The French Revolution, Volume 1
"Hippolyte Adolphe Taine (21 April 1828 ? 5 March 1893) was a French critic and historian. He was the chief theoretical influence of French naturalism, a major proponent of sociological positivism and one of the first practitioners of historicist criticism. Literary historicism as a critical movement has been said to originate with him."--Wikipedia.
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Page 50 - that shadow seem'd, F"or each seem'd either; black it stood as night, Fierce as ten furies, terrible as hell, And shook a dreadful dart ; what seem'd his head The likeness of a kingly crown had on. The monster moving onward came as fast,
Page 211 - ignorance, neglect, or contempt of the rights of man are the sole causes of public misfortune, and of the corruption of governments.
Page 124 - of that class which in America is known by the name of pettifogging lawyers, together with a host of curates and many of those persons who in all revolutions throng to the standard of change because they are not
Page 50 - With mortal sting. About her middle round A cry of hell-hounds never ceasing bark'd With wide Cerbcrean mouths full loud, and rung A hideous peal
Page 119 - in the name of their princes, every limitation of that authority seems to them desirable. Never having felt the evils of too weak an executive, the disorders to be apprehended from anarchy make as yet no impression.
Page 32 - to certain orators, who from chairs or tables harangue each his little audience ; the eagerness with which they- are heard, and the thunder of applause they receive for every