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Charles de Brosses


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Charles de Brosses : unknown

Leon Edel, introducing Henry James's letters from 1869-70: " [James] traveled in 1869, reading Goethe, Stendhal, the President de Brosses and Hawthorne."

Century: 1850-1899     Reader/Listener/Group: Henry James      Print: Book


Charles de Brosses : Lettres familieres ecrites d'Italie en 1739 et 1740

Henry James to William James, 8 March 1870: "During the past month I have been ... reading among other things Browning's Ring and Book ... the President de Brosse's delightful letters, Crabbe Robinson's memoirs and the new vol. of Ste Beuve."

Century: 1850-1899     Reader/Listener/Group: Henry James      Print: Book


Charles De Brosses : Histoire des navigations aux terres australes, contenant ce que l'on sait des moeurs et des productions des contr?es d?couvertes jusqu'? ce jour

'Possibly that might be Cape Horn, but a fog which overcast it almost immediately after we saw it, hindered our making any material observations upon it; so that all we can say is, that it was the southernmost land we saw, and does not answer badly to the description of Cape Horn given by the French, who place it upon an island, and say that it is two bluff headlands (vide Histoire des Navigat. aux terres australes, tom i. p. 356).'

Century: 1700-1799     Reader/Listener/Group: Joseph Banks      Print: Book


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