Translation of an extract from a late publication, intituled, Les Ruines, by M. De Volney, Member of the late Constitutive National Assembly of France, and author of "Travels in Syria and Egypt"
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- One pennyworth of pig's meat or, Lessons for the swinish multitude. Collected by the poor man's advocate, in the course of his reading for more than twenty years. Intended to promote among the labouring part of mankind proper ideas of their situation, of their importance, and of their rights And to convince them that their forlorn condition has not been entirely overlooked and forgotten, nor their just cause unpleaded, neither by their maker not by the best and most enlightened of men in all ages
This article in Pig's meat, vol. 1 (1793), p. 69-73 is an identical reprint from the pamphlet 'An appeal to the inhabitants of Birmingham', published under the pseudonym John Nott. The translation is anonymous. The article comprises chapter 15 of Volney's The Ruins, in which the people confronts the priests and the civil governors in order to emancipate itself from their rule. The fragment is introduced by these lines: 'This book is supposed to be written on the Ruins of Palmyra, where a Spectre, or Genius, appears to the Author, and after taking him up into the Heavens, shews him below, our Hemisphere: accounts for past, and foretels many future Revolutions; after which the work thus proceeds'. It is followed by a radical comment elaborating on the anticlerical and egalitarian themes.