Anul aparitiei: Caracterele 2 vol. Stoc anticariat ce trebuie reconfirmat. Adauga in cos. La Bruyere. Caracterele 2 vol. Editura: Pentru Literatura Universala. La Bruyere în Caracterele. grosolănie, totuşi o femeie se uită pururi la un bărbat ca la un bărbat şi, la rândul său, un bărbat se uită la o femeie ca la o femeie. The Project Gutenberg EBook of Les caractères, by Jean de la Bruyère This Quelquefois aussi il sait feindre le caractère le plus conforme aux vues qu’il a et.

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Full text of “The “Characters” of Jean de la Bruyère”

It is not so easy to obtain a reputation by a perfect work as to enhance the value of an indifferent one by a reputation already acquired. Our author calls Lulli “Amphion,” a Greek musician who is said to have built Thebes by the music of his lute.

Compare also sermon x. Often a former gallant wants nothing but the name to be the husband of the woman he loves ; if It was not for this circumstance he would have been dismissed a thou- sand times. It is no more in our power to love always than it was not to love at all.

Many people perceive the merit of a manuscript which is read to them, but will not declare themselves in its favour until they see what success it has in the world when printed, or what intelligent men will say about it. The reason is his own opinion, and the examples are his own writings.

A fool may sometimes admire him, but then he is only a fool ; an intelligent man has within him the germs of all truth and of all sentiments ; carafterele is new to him ; he admires few things, but he finds that many things deserve some praise. He gives a supper, and says to his guests: An Account of the Life and Writings of M.

It sometimes happens that a woman conceals from a man the love she feels for him, while he only feigns a passion he does not feel. Women do not like those same charms in one another which render them agreeable to men: She cajoles and caresses him, and every day invents some new pretty names for him ; the ” dear husband ” and his wife have but one bedroom, and would not sleep in any other room.

There were fifteen tresoriers at Caen, of whom bruyerr some were obliged to reside there, but all became ennobled by virtue of their office, and received as non-residents a yearly salary of about livres.


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Treachery, if I may say so, is a falsehood told by the whole body ; in a woman it is the art of arranging words or actrons for the purpose of deceiving us, and sometimes of making use of vows and promises which it costs her no more to break than it did to make. But such a character brought on the stage, made to stop for any length of time, during one or two catacterele, and depicted as natural and as like the original as possible, will be as dull and as tedious as it well can be.

Claudia waits for him till he is satiated with Messalina. The 18th century was a wealth of knowledge, exploration and rapidly growing technology and expanding record-keeping made possible by advances in the printing press.

Jean de La Bruyère

Un ochi nascut parca pentru a vedea spectacolul, cultivat cu grija si provocat sa se deschida spre perceptii multiple, ne ghideaza de fiecare data in cartile autorului. Servois, this edition is mentioned in Lowndes’ ” Tiie Bibliographer’s Manual,” but I have not been able to find it there. La Rochefoucauld and La Bruyere Editura: The first hides lq weaknesses underneath a plausible outside ; the second conceals a rich store of virtue underneath a free and natural air.

He is seen with them when they drive about in the streets, and during their walks, as well as in their pew at church and bruyeree box at the theatre ; he goes the same round of visits as they do, and attends on them when they go to the baths, to watering-places, and on their travels ; he has the most comfortable apartment at their country- seat. There is in the first more of what we admire and what we ought even to imitate ; and in the second more of what we perceive in others or feel within ourselves.

Intoxicated people were often represented on the stage in La Bruyere’s time.

We should only endeavour to think and speak correctly ourselves, without wishing to bring others over to our” taste and opinions ;i this would be too great an undertaking. Perhaps it may be said that ” such characters are natural.

The paragraph beginning “A man feeds ” and ending “nurses” was only printed for the first time in the fourth edition of the ” Characters,” published in Also the Manner of Living with Great Men; This assurance makes him less cautious, and he is caught by some rogues through this failing.

His laa individual quality is his sublime genius, to which he is beholden for some of the most beautiful verses ever read ; for the plots of his plays, in which he sometimes ventures to transgress the rules of the ancients ; and finally, for his catastrophes. Compare for example Addison’s paper about the opera, Spectator No. The lives of heroes have enriched history, and history has adorned the actions of heroes ; and bruuyere I cannot say whether the historians are more indebted to those who provided them with such noble materials, or those great men to their historians.


To cease from loving is a distinct proof that the powers of man are limited and his affections as well.

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Destouches’ best comedies is called Le Glorieux. The notion of ‘taste’ not only helped to shape a new dominant culture, but also registered the conflicts within that culture between a view of taste that presupposted the values of ‘polite society’ as an exclusive though not necessarily aristocratic group, and a view that stressed the value of the classical-humanist tradition as a source of standards ratified by a broader public.

It is virtue alone which should guide us in the choice of our friends, without any inquiry into their poverty or riches ; and as we are resolved not to abandon them in adversity, we may boldly and freely cultivate their friendship even in their greatest prosperity. Moliere felt a somewhat similar bitterness ; at least in the dedication of les Fdcheux he says to Louis XIV. The whole genius of an author consists in giving accurate definitions and in painting well.

May I not have the same correct thought after them, as others may have after me? I have deferred it for a long time, but after all I have suffered it must come out at last ; and I hope my frankness may be of some service to those ladies who, not deeming one confessor sufficient to guide them, show no discrimination in the choice of their directors. See also page 43, note i.

With an Original Chapter, of the Manner of L. What is to be done with Egesippus who solicits some employment? An affected and pretentious woman is all deportment and words ; a sensible woman shows her sense by her behaviour. Emira had two brothers, both young, and so handsome that all the ladies of the city were in love with them, whilst she herself loved them as a true sister.

He who excels in his art, so as to carry it to the utmost height of perfection, goes in some measure beyond it, and becomes the equal of whatever is most noble and most transcendental: