In those countries that were once called Catholic, an ancient Gregorian chant that begins Te Deum laudamus (Holy God, We Praise Thy Name is a familiar English version) was sung on occasions of great public rejoicingthe ending of a war or the crowning of a king.
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Readers of this absorbing book will learn a great deal about a politically ambitious English immigrant named Daniel Horsmanden, who, as a
Man of letters? Public intellectual? Cultural critic? Feuilletoniste?
Over 70 years ago, in 1934, the prize-winning biographer and historian Matthew Josephson published an eye-opening best seller entitled