Essays of Montaigne

Essays of Montaigne

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The Essays of Montaigne: Complete, by Michel de Montaigne, Translated by Charles Cotton; Edited by William Carew Hazlitt, first published in 1877. He became famous for his effortless ability to merge serious intellectual speculation with casual anecdotes and autobiographya€”and his massive volume Essais contains, to this day, some of the most widely influential essays ever written. Montaigne had a direct influence on writers the world over, including RenAc Descartes, Blaise Pascal, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Friedrich Nietzsche, Stefan Zweig, Eric Hoffer, Isaac Asimov, and possibly on the later works of William Shakespeare. His Essays, form a magazine of which such minds did not disdain. This complete version and publication is intended to supply a recognised deficiency in our literaturea€”a library edition of the Essays of Montaigne. This great French writer deserves to be regarded as a classic, not only in the land of his birth, but in all countries and in all literatures. Early on the following morning, however, I had intelligence from Madame de la Boetie, that in the night he had fresh and violent attack of dysentery. She had called in physician and apothecary, and prayed me to lose no time coming, which (after dinner) I did. He was delighted to see me; and when I was going away, under promise to turn the following day, he begged me more importunately and affectionately than he was wont to do, to give him as such of my company as possible. I was a little affected; yet was about to leave, when Madame de la Boetie, as if she foresaw something about to happen, implored me with tears to stay the night. When I consented, he seemed to grow more cheerful. I returned home the next day, and on the Thursday I paid him another visit. He had become worse; and his loss of blood from the dysentery, which reduced his strength very much, was largely on the increase. I quitted his side on Friday, but on Saturday I went to him, and found him very weak. He then gave me to understand that his complaint was infectious, and, moreover, disagreeable and depressing; and that he, knowing thoroughly my constitution, desired that I should content myself with coming to see him now and then. On the contrary, after that I never left his side. It was only on the Sunday that he began to converse with me on any subject beyond the immediate one of his illness, and what the ancient doctors thought of it: we had not touched on public affairs, for I found at the very outset that he had a dislike to them... [Montaigne, Essays]... by E-Kitap ProjesiWhen young, I concealed my wanton passions with prudence; now I am old, I chase away melancholy by debauch. ... upon any great hopes: every day concludes my expectation: and the journey of my life is carried on after the same manner.


Title:Essays of Montaigne
Author: Michel Montaigne
Publisher:eKitap Projesi - 2015-04-05
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