Nowhere is the eye relieved by the evidences of cultivation or fertility.
It is a mistake to suppose that, in a country where the usual evidences of civilization exist, the condition of a very large body of the inhabitants may not be as degraded as that of savages.
In the preface to a German translation of Bonnet's essay on Christian Evidences, Lavater publicly challenged Mendelssohn to refute Bonnet or if he could not then to "do what wisdom, the love of truth and honesty must bid him, what a Socrates would have done if he had read the book and found it unanswerable."
In 1816 he published a work on the Evidences and Authority of Divine Revelation, and in 1819 the, substance of his theological prelections in a Commentaire sur l'Epitre aux Romains.
No evidences of recent lava flows can be found in the interior over the great alluvial plain, the Lower, or the Higher Steppes.