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Carrara (Italy) (search for this): chapter 11
out however going in, and entered the École de Droit. After wandering round the corridors of the spacious building for some time, after inquiry we found ourselves in the lecture-room of Rossi, Count Pellegrino Luigi Odoardo Rossi was born at Carrara, July 13, 1787. He was at first a lawyer at Bologna, but went to Geneva, in 1814, where he became a professor of law; published a treatise on the Penal Law; was associated with Sismondi in publishing Annals of Legislation and Political Economy;uc de Broglie, and was made a peer of France and a member of the Council of State. From 1845, when he was sent as ambassador to Rome, until his death, he remained in Italy, taking part in political movements; though at one time in retirement at Carrara. While the Pope's chief minister, he was assassinated, Nov. 15, 1848. who, according to the programme, lectured upon Droit Constitutionnel Francais. The lecture-room was in the shape of an amphitheatre, the professor's chair being in the chord
Notre Dame (Indiana, United States) (search for this): chapter 11
rty-five, with rather a low forehead and black hair. His manner was very hurried; so much so that I was able to apprehend very little that he said. From there, walked down the narrow streets that lead to the river, to the ancient structure of Notre Dame. After the cathedral at Rouen this seems tame; though, if I had not seen the former, I should be very much struck by Notre Dame. This afternoon I engaged another French master, who will come every day in the week, except Sunday, and talk anNotre Dame. This afternoon I engaged another French master, who will come every day in the week, except Sunday, and talk and read with me. He is an old gentleman, who was recommended to me by Mr. Brent, our consul. Jan. 25. Went again to the Sorbonne; found the professor I wished to hear sick with a cold, so that his lecture was adjourned. Then went to visit the Palais des Thermes, a relic of the Roman occupation of Gaul. The building is, of course, at this date only a wreck; but you there see the very bricks and arches of that great people, whose eagles pervaded all the ancient world; and you stand more disti
Versailles (France) (search for this): chapter 11
French shall enable me to attend them with the most advantage. I attend the lectures, as a good opportunity of hearing French spoken, and accustoming my ear to its sound. For this purpose I have also been to the theatre, with the play in my hand to assist me in following the actors. As yet I have not seen one-quarter of the interesting sights in Paris. Distances are so gigantic, and time is so precious, that I cannot accomplish more than one a day. The Chamber of Deputies, the courts, Versailles, and Pere La Chaise (Judge Story will start at this) are still unvisited. I have delivered but few of my letters, because I was unwilling to subject myself to the chance of civilities and the time they necessarily take up. All these I reserve for my last month. In fact, I have not lived, for a great while, so cheaply and college-like as at present . . . . Paris, beyond my anticipations, presents opportunities to a studious young man, which he may improve at small cost. You know the supr
United States (United States) (search for this): chapter 11
ge Story, Feb. 7: It is now two months since I left the United States, and when I consider what I have seen, and the new imprd in the principal cities of Europe, and in 1854 in the United States. (Donna Anna); and Madame Persiani Madame Persiani (nent residence. From 1845 to 1851 he was Consul of the United States at Paris. In 1834, Sumner met him in Philadelphia. Annce. He travelled widely, and, in 1851-52, visited the United States and Mexico. He is celebrated for his friendship with T practice being peculiar, I believe, to England and the United States. The wines were all light; the dinner was an ordinary nquired of me with regard to the law of alluvion in the United States. There was music and singing of German songs by one orn 1845, in Paris, where he had resided as Consul of the United States for forty years. He wrote upon the Faculties and Literaned with Mr. Cass, Lewis Cass, 1782-1866; afterwards United States Senator and Secretary of State. at 17 Avenue Matignon.
