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What ignorance must be ours, and how slight is an experience of not above six or seven thousand years!
XII. Of Opinions
Jean de
La Bruyère
The Characters of Jean de La Bruyère
 
Newly Rendered into English by Henri Van Laun
 
These 1,119 aphoristic writings provide a unique view of the height of 17th-century French culture.
 
CONTENTS
Bibliographic Record    Preface
 
NEW YORK: SCRIBNER & WELFORD, 1885
NEW YORK: BARTLEBY.COM, 2011
 
I. Of Works of the Mind
II. Of Personal Merit
III. Of Women
IV. Of the Affections
V. Of Society and of Conversation
VI. Of the Gifts of Fortune
VII. Of the Town
VIII. Of the Court
IX. Of the Great
X. Of the Sovereign and the State
XI. Of Mankind
XII. Of Opinions
XIII. Of Fashion
XIV. Of Certain Customs
XV. Of the Pulpit
XVI. Of Freethinkers


 
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