The Decline of the Age of Louis Xiv

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Contents

CHAPTER I
1
Projet dune Dime royale
12
The State Apartments
18
The aqueduct
24
II
26
Daily life of Louis XIV
37
CHAPTER III
45
La Bruyères character Publication of Les Caractères
55
Revolutionary note Sympathy with the poor
177
Voyages et Avantures de Jaques Massé
183
Of Mme de Murat and Mlle LHéritier
189
His verse
198
SaintSimons Memoirs His sources of information
200
Her relations with Cardinal des Noailles
224
Fénelons De lÉducation des Filles
233
Education at SaintCyr
239

Plan of his book
66
119
72
CHAPTER IV
75
Character of La Bruyères portraits
81
Tragedy
83
Conversation Women Financiers
88
LHomme à bonne fortune
90
Conduct of the play
98
Dancourt
101
Traitants
106
Samuel Bernard Turcaret
112
Marine Frontin Lisette
121
His life
124
Les Folies amoureuses Les Ménechmes
128
Destouches General character of the French comedy of manners
137
Cafés Rousseau and the Café Laurent
151
CHAPTER VI
160
His first attempts
162
Dumass debt to Courtilz
166
Pessimism
293
Sermon Sur le Bonheur des Justes
305
The Petit Carême
311
CHAPTER X
317
Apology for the Christian Faith
330
The great age of Classicism
331
First and second dialogues
337
Review of the Quarrel
346
Reconciliation of Mme Dacier and La Motte
349
Poussinists and Rubenists
355
His style
357
His parallel between atheists and pagans
385
27
386
His importance in the history of French thought
387
Its merits and defects
413
Influence of books of travel
434
Le Diable boiteux
437
Reason drives out imagination Spread of education
447
La Mottes Iliad and Discours dHomère
449

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