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D. Appleton, 1854 - Russia - 499 pages
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Page 505 - We have not the least doubt that if Addison had written a novel on an extensive plan, it would have been superior to any that we possess. As it is, he is entitled to be considered not only as the greatest of the English essayists, but as the forerunner of the great English novelists.
Page 501 - Condition of the People compared with that of their race in the United States — Schools — Condition of Slaves on board of the Slave Vessels — Capture of the Slave Barque Pons — Affair with the Natives near Palmas— Cruise of the
Page 47 - ... of Reaumur, in order that the walls might dry more quickly. Thus, in entering and leaving this abode of death, destined to become, by virtue of their sacrifice, the abode of vanity, magnificence, and pleasure, these miserable beings would have to endure a difference of 50 to 60 degrees of temperature.
Page 503 - M. Cousin Is the greatest philosopher of France."— Sir William Hamilton. * A writer, whose pointed periods have touched the chords of modern society, and thrilled through the minds of thousands in almost every quarter of the civilized world.
Page 503 - II. COURSE OF THE HISTORY OF MODERN PHILOSOPHY. By M. VICTOR COUSIN. Translated by 0. W. Wight.
Page 503 - PHILOSOPHY OF SIR WILLIAM HAMILTON, BART., Professor of Logic and Metaphysics in Edinburgh University. Arranged and edited by 0. W. WIGHT, Translator of Cousin's "History of Modern Philosophy.
Page 505 - It is praise enough to say of a writer that, in a high department of literature, in which many eminent writers have distinguished themselves, he has had no equal; and this may with strict justice be said of Addison.
Page 128 - I have been a representative sovereign,* and the world knows what it has cost me to have been unwilling to submit to the exigencies of this infamous government. To buy votes, to corrupt consciences, to seduce some in order to deceive others ; all these means I disdained, as degrading those who obey as much as those who command, and I have dearly paid the penalty of my straightforwardness ; but, God be praised, I have done for ever with this detestable political machine.
Page 289 - Kremlin are a chain of mountains. This citadel, reared on the confines of Europe and Asia, is, as compared with ordinary ramparts, what the Alps are to our hills: the Kremlin is the Mont Blanc of fortresses. If the giant that is called the Russian Empire had a heart, I should say that the Kremlin was the heart of the monster; but, as it is, I would call it the head. I wish I could give an idea of this mighty pile of stones, reared step by step into the heavens...
Page 50 - ... achievement, not a single protestation is raised from one end of this immense empire to the other against the orgies of absolute power. People and government are here in unison. That a man brought up in the idolatry of self, a man revered as omnipotent by sixty millions of men (or at least of...

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