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INSANITY , PAST AND PRESENT. 305
XL.VII.—INSANITY, PAST AND PRESENT. A
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procuring pardon for a prisoner sentenced to death . A recollection which was a constant source of delight to hernone the less for
, her In fruitless the following efforts Lent and b , itter she returned disappointment to Rome at for Alb the ano . ceremonies
of Holy Week . She was met by Canova with an air of delighted mysteryand requested to visit his studio on an appointed day .
" Mir , ase ho pens a to a lei / " said the sculptor , as he unveiled two busts , proud , both as a friend and an artist of the homage which his
genius had enabled him to offer to one whom he so deeply admired . They were both likenesses , made from remembrance , of herself .
pression The busts and did Canova not please 7 s mortification her ; she could was not extreme conceal . The her wounde first im d -
vanitof , the artist was more excusable than that of the womanand it was y never healed . On one of the busts he placed a crown , of
olive , and so changed , called it Beatrice , and under that name it is known .
Political events were growing more and more complicated , and Napoleon ' s fall drawing near . Madame Recamier passed a short
time once more at Naples , and while there learned that the crisis was passedthe Bourbons restoredand her return to her home
therefore possible , . She paused in , passing through Rome to witness the re-entry of Pius VII ., and again at Lyons to see her
sisterin-law , M . _Ballanche , and her other friends . She was received with delight by themand even with public enthusiasm at a fete given
in honor of the , Restoration . On the 1 st of June , 1814 , she reentered Paris after a three years' exile .
( To he concluded in our next . )'
Insanity , Past And Present. 305
INSANITY , PAST AND PRESENT . 305
Xl.Vii.—Insanity, Past And Present. A
XL . VII . —INSANITY , PAST AND PRESENT . A
Qp Insanity, Like Other Diseases, Change...
_qp _Insanity , like other diseases , changes in its outward complexion with times and seasons . Every age and country stamps its own
impress upon the manifestation of this malady , and gives its peculiar tinge and color to its development . Considered , till within the
last few years as mysterious and undefinable , superstition both in ancient and modern times has ever exercised a powerful influence
over the judgment when devoted to the investigation of the cause or cure of lunacy . Madness has been even made the object of
worship , —so strange are the idols before which man has bowed in adoration . The philosophers taught , that in some instances insanity
was a Divine afflatus , and consequently a blessing . They deemed that mental alienation proceeded from two causesthe one derived from
, the malignant influence of a demon ; the other , especially when the hallucinations partook of an ecsta / fcic characterthe actual
expres-, sion of the Divine presence , and the maniac was either consulted as VOL . VI . Y
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