Switzerland (Switzerland) (search for this): chapter 11
d in Italy. He became a Councillor of State in 1811, and retained the office, with a brief interruption, until his death. He was made a Peer in 1837. In his youth he developed a faculty for metaphysics, winning a prize from the Institute for an essay on the influence of signs on the formation of ideas; and in this science he attained a deserved distinction. His department in the École de Droit was administrative law. He investigated, both in books and visits to institutions in France, Switzerland, and Germany, philanthropic schemes for the improvement of public health, industry, and education, and for the administration of charities. He published in 1839, in four volumes, the work which he was writing when Sumner was in Paris, on Public Beneficence,—De la Bienfaisance Publique. I had a letter of introduction to him from Dr. Channing; and on Saturday last I left it with my card. On the next day I received M. de Gerando's card and an invitation to his soirees. I went this evening
Austerlitz (Netherlands) (search for this): chapter 11
the buckler. No one who sees these remains of armor can wonder that many a knight fainted under the load. To bear a knight armed in complete steel must have required a steed of uncommon stoutness, especially when we consider that he was often loaded with armor as heavy as that of his master. Feb. 24. Visited the manufactory of the Gobelin tapestry. Feb. 25. To-day I ascended the monument in the Place Vendome, conceived and built by Napoleon. It is composed of the cannon taken at Austerlitz. There is genius characteristic of Napoleon in making the conquered cannon into a monument of victory; and the monument is a most beautiful one. It is an imitation of the pillar of Trajan at Rome, of which it preserves the proportions on a scale larger by a twelfth. Its elevation is one hundred and thirty feet, and from its top there is a fine view of Paris. Feb. 26. This morning heard Biot Jean Baptiste Biot, 1774-1862. He was one of the most eminent men of the century in mathe
France (France) (search for this): chapter 11
and the Duc de Broglie, and was made a peer of France and a member of the Council of State. From 18as to prepare a drink, which is very common in France, from a combination of these. While lecturingn at the desk of a newspaper. Au contraire in France, Thiers steps from the chair of his printing oing the effect of the conquest of the North of France by the Normans upon the conquerors themselves,Story. He told me that there was no lawyer in France equal to him, though there were some in Germants of men eminent in science and literature in France. At three o'clock the session commenced. Thethe Observatory, where is the meridian line of France, a building which seems made for immortality. s of arms of many of the kings and marshals of France, and of many of her renowned knights and commaarts and carriages. This is the Saturnalia of France, and all are privileged for this once to play ked difference between England and America and France. After the Horaces came a pleasant piece, tra[14 more...]
New England (United States) (search for this): chapter 11
Tuileries. This splendid palace of kings was resplendent with lights, and its ample court-yard, the scene of much Revolutionary incident, filled with lines of carriages awaiting the gay and the honored who were enjoying the festivities within. Sentinels were on their silent watch, in view of this scene. Little indeed did they, while holding with benumbed hands their muskets, enjoy the cheer and music and hilarity of their King. The weather was intensely cold, so as to remind me of a New England winter. The situation of these poor soldiers strikes me every evening that I walk the streets. They are never out of sight; the gleam of their arms is seen at every turn that one makes, and they are always walking at the same slow pace over a short patch of ground. They are especially in the neighborhood of all theatres, of all the public offices, public buildings, public libraries, bridges, and generally of all places of public amusement and gathering. Jan. 16 (Tuesday). To-day I e
Austria (Austria) (search for this): chapter 11
ely watching; and who breathed its last, with the curtains of its little cradle closed against all sight. Every thing appeared neat and well-managed in this institution. I next went to the church of the Val de Grace, which was built by Anne of Austria, the mother of Louis XIV. It is a beautiful architectural relic of those times. In the evening visited Foelix, where I passed three hours in conversation. I met there M. Bravard, Pierre Claude Jean Baptiste Bravard-Veyrieres, 1804-1861. He treated the work of his brother-professor Duranton with great contempt; he said it was good for nothing. He told me that there were upwards of three thousand students of law at Paris; and that they were from all parts of the world,—Poland, Austria, Prussia, Italy, Spain, England, and even Greece. From this he drew, perhaps justly, some strong inferences in favor of the supremacy of Paris as the literary and juridical capital of the world. M. Bravard further observed that there were very
Treviri (Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany) (search for this): chapter 11
my first week. Suffice it to say that I was kept in such an intoxicating whirl by the novelty which every thing had for my eyes, and every moment of my time was so intensely occupied, that I found not a fraction for this record. Of the letters which I brought to Paris I presented but few, feeling my utter incompetence for any French intercourse from my ignorance of the language. His first call was upon Foelix, Jean Jacques Gaspard Foelix, 1791-1853. He was born in the Electorate of Treves, and began, in 1814, the practice of the law at Coblentz. Upon the transfer of the Rhenish provinces from France to Germany, which soon followed, he had occasion to deal with questions involving a conflict between German law and the French code. He was thus led to the study of comparative jurisprudence,—a department in which he excelled all his contemporaries. Removing to Paris in 1826, and naturalized as a French citizen in 1829, he founded, in 1833, the Revue Étrangere de Legislation et
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