The Saturday Review of Politics, Literature, Science, Art, and Finance Volume 5

The Saturday Review of Politics, Literature, Science, Art, and Finance Volume 5

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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. 1858 edition. Excerpt: ... organized Continental conspiracy against freedom of thought and action succeed in every item of its enterprise? Vhy, in a few generations, should not a society, educated by priests and disciplined by prefects, be schooled into forgetting its fathers, and merging their glorious aspirations in the base love of material gain or the coarse appetite of conquest and dominion'! Why should not the very memory of liberty perish out of the world, as it did in the days of the Roman Empire? Everybody who has read history may discern that the great, if not the only reason, why the debasement of the human mind should not be carried to any conceivable length, is the existence of the two free communities which skirt the coasts of the Atlantic. While two such countries as England and the United States keep alive ideas which are fatal to the servitude of body and soul, civil and spiritual despotism can never be a permanent condition of Vestern civilization. M. VEUILLOT has always shown himself perfectly well aware of this 3 and as his theories, more consistent than the indistinct visions of the Prince who patronizes him, do really contemplate the permanent mental and bodily subjugation of the human race, he fastens on England with the tenacious gripe of utter hatred. While Legitimists, Qrleanists, Bonapartists, and Republicans have all had intervals of civility, if not of tenderness, towards England, M. VEUILLOT has consistently reviled the immemorial patroness of heresy and revolution. There are, as we have said, many persons in France who like to read him--but believing him is another matter. Unfortunately, this distinguished publicist has the mania of prophecy, and has employed the language of Isarsn and Ezsnlsr. to predict our instant ruin at...show more

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  • Paperback | 1072 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 53mm | 1,869g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123675557X
  • 9781236755575