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The Essays of Montaigne Complete by Michel de Montaigne

The Essays of Montaigne Complete by Michel de Montaigne

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PGCC Collection: The Essays of Montaigne, Complete#20 in our series by Michel de Montaigne, Translator: CottonEdited by William Carew Hazlitt, 1877World eBook Library PGCC CollectionBringing the world's eBook Collection Togetherhttp://www.WorldLibrary.netProject Gutenberg Consortia Center is a member of theWorld eBook Library Consortia, http://WorldLibrary.net __________________________________________________ LimitationsBy accessing this file you agree to all the Terms andConditions, as stated here.This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no costand with almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copyit, give it away or re-use it under the terms of theProject Gutenberg License included with this eBook oronline at www.gutenberg.netHere are 3 of the more major items to consider:1. The eBooks on the PG sites are NOT 100% public domain,some of them are copyrighted and used by permissionand thus you may charge for redistribution only viadirect permission from the copyright holders.2. Project Gutenberg is a registered trademark [TM].For any other purpose than to redistribute eBookscontaining the entire Project Gutenberg file freeof charge and with the headers intact, permissionis required.3. The public domain status is per U.S. copyright law.This eBook is from the Project Gutenberg Consortium
Center of the United States.The mission of the Project Gutenberg Consortia Centeris to provide a similar framework for the collectionof eBook collections as does Project Gutenberg forsingle eBooks, operating under the practices, andgeneral guidelines of Project Gutenberg.The major additional function of Project GutenbergConsortia Center is to manage the addition of largecollections of eBooks from other eBook creation andcollection centers around the world.The complete license details are online at:http://gutenberg.net/license__________________________________________________ Title: The Essays of Montaigne, CompleteAuthor: Michel de MontaigneReleased: October, 2002 [eBook #3600][Posted: 05/28/01][Modified 11/10/01]PGCC Collection: Essays of Michel de Montaigne, CompleteeBook file: mn20v11.pdf or mn20v11.htmCorrected EDITIONS, mn20v12.pdfSeparate source VERSION, mn20v11a.pdf
*Ver.10/04/01*[NOTE: There is a short list of bookmarks, at the end of each volumefor those who may wish to sample the author's ideas before makingan entire meal of them. D.W.]ESSAYS OF MICHEL DE MONTAIGNETranslated by Charles CottonEdited by William Carew Hazilitt1877CONTENTS OF VOLUME 1.PrefaceThe Life of MontaigneThe Letters of MontaignePREFACE.The present publication is intended to supply a recognised deficiency inour literature--a library edition of the Essays of Montaigne. This greatFrench writer deserves to be regarded as a classic, not only in the landof his birth, but in all countries and in all literatures. His Essays,which are at once the most celebrated and the most permanent of hisproductions, form a magazine out of which such minds as those of Baconand Shakespeare did not disdain to help themselves; and, indeed, asHallam observes, the Frenchman's literary importance largely results fromthe share which his mind had in influencing other minds, coeval andsubsequent. But, at the same time, estimating the value and rank of theessayist, we are not to leave out of the account the drawbacks and thecircumstances of the period: the imperfect state of education, thecomparative scarcity of books, and the limited opportunities ofintellectual intercourse. Montaigne freely borrowed of others, and he

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