The Museum of Foreign Literature, Science, and Art Volume 16

The Museum of Foreign Literature, Science, and Art Volume 16

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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. 1830 edition. Excerpt: ...across the channel. It would be only offensive to the delicacy ofthe En lish mind, for us to enter into the results. ut the perversion of manners in the higher circles since the peace, is notorious; and we know where to look for the principal cause.. Abroad, the habit and acquirements of this brood of diplomatists are proverbially puppyish, idle, and offensive. If the traveller has any difficulty to encounter, let him not 0 to one of the English attaches---the Royal umbertroop of ambassadorship. He will find the young oflicial either too busy with his friseur or his guitar, or pulling on his boots to visit his favourite Countess of Bocca-grande; or immersed in writing a billet-doux to the more favourite Duquesa di Trema.-mondo; or be received with a sneer, and, after lingering for his answer and his passport a wee, be consigned to a valet, who consigns him to the consul, or his own banker---the luckiest thing that can happen to him after all. The whole tribe of this coxcombr must be swept away like chaff. The Lord redericks and Lord Alphonsos--the whole elite of that incomparable casts of younger brotherhood, should be cashiered, or sent back to school, and their place supplied with the educated and manly young men, who are so easily to be found in the middle classes ofEnglish life. Mr. Peele's palpable and mean neglect of the rising ability of our colleges ought to be exchanged for a zealous cultivation of the vigorous minds that are there hourly risin into life, and from whom the true and only e cient ministers and ambassadors are to be formed. The foundation once laid in solid scholarhip and manly English feeling, a few years' residence abroad in the subordinate stations of di plomacy, would qualify those young men for...show more

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  • Paperback | 552 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 28mm | 975g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236877276
  • 9781236877277