The Dolphin

The Dolphin

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ...Pere Chocarne felt himself strangely drawn to the missionary life in the United States. Although the son of an ardent imperialist, he had been captivated by the fascinating stories of Chateaubriand, the memories of Rochambeau and I-afayette, and the reports of the progress Catholicity was making under the banner of political liberty in an atmosphere of religious toleration. Thus there developed in his character, together with habits of self-discipline, a spirit of independence and a love of liberty which steadily fostered his already enthusiastic admiration for republican institutions. The opportunity of laboring in the United States, where he might be brought into closer contact with the cherished ideals of his youth, presented itself as the result of a difference with his temporary superior, Pere Jandel, which had originated during the lifetime of Iacordaire. It was in the vigor of his manhood, when his receptive faculties had attained that ripeness which allows judgment to exert its mellowing influence, that he reached America. He has given us his impressions in a series of articles which appeared in the Corrcspondant over the signature of " Pierre Duval." They are charming in style and warm with the glow of his admiration for the all-pervading freedom in America, which was in such striking contrast with slavish conservatism on the one hand, and the reckless lawlessness styled liberty on the other hand, that he had witnessed during his sojourn in France, Italy, and Austria. In New York he soon became the friend of Brownson and of Father Hecker, two men whom he greatly admired, although he was of too independent a nature to accept the philosophical creeds of either, so far as they represented any distinct school of religious more

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  • Paperback | 156 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 290g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236558456
  • 9781236558459