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LITERATURE AND MANNERS :

FROM THE FRENCH OF

PHILARÈTE CHASLES,

PROFESSOR IN THE COLLEGE OF FRANCE

NEW YORK:

CHARLES SCRIBNER, 145 NASSAU STREET.

1852.

Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1852, by

CHARLES SCRIBNER, In the Clerk's O Mice of the District Court of the United States for the Southern Dis

trict of New York,

TENDA LIBRARA

NEW YORK

c. w..BERED LOC STEREOTYPER AND Prints

201 William Street,

TRANSLATOR'S NOTE.

ONE or two words are judged necessary for the better understanding of this book, and the quitting of the translator's conscience.

The author is fully rendered into English, with the exception of certain long extracts from well known or unknown English writers, analyses of such familiar works as Melville's Typee, and a chapter from American history, the chapter of Arnold and Andre.

The use of the words “Puritan" and "Calvinist" will strike the reader; who is to remember that M. Chasles is a Frenchman, and that to a Frenchman Calvinism means simply “Protestantism,” of which the only form known in France is a modified Calvinism.

It is trusted that readers will remember that the whole United States is spoken of, and that what may not be true of their own immediate society, may be very true of some other portion of this vast community-indeed, what is there not in this huge country?

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