Essays of Michel de Montaigne

Essays of Michel de Montaigne

by Michel de Montaigne
     
 

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CONTENTS
PREFACE
THE LETTERS OF MONTAIGNE
I. To Monsieur de MONTAIGNE
II. To Monseigneur, Monseigneur de MONTAIGNE.
III. To Monsieur, Monsieur de LANSAC,
IV. To Monsieur, Monsieur de MESMES, Lord of Roissy and Malassize, Privy
V. To Monsieur, Monsieur de L'HOSPITAL,

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CONTENTS
PREFACE
THE LETTERS OF MONTAIGNE
I. To Monsieur de MONTAIGNE
II. To Monseigneur, Monseigneur de MONTAIGNE.
III. To Monsieur, Monsieur de LANSAC,
IV. To Monsieur, Monsieur de MESMES, Lord of Roissy and Malassize, Privy
V. To Monsieur, Monsieur de L'HOSPITAL, Chancellor of France
VI. To Monsieur, Monsieur de Folx, Privy Councillor, to the Signory of Venice.
VII. To Mademoiselle de MONTAIGNE, my Wife.
VIII. To Monsieur DUPUY,
IX. To the Jurats of Bordeaux.
X. To the same.
XI. To the same.
XII.

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XIII. To Mademoiselle PAULMIER.
XIV. To the KING, HENRY IV.
XV. To the same.
XVI. To the Governor of Guienne.

