New PDF release: Acolytes

By Nikki Giovanni

A set of 80 all new poems, Acolytes is quite Nikki Giovanni, yet diversified. no longer softened, yet extra encouraged by way of love, occasion, stories or even nostalgia. She goals her intimate and sparing phrases at friends and family, the deaths of heroes and buddies, favourite nutrients and sweet, nature, libraries, and theatre. yet in among, the deep and edgy sense of right and wrong that has outlined her for many years shines via whilst she writes approximately Rosa Parks, typhoon Katrina, and Emmett Till's disappearance, leaving doubtless that Nikki has now not traded one process for an additional, yet easily made room for either.

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If, by the same Word they mean the Legislature, we desire no more. Be that as it will, we of this Kingdom believe the Church of Ireland to be the National Church, and the only one established by Law, and are willing, by the same Law, to give a Toleration to Dissenters. But if once we repeal our Sacramental Test, and grant a Toleration, or suspend the Execution of the Penal Laws, I do not see how we can be said to have any Established Church remaining; or rather why there will not be as many Established Churches as there are sects of Dissenters.

I shall only say, that the scandalous Liberty those Wretches take, would hardly be allowed, if it were not mingled with Opinions that some Men would be glad to advance. Besides, how insipid so ever those Papers are, they seem to be levelled to the Understandings of a great Number. They are grown a necessary Part in Coffee-house Furniture, and some Time or other may happen to be read by Customers of all Ranks, for Curiosity or Amusement; because they lie always in the Way. 6 I now come to answer the other Part of your Letter, and shall give you my Opinion freely about repealing the Sacramental Test; only, whereas you desire my Thoughts as a Friend, and not as I am a Member of Parliament, I must assure you they are exactly the same in both Capacities.

We are told, the Popish Interest is here so formidable; that all Hands should be joined to keep it under; that the only Names of Distinctions among us, ought to be those of Protestant and Papist; and that this Expedient is the only Means to unite all Protestants upon one common Bottom. All which is nothing but Misrepresentation and Mistake. If we were under any real Fear of the Papists in this Kingdom, it would be hard to think us so stupid, as not to be equally apprehensive with others, since we are likely to be the greatest, and more immediate Sufferers; but on the contrary, we look upon them to be altogether as inconsiderable as the Women and Children.

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