Switzerland: or, A journal of a tour and residence in that country, in the years 1817, 1818 and 1819: followed by an historical sketch on the manners and customs of ancient and modern Helvetia ...

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الصفحة 400 - ... people*. The efforts of some public-spirited and enlightened citizens, such as de Luc among the representans, and de Saussure among the negatifs, to restore cordiality, proved ineffectual. The latter intended to reform the system of public education instituted by Calvin, and introduce it in the study of modern sciences ; but his project, received with enthusiasm by a certain class, was treated with derision by another, as having mere popularity for its object. He only succeeded in establishing...
الصفحة 395 - C'est de Rousseau le digne et noir palais. Là se tapit ce sombre énergumène, Cet ennemi de la nature humaine. Pétri d'orgueil et dévoré de fiel ; Il fuit le monde, et craint de voir le ciel : Et cependant, sa triste et vilaine âme Du dieu d'amour a ressenti la flamme ; Il a trouvé, pour charmer son ennui, Une beauté digne en effet de lui : C'était Caron amoureux de Mégère.
الصفحة 396 - L'ingratitude est son premier mérite. Par grandeur d'âme il hait ses bienfaiteurs. Versez sur lui les plus nobles faveurs , II frémira qu'un homme ait la puissance; La volonté, la coupable impudence De l'avilir en lui faisant du bien. Il tient beaucoup du naturel d'un chien; II jappe et fuit, et mord qui le caresse.
الصفحة 32 - Italy, and the adjacent provinces,... " very faint vestiges of the Roman policy, jurisprudence, arts and " literature, remained. New forms of government, new laws, new " manners, new dresses, new languages, and new names of men " and countries, were everywhere introduced.
الصفحة 51 - The king or general who led them to conquest, continuing still to be the head of the colony, had, of course, the largest portion allotted to him. Having thus acquired the means of rewarding past services, as well as of gaining...
الصفحة 336 - ... prince, whose interference he was endeavouring to obtain in the affairs of Geneva, by setting him against Calvin. Gruet was tried for this crime, condemned, and beheaded. Early in life, Calvin had published a book, much celebrated in its day, on Predestination and Divine Providence ; the doctrine of which he maintained throughout his life, while acting in direct opposition to it — that is, asserting that men cannot possibly be otherwise than they were intended beforehand, and, at the same time,...
الصفحة 395 - L'aversion pour la terre et les cieux Tient lieu d'amour à ce couple odieux. Si quelquefois, dans leurs ardeurs secrètes, Leurs os pointus joignent leurs deux squelettes , Dans leurs transports ils se pâment soudain Du seul plaisir de nuire au genre humain. Notre Euménide avait alors en tête De diriger la foudre et la tempête Devers Genève.
الصفحة 569 - Je sais bien que le régime de ces démocraties est accompagné de nombre d'inconvéniens, et qu'il ne soutient pas l'examen aux yeux de la raison; mais enfin il est établi depuis des siècles, il a son origine dans le climat, la nature, les besoins et les habitudes primitives des...
الصفحة 337 - Geneva, who dabbled in theology, was made to beg pardon on his knees before the consistory, for saying that Calvin might, after all, be in an error, and should not be ashamed to acknowledge it, as St. Augustine had done before. Others were censured publicly, or underwent slight punishments, for differing on this point with the sovereign pontiff of • Mr.

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