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Τ Η Ε Β R Α V Ο.

Α Τ Α Ι Ε.

BY

J. FENIMORE COOPER.

“Giustizia in palazzo, e pane in piazza."

NEW YORK:
D. APPLETON AND COMPANY,

A TALE.

BY

J. FENIMORE COOPER

“ Giustizia in palazzo, e pane in piazza."

NEW YORK:
D. APPLETON AND COMPANY,

KE 750

150에

HARVARD
UNIVERSITY
LIBRARY
37

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Entered according to the Act of Congress, in the year 1859, by

W. A. TOWNSEND AND COMPANY,
In the Clerk's Office of the District Court for the Southern District of New York.

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12 is lo be regretted the world does not discriininate more justly in its use of political terms. Governments are usually called either monarchies or republics. The fornier class embraces equally those institutions in which the sovereign is worshipped as a god, and those in which he performs the humble office of a manikin. In the latter we find aristocracies and democracies blended in the same generic appellation. The consequence of a generalization su wide is an utter confusion on the subject of the polity of states.

The author has endeavored to give his country. men, in this book, a picture of the social system of one of the soi-disant republics of the other hemisphere. There has been no attempt to portray liistorical characters, only too fictitious in their graver dress, but simply to set forth the familiar operations

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