BOOK THE FIRST
CHAPTER I THAT MEN BY VARIOUS WAYS ARRIVE AT THE SAME END.
CHAPTER II OF SORROW
CHAPTER III THAT OUR AFFECTIONS CARRY THEMSELVES BEYOND US
CHAPTER IV THAT THE SOUL EXPENDS ITS PASSIONS UPON FALSE OBJECTS
CHAPTER V WHETHER THE GOVERNOR HIMSELF GO OUT TO PARLEY
CHAPTER VI THAT THE HOUR OF PARLEY DANGEROUS
CHAPTER VII THAT THE INTENTION IS JUDGE OF OUR ACTIONS
CHAPTER VIII OF IDLENESS
CHAPTER IX OF LIARS
CHAPTER X OF QUICK OR SLOW SPEECH
CHAPTER XI OF PROGNOSTICATIONS
CHAPTER XII OF CONSTANCY
CHAPTER XIII THE CEREMONY OF THE INTERVIEW OF PRINCES
CHAPTER XIV THAT MEN ARE JUSTLY PUNISHED FOR BEING OBSTINATE
CHAPTER XV OF THE PUNISHMENT OF COWARDICE
CHAPTER XVI A PROCEEDING OF SOME AMBASSADORS
CHAPTER XVII OF FEAR
CHAPTER XVIII NOT TO JUDGE OF OUR HAPPINESS TILL AFTER DEATH.
CHAPTER XIX THAT TO STUDY PHILOSOPY IS TO LEARN TO DIE
CHAPTER XX OF THE FORCE OF IMAGINATION
CHAPTER XXI THAT THE PROFIT OF ONE MAN IS THE DAMAGE OF ANOTHER
CHAPTER XXII OF CUSTOM; WE SHOULD NOT EASILY CHANGE A LAW RECEIVED
CHAPTER XXIII VARIOUS EVENTS FROM THE SAME COUNSEL
CHAPTER XXIV OF PEDANTRY
CHAPTER XXV OF THE EDUCATION OF CHILDREN
CHAPTER XXVI FOLLY TO MEASURE TRUTH AND ERROR BY OUR OWN CAPACITY
CHAPTER XXVII OF FRIENDSHIP
CHAPTER XXVIII NINE AND TWENTY SONNETS OF ESTIENNE DE LA BOITIE
CHAPTER XXIX OF MODERATION
CHAPTER XXX OF CANNIBALS
CHAPTER XXXI THAT A MAN IS SOBERLY TO JUDGE OF THE DIVINE ORDINANCES
CHAPTER XXXII WE ARE TO AVOID PLEASURES, EVEN AT THE EXPENSE OF LIFE
CHAPTER XXXIII FORTUNE IS OFTEN OBSERVED TO ACT BY THE RULE OF REASON
CHAPTER XXXIV OF ONE DEFECT IN OUR GOVERNMENT
CHAPTER XXXV OF THE CUSTOM OF WEARING CLOTHES
CHAPTER XXXVI OF CATO THE YOUNGER
CHAPTER XXXVII THAT WE LAUGH AND CRY FOR THE SAME THING
CHAPTER XXXVIII OF SOLITUDE
CHAPTER XXXIX A CONSIDERATION UPON CICERO
CHAPTER XL RELISH FOR GOOD AND EVIL DEPENDS UPON OUR OPINION
CHAPTER XLI NOT TO COMMUNICATE A MAN'S HONOUR
CHAPTER XLII OF THE INEQUALITY AMOUNGST US.
CHAPTER XLIII OF SUMPTUARY LAWS
CHAPTER XLIV OF SLEEP
CHAPTER XLV OF THE BATTLE OF DREUX
CHAPTER XLVI OF NAMES
CHAPTER XLVII OF THE UNCERTAINTY OF OUR JUDGMENT
CHAPTER XLVIII OF WAR HORSES, OR DESTRIERS
CHAPTER XLIX OF ANCIENT CUSTOMS
CHAPTER L OF DEMOCRITUS AND HERACLITUS
CHAPTER LI OF THE VANITY OF WORDS
CHAPTER LII OF THE PARSIMONY OF THE ANCIENTS
CHAPTER LIII OF A SAYING OF CAESAR
CHAPTER LIV OF VAIN SUBTLETIES
CHAPTER LV OF SMELLS
CHAPTER LVI OF PRAYERS
CHAPTER LVII OF AGE
BOOK THE SECOND
CHAPTER I OF THE INCONSTANCY OF OUR ACTIONS
CHAPTER II OF DRUNKENNESS
CHAPTER III A CUSTOM OF THE ISLE OF CEA
CHAPTER IV TO-MORROW'S A NEW DAY
CHAPTER V OF CONSCIENCE
CHAPTER VI USE MAKES PERFECT
CHAPTER VII OF RECOMPENSES OF HONOUR
CHAPTER VIII OF THE AFFECTION OF FATHERS TO THEIR CHILDREN
CHAPTER IX OF THE ARMS OF THE PARTHIANS
CHAPTER X OF BOOKS
CHAPTER XI OF CRUELTY
CHAPTER XIII OF JUDGING OF THE DEATH OF ANOTHER
CHAPTER XIV THAT OUR MIND HINDERS ITSELF
CHAPTER XV THAT OUR DESIRES ARE AUGMENTED BY DIFFICULTY
CHAPTER XVI OF GLORY
CHAPTER XVII OF PRESUMPTION
CHAPTER XVIII OF GIVING THE LIE
CHAPTER XIX OF LIBERTY OF CONSCIENCE
CHAPTER XX THAT WE TASTE NOTHING PURE
CHAPTER XXI AGAINST IDLENESS
CHAPTER XXII OF POSTING
CHAPTER XXIII OF ILL MEANS EMPLOYED TO A GOOD END
CHAPTER XXIV OF THE ROMAN GRANDEUR
CHAPTER XXV NOT TO COUNTERFEIT BEING SICK
CHAPTER XXVI OF THUMBS
CHAPTER XXVII COWARDICE THE MOTHER OF CRUELTY
CHAPTER XXVIII ALL THINGS HAVE THEIR SEASON
CHAPTER XXIX OF VIRTUE
CHAPTER XXX OF A MONSTROUS CHILD
CHAPTER XXXI OF ANGER
CHAPTER XXXII DEFENCE OF SENECA AND PLUTARCH
CHAPTER XXXIII THE STORY OF SPURINA
CHAPTER XXXIV OBSERVATION ON A WAR ACCORDING TO JULIUS CAESAR
CHAPTER XXXV OF THREE GOOD WOMEN
CHAPTER XXXVI OF THE MOST EXCELLENT MEN
CHAPTER XXXVII OF THE RESEMBLANCE OF CHILDREN TO THEIR FATHERS
BOOK THE THIRD
CHAPTER I OF PROFIT AND

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"Lord Michel Eyquem de Montaigne (1533 – 1592) was one of the most influential writers of the French Renaissance, known for popularising the essay as a literary genre and is popularly thought of as the father of Modern Skepticism. He became famous for his effortless ability to merge serious intellectual speculation with casual anecdotes and autobiography—and his massive volume Essais (translated literally as "Attempts") contains, to this day, some of the most widely influential essays ever written. Montaigne had a direct influence on writers the world over, including René Descartes,[3] Blaise Pascal, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Friedrich Nietzsche, Stefan Zweig, Eric Hoffer,[4] Isaac Asimov, and perhaps William Shakespeare.

In his own time, Montaigne was admired more as a statesman than as an author. The tendency in his essays to digress into anecdotes and personal ruminations was seen as detrimental to proper style rather than as an innovation, and his declaration that, 'I am myself the matter of my book', was viewed by his contemporaries as self-indulgent. In time, however, Montaigne would be recognized as embodying, perhaps better than any other author of his time, the spirit of freely entertaining doubt which began to emerge at that time." -- Wikipedia

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