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I attended the lectures, and cultivated the acquaintance, of the men of science of
the university; and I found even in M. Krempe a great deal of sound sense and
real information, combined, it is true, with a repulsive physiognomy and manners,
The republican institutions of our country have produced simpler and happier
manners than those which prevail in the great monarchies that surround it. Hence
there is less distinction between the several classes of its inhabitants; and the ...
“I spent the winter in this manner. The gentle manners and beauty of the
cottagers greatly endeared them to me: when they were unhappy, I felt
depressed; when they rejoiced, I sympathised in their joys. I saw Or, The Modern
Prometheus I 15 \ ...
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An important book. Mary Shelley is methodical, but also swept up in the Sturm-und-Drang emotionality of the period. Her characters have motivations, psychological depth, passions. Read full review