His Life and His Art

His Life and His Art

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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. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ...to our national prestige as the mutilation of Alsace-Lorraine. Nor was he less concerned for the internal situation in France. He never lost an opportunity of preaching concord. On the eve of the elections of 1887, in which he himself had no personal interest, he had drawn up a programme which he recommended to those around him: " At this decisive moment, we must take a lofty standpoint, and suppress all party and sectarian feeling. It is our privilege to affirm, in the ears of a listening nation, our love for a generous, liberal and enlightened Republic, which extends her protecting arms both to right and left, affording equal support to all who respect her, and desire to serve her loyally. The logic of facts, properly understood, must unite the whole nation in a common desire, the desire of establishing this beneficent Republic, a Government which should guard all liberties, forward all progress, place duty before privilege; which should oppose fanaticism of all kinds, and that furious intolerance, which, under the name of free thought, seeks to fetter thought; which should guarantee liberty of conscience, the only safeguard of man's dignity; which should patronise no special form of worship, but, at the same time, should not permit the State, because it is of no religion itself, to interfere with the practice of those who wish to observe theirs. No more distrust, no more hatred. The hour has come when we should call upon all good men and true to come forward from the four quarters of the land." 0 He never became either senator or deputy. Setting aside all idea of duty, he would' have been pleased to hold such office. He was by no means indifferent to honours, distinctions, responsibilities. In the days of Michelangelo...show more

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  • Paperback | 60 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236871839
  • 9781236871831