Notes of a Traveller, on the Social and Political State of France, Prussia, Switzerland, Italy, and Other Parts of Europe, During the Present Century: First Series

Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1854 - 284 頁



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第 172 頁 - ... however, being their own, they have a choice of work, and the hard work is generally done by the men. The felling and bringing home wood for fuel, the mowing grass generally, but not always, the carrying out manure on their...
第 94 頁 - Traveler), writing in 1842, pronounced the Prussian educational system to be "a deception practiced for the paltry political end of rearing the individual to be part and parcel of a despotic system of government: of training him to be either its instrument or its slave, according to his social station.
第 230 頁 - Catholics, the absence of all worldly feelings in their religious acts, strike every traveller who enters a Roman Catholic church abroad. They seem to have no reserve, no false shame, false pride, or whatever the feeling may be, which, among us Protestants, makes the individual exercise of devotion private, hidden — an affair of the closet.
第 243 頁 - Bonn on the Rhine. The priest was catechising, examining, and instructing the children of the parish, in the same way. and upon the same plan, and with the same care to awaken the intellectual powers of each child by appropriate questions and explanations, as in our well-conducted Sunday schools that are taught on the system of the Edinburgh Sessional School.
第 148 頁 - Creator by the glories of the surrounding scenery — the rattling of the billiard balls, the rumbling of the skittle trough, the shout, the laugh, the distant shots of the rifle-gun clubs, are heard above the psalm, the sermon, and the barren forms of state-prescribed prayer, during the one brief service on Sundays, delivered to very scanty congregations, in fact, to a few females and a dozen or two old men, in very populous parishes supplied with able and zealous ministers.
第 25 頁 - ... by the division and subdivision of trades and professions; such a people, instead of proceeding from the necessaries to the comforts of life, and then to the luxuries as is the order of things in England, are rather retrograde than progressive. There is no advancement in French society ; no improvement nor hope of it...
第 5 頁 - Dutch built house-mother is scouring on the green before the door so industriously ; the Dutch character impressed on every thing Dutch, and intuitively recognised, like the Jewish or Gipsy countenance, wherever it is met with ; the people, their dwellings, and all in or about them — their very movements in accordance with this style or character, and all bearing its impress strongly — make this Holland, to my eye, no dull unimpressive land. There is...
第 92 頁 - ... condition in those branches of moral conduct which cannot be taught in schools, and are not taught by the parents, because parental tuition is broken in upon by governmental interference in Prussia, its efficacy and weight annulled, and the natural dependence of the child upon the words and wisdom of its parent — the delicate threads by which the infant's mind, as its body, draws nutriment from its parent — is ruptured.
第 3 頁 - ... in the wind ; these are the objects which strike the eye of the traveller from seaward, and form a gay front view of Holland, as he sails or steams along its coast and up its rivers.
第 238 頁 - Edinburgh so many public schools for the instruction of those classes ? I doubt it. Berlin, with a population about double that of Rome, has only 264 schools.