A Literary Manual Of Foreign Quotations, Ancient And Modern; With Illustrations From American And…

Paperback | January 31, 2012

byJohn Devoe Belton

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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. 1890. Excerpt: ... To your inferiors, you should use a hearty benevolence in your words and actions, instead of a refined politeness, which would be apt to make them suspect that you rather laughed at them. For example you must show civility to a mere country gentleman in a very different manner from what you do to a man of the world. Chesterfield: "Letters to his Godson," p. 192. Vous l'avez voulu; vous l'avez voulu, George Dandin. (moliere, Dandin, i., 9.) You wanted it, you wanted it, George Dandin. This is generally quoted as, Tu Vas voulu, George Dandin. In Moliere's comedy, Dandin, a rich peasant, marries a noble's daughter, and suffers many things in consequence. After an especially humiliating scene with his aristocratic connections, he makes the above exclamation to himself, which is quoted as a kind of jesting me a culpa. Among other allusions to French literature to be met with in English books are the following: Vous etes orfcvre, Monsieur Josse. (Moliere, L'Amour Medecin, i., 1.) "You are a goldsmith, Monsieur Josse." M. Josse had advised Sganerelle to cure his daughter's melancholy by a present of diamonds, rubies,-and emeralds, when Sganerelle makes the above answer, which is quoted as an ironical rebuke of interested advice. Tous les genres sont dons, hors le genre ennuyeux. "All kinds are good except the tiresome kind." The sentence is from Voltaire's preface to the " Enfant Prodigue." In his sixth Discours Voltaire tells us how to be bores: Le secret d'ennuyer est celui de tout dire. "The secret of being tiresome is to tell every thing." Et Von revient toujours A sespremiers amours. (St. Just.) "One always comes back to his first loves." Mais ok sont Us neiges d'antan?" But where are the snows of yester year?" This is the refrain of Villon's "Ballade des D...

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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. 1890. Excerpt: ... To your inferiors, you should use a hearty benevolence in your words and actions, instead of a refined politeness, which would...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:76 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.16 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217670938

ISBN - 13:9780217670937

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