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Title: The Mormon Prophet Author: Lily Dougall Release Date: December 11, 2005 [EBook #17279] Language: English Character set encoding: ISO-8859-1 *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK THE MORMON PROPHET *** Produced by Robert Cicconetti, Josephine Paolucci and the Online Distributed Proofreading Team at http:--www.pgdp.net (This file was produced from images generously made available by the Canadian Institute for Historical Microreproductions (www.canadiana.org)) The Mormon Prophet BY LILY DOUGALL Author of The Mermaid, The Zeitgeist, The Madonna of a Day, Beggars All, Etc. TORONTO THE W.J.
GAGE COMPANY (LIMITED) 1899 COPYRIGHT, 1899, BY D.
APPLETON AND COMPANY. _All rights reserved._ PREFACE. In studying the rise of this curious sect I have discovered that certain misconceptions concerning it are deeply rooted in the minds of many of the more earnest of the well-wishers to society.
Some otherwise well-informed people hold Mormonism to be synonymous with polygamy, believe that Brigham Young was its chief prophet, and are convinced that Sun Apr 02 16:37:01 2017 2 the miseries of oppressed women and tyrannies exercised over helpless subjects of both sexes are the only themes that the religion of more than two hundred thousand people can afford.
When I have ventured in conversation to deny these somewhat fabulous notions, it has been earnestly suggested to me that to write on so false a religion in other than a polemic spirit would tend to the undermining of civilised life. In spite of these warnings, and although I know it to be a most dangerous commodity, I have ventured to offer the simple truth, as far as I have ...





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