The sisters of St. Gothard

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Printed at the Minerva Press for A.K. Newman and Company, 1819 - 468 pages
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Page 42 - Their idealization of the simple life and rural community was a marked and direct influence of Rousseau. It is curious and interesting to note that most of the idealized peasant communities are set in the verdure of Switzerland, a small, pastoral, traditionally independent and democratic country. The...
Page ii - ... criminals, both by God and man; but all the higher parts of rectitude, every thing that ennobles our being, and that renders us both innoxious and useful, is either not taught, or is taught in such a manner as to leave no proper impression on the mind. This is so obvious a truth, that the defects of female education have ever been a fruitful topic of declamation for the moralist; but not one of this class of writers have laid down any judicious rules for amendment.
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