The land, says Renan, who was commissioned to conduct the explorations, is now completely deserted.
Renan says that he may have been a Sebennyite, and his name Sebent.
I am content to die,' says Renan, 'but I should like to know whether death will be of any use to me.'
Nevertheless he has not one appreciative word to say for Renan.
The hand of Voltaire is on Renan, and on dozens of living soldiers in the French army of progress.
This is the chief difference between his culture and Renan's.
The influence of Renan is manifest through the whole of this rhapsody, which is unique among the writings of its author.
A monument to Spinoza was unveiled by Renan at the Hague, in 1877.
It is idle to say with Pfleiderer that it is a pity that, having possessed so much learning, Renan had not possessed more.
Renan has gone to Palestine to make new researches into the scenery.