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He and Schiller led the emancipation of Germany and, especially in their Xenien (a collection of caustic epigrams, including many of religion), founded a freethought literature in that country. He was a Panthiest and skeptical about a future life. "The sensible man leaves the future out of consideration," he said. I have given a full account of his attitude to religion and his fine record in science in my biography of the great poet. Goncourt, Edwmond Louis Antoine De (1822-1896) and Jules Alfred Huet De (1830-1870), French writers.
D. (1834-1926), educationist, President of Harvard (1869-1909), and the most decorated of American scholars. Yet he made no profession of orthodoxy. At an early date he turned from the Unitarian Church to the vague Pantheism of Emerson. In The Happy Life (1896) he thinks some religion necessary but orthodox religion impossible. Eliot, George (Mary Ann Cross, (1819-1880), most famous woman writer of the last century. She was brilliant from girlhood and mastered Greek, Latin, Italian, and German.
Grant, Ulysses Simpson (1822-1885), 18th President of the United States. Chief General in the Civil War and President 1868 to 1877. S. Grant, 1898) says that he "subscribed to no creed". (p. 522). The Rev. J. S. Grant, 1898) trims. " He was unconscious when he was baptized but unexpectedly recovered and said that he was surprised at what they had done. Green, John Richard (1837-1883), British historian. He became irreligious at Oxford, was converted and ordained, then rejected Christianity and the belief in immorality.