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Tyranipocrit Discovered


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One of the best‐written of the radical pamphlets of the Commonwealth, published anonymously in Rotterdam, 1649. The writer attacks the ‘White Devil’ of hypocrisy, which cloaks tyrannical power, idleness, and greed with Christian piety, finding it yet more pernicious than the ‘Black Devil’ of undisguised oppression, or the petty crimes of the poor. It is an eloquent plea for equality.

Subjects: Literature.


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