The Works Of Orestes A. Brownson (volume 4); Religion And Society: Religion and society.

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byOrestes Augustus Brownson

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1883. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... .with them, and they may do all things. And let them know also that if they will not make them, not only shall all humanity fare the worse, but the Judge of all the earth will do right, and will one day demand of them wherefore they have been unprofitable servants. THE PRESENT STATE OF SOCIETY.* [From the Democratic Review for July, 1S43.] Whatever the book he writes, Mr Carlyle may well adopt from Schiller for his motto, Ernst ist das Leben; for although he plays many pranks, and cuts many literary capers, which are not much to his credit, life with him is a serious affair, and he writes always with an earnest spirit, for a high, noble, and praiseworthy end. He may often offend our fastidiousness, ho may often vex or disappoint us by the vagueness or defectiveness of his views, but we can never read him without having our better feelings quickened, and getting a clearer insight into many things. We have come even to like his style,--that is, in him and for him, though by no means in and for others. It is natural, free from all literary primness and affectation, sincere, earnest, forcible, --admirably adapted to all the varieties and shades of thought, and moods of mind of the writer; responding with singular felicity to all the natural undulations of the soul; and, when read aloud, to those of the voice. This is especially true of the History of the French Revolution,--a great work, and almost the only one in our language deserving the name of history, and before which your Robertsons, Humes, Mackintoshes, and brotherhood, shrink to their proper dimensions. Carlyle is a thorough master of language. We know no writer, ancient or modern, who so clearly apprehends the deep significance of speech; or so fully comprehends the profound philosophy there is in the ordi...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1883. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... .with them, and they may do all things. And let them know also that if they will not make them, not only shall all humanity fare the ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:232 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.49 inPublished:January 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217287999

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