The Decline of the Age of Louis Xiv

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Contents

CHAPTER I
1
II
35
Gloom and bigotry at the court Hypocrisy
41
Tutor to Condés grandson Chantilly
47
Eighth edition of Les Caractères Dialogues on Quietism
53
La Fontaine Corneille Arténice
59
Pessimism
65
I
71
His individuality
245
Fénelons Fables
252
The apogee of the reign Disappearance of the great
254
His descriptive style
259
Fénelon and Bossuet
265
His life
270
SaintSimons portrait
271
Fénelon as a critic of literature
277

THE DRAMA
75
The minor successors of Molière
85
Brueys and Palaprat
92
Les trois Cousines Les Vacances
98
Traitants
106
Samuel Bernard Turcaret
113
Regnard
121
His merits and his limitations
127
LEsprit de Contradiction La Réconciliation normande
133
Mme de La Suze Mme Deshoulières
139
Le genre marotique
145
La Fare and his poetry
151
Cafés Rousseau and the Café Laurent
154
2
160
Bayle and Courtilz Mme dAulnoy
166
Bernier Jean Thévenot Chardin
172
104
177
Voyage et Avantures de François Leguat
178
Contes du temps passé
184
Pétis de La Croix and Les Mille et Un Jours
190
5
191
Mémoires de Gramont
194
7
200
Her daily routine
206
Correspondence with her brother
212
With the Princesse des Ursins
218
Mme de Maintenon considered as a letterwriter
224
Mme de Maintenons work at SaintCyr
232
Its success and influence
238
9
244
To Mme de Montbéron
284
CHAPTER IX
289
To the Abbé de Beaumont and the Marquis de Fénelon
290
His style
296
His first attempts
303
CHAPTER X
317
The great age of Classicism
323
Fontenelles Digression sur les Anciens et les Modernes
329
First and second dialogues
337
Review of the Quarrel
346
Reaction from the more extreme views of the moderns
352
His importance in the history of French thought
359
Controversy arising from the book
368
Criticisms
374
Dictionnaire historique et critique
380
Death
386
CHAPTER XII
397
Entretiens sur la Pluralité des Mondes Popularity of astronomy
403
Histoire des Oracles and De lOrigine des Fables
409
His scientific studies The Académie des Sciences
416
Fontenelles position and character
422
His Projet de Paix and Discours sur la Polysynodie
428
Taxation
429
Extraordinary Voyages
434
Le Diable boiteux
437
Memoirs
440
19
445
Crispin Rival de son Maître
446
La Mottes Iliad and Discours dHomère
449
26
451

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