" Vous faites," she said to her friend Honore de Balzac, " la comedic humaine; et moi, c'est l'eglogue humaine que j'ai voulu faire."
Duchenne (Mecanisme de la physiognomie humaine, Paris, 1862) showed that by the use of electricity the action of the separate muscles could be studied and by the aid of photography accurately represented.
De Sorbiere, conjoined with Le Traite de la nature humaine, by d'Holbach, in 1787, under the general title Les Ouvres philosophiques et politiques de Thomas Hobbes; a translation of the first section, " Computatio sive logica," of the De corpore, included by Destutt de Tracy with his Elemens d'ideologie (1804); a translation of Leviathan into Dutch in 1678, and another(anonymous)into German - Des Englanders Thomas Hobbes Leviathan oder der kirchliche and biirgerliche Staat (Halle, 1794, 2 vols.); a translation of the De cive by J.
Meanwhile, with characteristic energy, Zola was projecting something more important: the creation of a world of his own, like that of Balzac's Comedie Humaine - the history of a family in its various ramifications during the Second Empire.
De Quatrefages brings forward (Unite de l'espece humaine) his strongest arguments for the variability of races under change of climate, &c. (action du milieu), instancing the asserted alteration in complexion, constitution and character of Negroes in America, and Englishmen in America and Australia.