Private Law Among The Romans, From The Pandects (volume 2)

Paperback | February 3, 2012

byJohn George Phillimore

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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. 1815. Excerpt: ... ANALYSIS OF THE WORK OF M. DE BONALD Entitled: " Primitive Legislation considered in the latter times by the light of reason alone" "Few men are bom with that particular and decided disposition towards one only object which we call talent; a blessing of nature, if favorable circumstances assist its developement, and permit the exercise of it; a real misfortune, a torment to its possessor, if it be contradicted." This passage is taken from the book we are about to examine. Nothing is more affecting than those involuntary complaints which sometimes escape from true talent. The author of Primitive Legislation, like many other celebrated writers, seems only to have received gifts from nature to feel disgust at them. Like Epictetus he has been obliged to reduce his philosophy to these two maxims jW%ou ml cmou, suffer an'd abstain. It was in the obscure cottage of a German peasant, in tbe bosom of a foreign country that he composed his Theory of Political and Religious power, a work suppressed by the Directory in France; it was in the midst of all possible privations, and menaced with the law of the proscription, that he published his Observations upon Divorce, an admirable treatise, the latter pages of which, in particular, are a model of that eloquence of thought which is so superior to the eloquence of words, and which subdues every thing, as Pascal says, by the right of power. In fine, it is at the moment when he is about to quit Paris, letters and his genius, if I may be allowed the expression, that he gives us his Primitive Legislation; Plato crowned his works by his Laws, and Lycurgus banished himself from Sparta after having established his. Unfortunately, we have not, like the Spartans, sworn to observe the laws of our new legislator. But let M. de Bon...

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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. 1815. Excerpt: ... ANALYSIS OF THE WORK OF M. DE BONALD Entitled: " Primitive Legislation considered in the latter times by the light of reason a...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:58 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217743617

ISBN - 13:9780217743617

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