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Francois Fenelon


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Francois Fenelon : Abrege des vies des anciens philosophes

'What are you reading? I am waiting for an account of "Waverl[e]y" from you. - The principal part of my reading in addition to Mathematics &c has been "the Exiles of Siberia", "Hoole's Tasso['s] Jerusalem", "Oberon" translated from the German by Southeby, "Beatties Minstrel", Savage's poems, Fenelons "lives of ancient Philosophers" and "the Miseries of Human life" 2 vols. If there is any of these that you have not seen - and want my sentiments about - you shall have them in my next'.

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Thomas Carlyle      Print: Book


Francois de Salignac de la Mothe Fenelon : Les Adventures de Telemaque

[Percy Shelley's Reading List for 1816. The diary from May 1815-July 1816 is lost, so this list is our only record of Shelley's reading in early 1816. Later in the year texts are referred to in diary entries so as far as possible these works are not given separate database references based on this list.] 'Works of Theocritus Moschus &c - Greek Prometheus of Eschylus - Greek Works of Lucian - Greek x Telemacho La Nouvelle Heloise x Blackwell's His. of the Court of August De Natura Lucretius Epistolae Plinii Annals by Tacitus Several of Plutarchs Lives - Greek Germania of Tacitus Memoires d'un Detenu Histoire de la Revolution par Rabault and Lacretelle Montaignes Essays Tasso Life of Cromwell Lockes Essay Political Justice Lorenzo de Medicis Coleridges Lay Sermon'

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Percy Bysshe Shelley      Print: Book


Francois de Salignac de la Mothe-Fenelon : Les Aventures de Telemaque

Elizabeth Barrett to her uncle, Samuel Moulton-Barrett, c. December 1816: 'I have finished "Telemaque," and have read one, or two of Racine's plays, which I like very much'.

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Elizabeth Barrett      Print: Book


Francois Fenelon : Les Aventures de Telemaque, fils d'Ulysse, ou suite du quatrieme livre de l'Odyssee d'Homere

'Read Lindsays dramas & Telemaque'

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Mary Shelley      Print: Book


Francois Fenelon : [Letters]

'When one reads in Fenelon's last Letter to the Kings Confessor "Quand j'aurai l'honneur de voir Dieu, je lui demanderai cette Grace" - speaking of the Life & Health of Louis 14ze one thinks of the Fellow hanged for murder here some Years ago, on his Brother's Evidence: who sayd to the Clergyman that attended him - "When I see God Almighty I will not give my Brother Charles a good Character to him".'

Century: 1700-1799     Reader/Listener/Group: Hester Lynch Thrale      Print: Book


François de Salignac de la Mothe-Fénelon  : unknown

Robert Southey to John May, 26 June, 1797: '...the French never can have a good epic poem till they have republicanized their language; it appears to me a thing impossible in their metres; & for the prose of Fenelon Florian & Bitaubè — I find it peculiarly unpleasant. I have sometimes read the works of Florian aloud; his stories are very interesting & well conducted, but in reading them I have been felt obliged to simplify as I read & omit most of the similes & apostrophes. they disgusted me & I felt ashamed to pronounce them. Ossian is the only book bearable in this stile, there is a melancholy obscurity in the history of Ossian & of almost his heroes that must please — ninety nine readers in an hundred cannot understand Ossian & therefore they like the book. I read it always with renewed pleasure.'

Century: 1700-1799     Reader/Listener/Group: Robert Southey      Print: Book


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