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Catholics now clung to the idea that the regeneration of the abused and despised church was best to be attained by the practice of evangelical simplicity and morality, that Jesuitism and Illuminatism were, consequently, to be equally avoided, and the better disposed among the Protestants to be imitated.
On the fall of the Jesuits, the other extreme, Illuminatism, had raised its head, but had been compelled to yield before a higher power and before the moral force of Germany.
None, at that period, surpassed the ministers belonging to the old school of Illuminatism and Napoleonism in liberalism, but no sooner did the deputies of the people attempt to realize their liberal ideas than they started back in dismay.
Enslaved Illuminatism characterizes this new zeal in favor of internal liberty and constitutional governments, to denote which the novel term of Liberalism was borrowed from France.
_ It was from this book, which gives a history of the cheats of Freemasonry and Illuminatism, that we took the idea of Count
I have lately by accident got a sight of a single volume (the 3d.) of the Abbe Barruel's ` Antisocial conspiracy, 'which gives me the first idea I have ever had of what is meant by the Illuminatism against which ` illuminate Morse' as he is now called, & his ecclesiastical & monarchical associates have been making such a hue and cry.