Excerpt from Doubts Concerning the Battle of Bunker's Hill: Addressed to the Christian Public Man is naturally a credulous being. The bump of marvellousness is so fully developed in this race of ours, that the great mass of mankind are prepared to believe any story, which has a degree of mystery connected with it; and especially if the tale has come down from ancient times, - the hero of the story be particularly igrant or vicious, - or the scene is laid in a distant part of the world. Hence the most popular fortune-tellers are those whose word would t be taken on any ordinary subject; and those who are thought to kw the most of the future invisible world, are, for the most part, those who have the least kwledge of this. It is a striking fact in relation to belief, that the object of belief must be a little extraordinary. And it matters t for what the person or event is distinguished, provided it be something out of the usual course. I kw I shall be met with the declaration, that man is a combative being, and that what is advanced or believed by one, will be assailed by ather, and hence error is sure to be put down. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.