Saturday, November 22, 2014

Of Men and Cooks

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From When the World Spoke French, by Marc Fumaroli, translated by Richard Howard

THE ENLIGHTENMENT

"The century of the Enlightenment was often indifferent to religion, but never to education.  From Fenelon to Rousseau by way of Condillac, pedagogues pullulated."

From Chapter 17, William Beckford: The Author of Vathek

Friday, November 21, 2014

Breakfast at the Bookstore #11

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From The Reader's Macaulay, edited by Walter H. French and Gerald D. Sanders

SWIFT AND VOLTAIRE

"The mirth of Swift is the mirth of Mephistophiles; the mirth of Voltaire is the mirth of Puck."

From Joseph Addison

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Francoise's Art

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From The Reader's Macaulay, edited by Walter H. French and Gerald D. Sanders

FRANCIS BACON

"The Glance with which he surveyed the intellectual universe resembled that which the Archangel, from the golden threshold of heaven, darted down into creation."

From Francis Bacon