The Eclectic Review Volume 7-8

The Eclectic Review Volume 7-8

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1832 edition. Excerpt: ...of the taste to the exercises of devotion and the conscientious discharge of the more private and less exciting duties of religion. In pursuance of the plan which he had formed, Mr. Bruen spent the winter of 1817, and the spring of the following year, in a tour through part of France, Switzerland, Italy, the Tyrol, part of Germany and of Holland. His letters written during this period, present to us many very lively and interesting sketches of the manners, habits, and appearance of the ople, as well as the general features of the countries through w ich he passed. He seems to have kept a prett full journal of his adventures and feelings, the substance of w ich he afterwards published under the title of " Essays, Descriptive and Moral, of Scenes in Italy and France. By an American." The chief excellence of this volume, his Biogra her remarks, is, that it gives us a moral view of Italy. 'Others have described palaces and pageants, churches ' and ceremonies: Mr. Bruen's aim is, to describe the efi'ects of ' despotism and Popish superstition on the national character, the ' private morals, and the spiritual interests of the people.' A work that should occupy this field in all its wide and momentous extent, has long been wanting among our works of travels in Modern Italy; and as tending in some degree to supply the desideralum-, the " Essays " of Mr. Bruen may be regarded as valuable contributions, which an individual of more extensive observation, and of a more highly philosophic cast of mind, might advantageously employ as materials in constructing such a work. From the copious extracts which are given by his Biographer, we select the following remarks on St. Petcr's, as a more

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  • Paperback | 494 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 25mm | 875g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236886623
  • 9781236886620