History of Civilization in England, Band 1

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D. Appleton and Company, 1866
 

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Further illustration from Central America
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Failure of these methods 119120
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The historical method of studying mental laws is superior to
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Intellectual truths are the cause of progress 131
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The diminution of the warlike spirit is owing to the same cause 137139
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Illustrations of this from ancient Greece and modern Europe 143144
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The invention of gunpowder
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Reasons why the present history is restricted to England 168169
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Comparison of the history of England with that of France 169171
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Necessity of ascertaining the fundamental laws of intellectual pro
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Influence of religion on the progress of society 184191
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And from Sweden and Scotland 191193
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Influence of government on the progress of society
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They have also increased hypocrisy and perjury 204205
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The earliest histories are ballads 212215
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A change of religion in any country also tends to corrupt its early
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Illustration of this from the history of Charlemagne by Turpin 231232
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And in the predictions of Stoeffler respecting the Deluge
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OUTLINE OF THE HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH INTELLECT FROM THE MIDDLE
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Hooker contrasted with Jewel 248249
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Great advantage of this 254259
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Under Charles II it takes a frivolous form at court
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It causes the establishment of the Royal Society
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These improvements were due to the sceptical and inquiring spirit 279280
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This alliance was dissolved by the Declaration of Indulgence 286287
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But the clergy regretted it and repented of their own act 200
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After the Revolution the ablest men confined themselves to secular
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Theology separated from morals and from politics 306307
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Doctrine of personal representation and idea of independence
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But discouraged by George III under whom began a dangerous
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Ability and accomplishments of Burke 325329
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Burkes subsequent hallucinations and violence 334339
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The king now favoured him 341342
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Evidence of the illiberality of the French Protestants 399405
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They raise a civil war which was a struggle of classes rather than
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Richelieu put down the rebellion but still abstained from persecut
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Analogy between Descartes and Richelieu 428429
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But notwithstanding all this there was a great difference between
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In England the nobles were less powerful than in France
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This state contrasted with that of England
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Illustration from the history of chivalry
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Analogy between the Reformation and the revolutions of the seven
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and Charles I vainly attempted to restore their power
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But in France the energy of the protective spirit and the power
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As such men were the leaders of the Fronde the rebellion naturally
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CHAPTER XI
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Servility in the reign of Louis XIV 491498
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Men of letters grateful to Louis XIV
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Also in zoology and in chemistry
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Illustrations from the history of French art 511512
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CHAPTER XII
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Admiration of England expressed by Frenchmen
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In France literature was the last resource of liberty
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Hence they were led to assail Christianity 547550
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CHAPTER XIII
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Still further progress early in the seventeenth century 557560
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Illustration of this from the work of Audigier 566568
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Immense improvements introduced by Woltaire
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His views adopted by Mallet Mably Welly Willaret Duclos
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He weakened the authority of mere scholars and theologians
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The discourses of Turgot and their influence
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The intellect of France began to attack the state about 1750 602603
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Abolition of the Jesuits
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Jansenism being allied to Calvinism its revival in France aided
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r Bichat 638640
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Seite 335 - The storm has gone over me; and I lie like one of those old oaks which the late hurricane has scattered about me. I am stripped of all my honours, I am torn up by the roots, and lie prostrate on the earth!
Seite 329 - In effect, to follow, not to force the public inclination ; to give a direction, a form, a technical dress, and a specific sanction, to the general sense of the community, is the true end of legislature.
Seite 174 - But all who read (and most do read), endeavor to obtain some smattering in that science. I have been told by an eminent bookseller, that in no branch of his business, after tracts of popular devotion, were so many books as those on the law exported to the plantations.
Seite 20 - In a given state of society, a certain number of persons must put an end to their own life. This is the general law; and the special question as to who shall commit the crime depends, of course, upon special laws; which, however, in their total action, must obey the large social law to which they are all subordinate. And the power of the larger law is so irresistible, that neither the love of life nor the fear of another world can avail anything towards even checking its operation.
Seite 335 - I live in an inverted order. They who ought to have succeeded me have gone before me.' They who should have been to me as posterity are in the place of ancestors.
Seite 313 - After the Revolution, the spirit of the nation became much more commercial, than it had been before ; a learned body, or clerisy, as such, gradually disappeared, and literature in general began to be addressed to the common miscellaneous public. That public had become accustomed to, and required, a strong stimulus ; and to meet the requisitions of the public taste, a style was produced which by combining triteness of thought with singularity and excess of manner of expression, was calculated at once...
Seite 333 - ... necessary to consider distinctly the true nature and the peculiar circumstances of the object which we have before us: because, after all our struggle, whether we will or not, we must govern America according to that nature and to those circumstances, and not according to our own imaginations...
Seite 374 - ... chacun appelle barbarie ce qui n'est pas de son usage ; comme de vray, il semble que nous n'avons autre mire de la vérité et de la raison que l'exemple et idée des opinions et usances du païs où nous sommes. Là est tousjours la parfaicte religion, la parfaicte police, perfect et accomply usage de toutes choses.
Seite 129 - To do good to others ; to sacrifice for their benefit your own wishes ; to love your neighbour as yourself; to forgive your enemies; to restrain your passions; to honour your parents; to respect those who are set over you : these, and a few others, are the sole essentials of morals; but they have been known for thousands of years, and not one jot or tittle has been added to them by all the sermons, homilies, and text-books which moralists and theologians have been able to produce.
Seite 163 - The actions of bad men produce only temporary evil, the actions of good men only temporary good ; and eventually the good and the evil altogether subside, are nentralized by subsequent generations, absorbed by the incessant movement of future ages.

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