Letters from M. de Voltaire to Several of His Friends

Letters from M. de Voltaire to Several of His Friends

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1773 edition. Excerpt: ...ever wrote half so good a one. If princesses apply themselves to the cultivation of their minds, the Salic law must quickly be abolished. Have you not observed, my dear friend, that all our great examples, and all our most usesul knowledge, comes from the north? Newton, Locke, Gustavus, Peter, and the rest of them, were not educated at Rome, in the college de Prtpaganda. I have read lately a most voluminous apology for the Jesuits, wherein all the great ge This apology for the Jesuits was written by father Ceruli, at present an abbe. This man, who niuses of our age are enumerated.--They are all Jesuits. There is, fays the author, Perussau, Neuville, Griffet, Chapelain, Baudori, BusEer, Debillon, Castel, Laborde, Briet, Gamier, Pezenas, Siennez, Hut, and who was formerly a Jesuit, Is patronised by the princess of Carignan, who has given him an apartment in her own palace at Paris. Some Janscnists scruple not also to assert, that both the apologist and his brother Berthier have private pensions from several ladies about the court, strongly attached to the late modest and humble society of Jesuits. D'AIembert certainly deserves the thanks of his countrymen, for his generous resusal of the offer made him by rhe empress of Russia. It is noble in a queen to invite a philosopher to her court, to instruct her son, and teach him to promote the happiness and glory of his country; but a Frenchman, whose merit and virtues are all that he can boast, should never banish himself, but remain devoted to his country, and his friends. Perdition on those weak and inconstant minds, who sell to foreigners their talents and their service 1 A Frenchman should not, cannot, indeed, live with any satisfaction out of his own country. Of this Voltaire is a miserable example, ..show more

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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236554124
  • 9781236554123