There are lots of folks who would use their genie-wish to do just that.
He's a genie offering a bottle with a flying carpet tossed in.
Fabry, Le Genie de la revolution considers dans ?education (3 vols., Paris, 1817-1818); F.
Feuerbach, Pierre Bayle (1838); Damiron, La Philosophie en France au X VII e siècle (1858-1864); Sainte - Beuve, "Du genie critique et de Bayle" (Revue des deux mondes, 1st Dec. 1835); A.
Chateaubriand quoted three or four passages in his Genie du christianisme.
He received his training as an engineer at Mezieres, becoming an officer of the Corps de Genie in 1773 and a captain ten years later.
The preamble includes a striking tribute to the advantages that France had derived from the study of the classics: " L'etude de l'antiquite grecque et latine a donne au genie francais une mesure, une clarte et une elegance incomparables.
The Romantic movement helped, with its idealization of a past but vaguely realized and imperfectly understood, and Chateaubriand heralded in the Catholic reaction with his Genie du Christianisme (1801) a brilliant if superficial attack on the encyclopaedists and their neo-Paganism, and a glorification of the Christian Church as supreme not only in the regions of faith and morals, but also in those of intellect and art.
But in 1802 Chateaubriand had published his epoch-making Genie du Christianisme, in which he declared that of all religions Christianity was " the most poetical, the most human, the most favourable to freedom, art and letters."
He published his Genie de l'Homme in 1807, and in 1820 his Etudes poetiques, which had the misfortune to appear shortly after the Meditations of Lamartine, so that the author did not receive the credit of their real originality.
Fabricii et de genie Fabriciorum; see also F.
In 1839 he was appointed professor of foreign literature at Lyons, where he began the brilliant course of lectures afterwards embodied in the Two years later he was transferred to the College de France, and the Genie des religions itself appeared (1842) .
Among his minor works may be mentioned: - De la France, de son genie et de ses destinees (1847); Daniel Manin (1860), La Russie et l'Europe (1866); Etudes d'archeologie celtique (1872); Les Napoleon et les frontieres de la France (1874).