Domestic Anecdotes Of The French Nation, During The Last Thirty Years; Indicative Of The French Revolution by Isaac DisraeliDomestic Anecdotes Of The French Nation, During The Last Thirty Years; Indicative Of The French Revolution by Isaac Disraeli

Domestic Anecdotes Of The French Nation, During The Last Thirty Years; Indicative Of The French…

byIsaac Disraeli

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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. 1794. Excerpt: ... HE higher class of the French Clergy regarded themselves as the first order in the state. Its honours and privileges were gradu-cjer ally usurped. In a work entitled " Interesting private/! Reflections on the Claims of the Clergy of jj" in th« forming the first Body in the State." Our ingenious writer proved, that as their docrines, instructions, and employments, were all analogous to a future state, they formed a society purely spiritual; that they should not meddle with temporal things; and that like their chief, they should take for their motto, "My kingdom is not in this world." Our 3 author author wrote in a popular manner; he was ingenious, and anathematised. From the year 1750 to the present hour, the clergy complain of a sect of philosophers whom they distinguish by the epithet of modern i and which, forty years ago, they observed, were insensibly gaining ground among the people, and conveying light to the dullest eyes. The two last monarchs of France were favourably disposed towards the clergy; Louis XV. was weak and fearful; too pusillanimous to be a fanatic, too superstitious to be enlightened, equally incapable of religious fervour, and that intrepid policy necessary to shake off the yoke of priesthood. The religious orders were indeed so notoriously infamous, that almost every one (except the learned Benedictines) was distinguished by some dishonourable epithet or qualification. Passingover those which would offend modesty, such expressions as these were common--To 1 drink drink like a Cordelier--As sinking as a Captichin--As gluttonous as a Bernardin-and thechar: omelets of the Celejlines, were a favourite dish. Boileau has placed the residence of lazy effeminacy in the monastery of Citeaux; and Gresset imagined the palace of sleep at t...

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Title:Domestic Anecdotes Of The French Nation, During The Last Thirty Years; Indicative Of The French…Format:PaperbackDimensions:72 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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