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"AL SERIES URE FRANÇAISE JPREMiERE ANNÉE E. AUBERT Il "^ OF THE BY l--'L^.i/j^/^eu de tales changent, le droit a ses époques. Plaisante justice, qu'une rivière ou une montagne borne. Vérité en deçà des Pyrénées, erreur au delà. II. Les sciences ontdeux extrémités qui se touchent: la première est la pure ignorance naturelle où se hommes naissant.trouvent tous les en L'autre extrémité est celle où arrivent les grandes âmes, qui, ayant parcouru tout ce que leshommes peuvent savoir, trouvent qu'ils ne savent rien, et se ren- contrent dans cette même ignorance d'où ils sont partis. Mais c'est une savante qui se qui sont sortisconnaît. Ceux de l'ignorance natu- relle, et n'ont pu arriver à l'autre, ont quelque tein- ture de cette science suffisante, et font les entendus. Ceux-là troublent le monde, et jugent plus mal de tout que les autres. Le peuple et les habiles composent, pour l'ordinaire, le train du monde; les autres le en sontméprisent, et méprisés. MIskRE DE l'homme. Les hommes n'ayant pu guérir la mort, la misère, l'ignorance, se sont avisés pour se rendre heureux de ne point penser : c'est tout ce qu'ils ont puy inventer pour se consoler de tant de maux. Mais ^2. PENSÉES DIVERSES. une consolation bien misérable, puisqu'elle vac'est non pas à guérir le mal, mais à le cacher simple- pour un peu de temps, et qu'en le cachantment fait qu'on ne pense pas à le guérir véritable-elle ment.

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"AL SERIES
URE FRANÇAISE
JPREMiERE ANNÉE
E. AUBERTIl
"^
OF THE
BY
l--'L^.i/j^/^<^^ û/n^'
y^crNORMAL SERIES
Littérature Française
PREMIÈRE ANNÉE
MOYEN-AGE. RENAISSANCE, DIX-SEP-
TIÈME SIÈCLE
AUBERTE,
Normal Collège, Nrw York, autour det Échos et duReflets,
Colhquial French Driil, et aes Élans et Tristesses
NEW YORK
HENRY HOLT AND COMPANYCopyright, 1886,bv
Henby Holt & Co.PREFACE.
This volume contains in substance the first part
of the course on French Literature given in the
Normal Collège.
Though adapted to the requirements of a spécial
and to certain conditions of space andprogramme
with advantage be used wherever anlime, it can
interest is taken or instruction given in French
Literature. It recommends itself particularly to
American teachers and students as a book, not
imported into, but grown out of, the class-room.
The biographical and critical notices are short,
simplestcomprehensive, in the clearest and possible
in them,style. There is nothing elaborate nothing
superfluous. Each of them is followed by a criti-
cism on the writer under considération, by some
one whose judgment is of some account in the
world of letters. It is both interesting and instruc-
ive to know what good critics think of good
writers.
textsThe from the latter hâve been seîected with
great care. They are not extracts more or less
curtailed, which give an idea of a literary workIV PREFACE.
about as exactly as a stone offers the image of the
from taken. Whenever itmonument which it is
has been practicable, a whole work is reviewed.
The parts that are not indispensable are summarily
delineated or analyzed; the passages best calculated
to illustrate the author's manner and originality'are
given in full. Thus the reader will find the whole
" Molière'splot of Corneille's tragedy Horace," of
comedy *'Les Femmes savantes," etc.
Following thèse texts will be found a collection
of the author's sententious and popular sayings.
afford harvest beautiful quotations, whichThey a of
every one can turn to account.
Foot-notes hâve been added only to explain what
will not be found in an ordinary dictionary.
It will be noticed that some of the text is
printed with the Unes well apart, and some with
former portionthem close together. The is for
recitation and colloquial exercise, the portion in
close print is for reading and explaining. The
sélections are of sufficient variety and excellence to
commend ail of fine literature.themselves to lovers
E. A.