The life of Fenelon, archbishop of Cambrai, tr. by W. Mudford, Volume 1

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Page vi - His life was gentle, and the elements So mix'd in him that Nature might stand up And say to all the world, 'This was a man!
Page x - That they are not a pipe for fortune's finger To sound what stop she please. Give me that man That is not passion's slave, and I will wear him In my heart's core, ay, in my heart of heart, As I do thee.
Page 25 - Des Grecs je vois le plus sage, Jouet d'un indigne sort. Tranquille dans son naufrage Et circonspect dans le port; Vainqueur des vents en furie, Pour sa sauvage patrie Bravant les flots nuit et jour.
Page 270 - The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Ghost be with you all.
Page 63 - I know not, Sir," said he to him, " whether > • Sec Life of the Dauphin, father of Louis XV, by the Alb£ Proyart. you recollect what you said to me yesterday, that you knew who you 'were and who I am. It is my duty to inform you, that you are ignorant of both one and the other.
Page 61 - They took from him all his books and all his means of instruction, as if they would be henceforth useless to him, being reduced to such a deplorable state. They then left him to himself, to his own reflections, to his own regret, and to his own remorse. Struck with such an entire desertion, and the distressing solitude to which he was consigned, the penitent prince convinced of his fault, was eager to fly once more to the indulgence and goodness of his preceptor. He threw himself at his feet...
Page 51 - ... by their virtues, and to literature by their superior talents. He was affable in his deportment, and luminous in his discourse : the peculiar qualities of which were a rich, delicate and powerful imagination : but which never let its power be felt.
Page 64 - To this important object bothhe> and M. de Beauvilliers, directed all their efforts^ and they were amply rewarded by their, success. The literary education of the Duke of Burgundy caused but little trouble. The precocity of his intellect, and the brilliancy of his imagination, gave him an aptitude for acquiring whatever it was wished he should acquire. In looking over the papers which have passed into my hands, I could not behold, without emotion, all the different fragments in the hand writing of...
Page 286 - He very justly discriminated between the meaning he intended to convey in his book, and the actual sense of the text, of which he considered the Pope the infallible judge. While...
Page 57 - From that abyss issued a prince, who was aftuble, mild, humane, moderate, patient, modest, humble, and austere towards himself; wholly occupied with his future obligations in life, which he felt to be great, and thinking only of uniting the duties of the son and the subject with those which he saw himself destined afterwards to fulfil.

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