Critical Miscellanies, Vol. II

Essay 4: Joseph de Maistre

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Author: John Morley (Viscount Morley)
Published: 1905
Language: English
Wordcount: 22,920 / 73 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 63.2
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 592
Added to site: 2008.02.09
mnybks.net#: 20006
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Criticism, Essays
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f human destiny. With this unwritten condition of human nature De Maistre, like other men of his mental calibre, is found to have complied. He incurred the suspicion and ill-will of most of those by whom he was immediately surrounded, by belonging to a Reform Lodge at Chambéry. The association was one of a perfectly harmless character, but being an association, it diffused a tarnishing vapour of social disaffection and insurgency over the names of all who ventured to belong to it, and De Maistre was pointed out to the Sardinian court as a man with leanings towards new things, and therefore one of whom it were well to beware. There was little ground for apprehension. In very small countries there is seldom room enough for the growth of a spirit of social revolution; not at least until some great and dominant country has released the forces of destruction. So, when the menacing sounds of the approaching hurricane in France grew heavy in the air, the little lodge at Chambéry voluntarily dissolved i

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