Michel de montaigne the essays

It is not without reason that childhood and simplicity have been recommended by holy writ itself. It will be a memorial of your old companion.

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Documenting such manifold differences between customs and opinions is, for him, an education in humility : Manners and opinions contrary to mine do not so much displease as instruct me; nor so much make me proud as they humble me.

Good night, my wife; go thy way. Michel de Montaigne. Antoine at Bordeaux, where they still continue. Let me only say that, wherever I have been, and with whomsoever I have conversed, I have represented you as doing for me all that a father could do for a son; both in the care with which you tended my education, and in the zeal with which you pushed me forward into public life, so that my whole existence is a testimony of your good offices towards me.

She had called in physician and apothecary, and prayed me to lose no time coming, which after dinner I did. He employed the years, and in making fresh additions to his book; and even in the approaches of old age he might fairly anticipate many happy hours, when he was attacked by quinsy, depriving him of the power utterance.

His book was different from all others which were at that date in the world. I should also regret it on account of such as have, in my lifetime, valued me, and whose conversation I should like to have enjoyed a little longer; and I beseech you, my brother, if I leave the world, to carry to them for me an assurance of the esteem I entertained for them to the last moment of my existence.

What most annoyed him in the Eternal City was the number of Frenchmen he met, who all saluted him in his native tongue; but otherwise he was very comfortable, and his stay extended to five months.

In particular, it was proven by the nobility each showed in facing their deaths.

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