-232. The Poet's Heri
To Mazzini and Kossuth---56. Shakspere's tage-264. Stanzas for the Times—296. The Birth-day in the Future-328, Tale of Love, 312, Ode of Horace translated
S. M. KYDD.
The Red Indian-57.
A Moorland Carol--104.
The Mountain Glen–440.
THOS. BELL. licns'-345. A Summer invitation-424. Song Blue Bell and Primrose-120. -468.
The True Sabbath-408.
To Kenilworth Castle-312.
HOMO. Sonnet to Spring—280. Sonnet on Beauty A Lay of Free Thought-344. -296. To Poverty—312.
A POWER-LOOM WEAVER.
Toil, Brothers, toil !—152.
SHELDON CHADWICK, Castle-263. Rienzi—264.
LETTERS :—To the Young Men of the Work- 1 4. The Miracles (Second Discourse)—185, 20), 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, 38).
CRITICAL EXEGESIS OF GOSPEL HISTORY:-7. The Resurrection and Ascension-397, 413, 1. The Birth and Childhood of Jesus-8, , 41. 425, 441, 457, 476. 2. The Baptism and Temptation of Jesus-57, ORATIONS:- The Life and Genius of Sir Isaac 37, 89.
Newton- 271, 233, 249. The Age of Chivalry 3. The Miracles (First Discourse)-105, 121, —265, 281. Moral and Political Lessons of 137, 153, 169.
Gulliver's Travels --297, 313, 329.
THOMAS COOPER (CONTINUED).
SAMUEL M. KYDD. The Times' putting on its Spectacles-18. Letter on Mental Culture-3. Pen and Ink Probable Whig Tactics for 1850—49. Resolu- Skctches of Life-67, 99. The Ten Hours' Act tion of Whiggery to take its ease-97. Good -178. State of the Nation—419. Louis NapoNews: The Organisation of Labour commenced leon—449. Mercantile Philosophy_466. in London-98. Education and Sabbath Obser
THOMAS SHORTER. vance-145. Doing Nothing the Season for Mischief–161. What the Poor think in France - cation--194. The Crisis at hand, in France
The People's Duty regarding National Edu243. 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. Phi- The Demon of Despotism—356, 377, 393, 409.
Reminiscences of Ebenezer Elliott--339, 354, losophy of Mesmerism-225. A Reminiscence of Wordsworth-291, 324. Notes which they
The Philosopy of Death-427. who run may Read--117, 133, 196, 307. Notes
GEORGE HOOPER. of Travel and Talk-387, 438, 454, 467. Fare
France; The Chaos of Order'-50.
The well Words-471. Matters which are note Duty of the Hour-353. worthy at the Present Time-472. FRANK GRANT.
Thoughts Suggested by the Birth of a ChildA Political Lesson from the Vasty Deep-83. 361. What can we Do?–403. A Country Walk An Argument for Universal Suffrage-115. Unity
-444. of Sentiment in Authors—132. The Church
GE0. TWEDDELL. really in danger - 193. The Church and her Marriage Sketches-84. Grievances—213. Friends of Order' in France:
GERALD MASSEY Who are They ?—241. The Quarterly,' M. Gui
Signs of Progress-113. zot, and Democracy–244. The Educationists and
ALEXANDER BELL. the Religionists -- 289. Episcopal hostility to Secular Education-337. The Lords, and their
Labour and Capital: Association-273. New House-369, The Value of Leisure-372.
LEGO. Lamartine on Socialism-385. A Word about Principle and Expediency-148, Sunday Observance-401. The Golden Prize
C. F. NICHOLLS. 406. What's the Use of a House of Lords ?-433. Thoughts on Progress-435.
Correspondence. From Walter Cooper-21. Samuel M. Kydd , T.T. Campbell --101. W. Peplow-149. E.Med-22. Thomas Shorter-36, 69. John Vickers ley-163. T. E. B.-181. J. H. Nodall—230. -35. Friend of the People - 37. C.F. Nicholls Times'--230. Alpha Beta-292. D. C. (on the -52. James Benny_52. An Operative–58. word Proletarian --294. Omicron-310. One of E. Wilson-53. W. Middleton-53. W. Whit- the People in the Potteries-342. E.J. Turnermore-53. James M‘Donald-69. J.Black-69. 374. J. Clark-374. J. Holmes-451. Dr.Smiles
Reviews. 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 1848'—76. Leicester Working Men's Essays on Struggling Heart’-205. Lees' Poems'—237. 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-]26. Macansh's · Social Curse; or Intemperance' Martineau's Eastern Life'--109, 126, 142, 158. -437.
Thinkings. 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 con--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. Zimmerman Wm. 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. 1.—Vol. I.]
FOR THE WEEK ENDING SATURDAY, JANUARY 5, 1850. [Price One Penny.
TO THE YOUNG MEN OF THE WORKING CLASSES.
LETTER I. NEW SERIES.
And sorrow o'er their time and labour lost.?:-Old Play.
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 of you reflecting upon it, the thought may be improved) might be created by these means :
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