Lives of the Novelists Volume 1-2 Walter Scott

ISBN: 9781230465517

Published: September 12th 2013

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112 pages


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Lives of the Novelists Volume 1-2  by  Walter Scott

Lives of the Novelists Volume 1-2 by Walter Scott
September 12th 2013 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 112 pages | ISBN: 9781230465517 | 7.37 Mb

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1825 edition. Excerpt: ... LE SAGE. We mustMoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher.

Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1825 edition. Excerpt: ... LE SAGE. We must commence our biographical sketch of this delightful author, with the vain regret, that we can say little of his private life which can possibly interest the public. The distinguished men of genius, whom, after death, our admiration is led almost to canonize, have the lot of the holy men, who, spending their lives in obscurity, poverty, and maceration, incur contempt, and perhaps persecution, to have shrines built for the protection of their slightest relics, when once they are no more. Like the life-of so many of those who have contributed most largely to the harmless enjoyments of mankind, that of Le Sage was laborious, obscure, and supported with difficulty by the reward of his literary exertions.

DEGREES -. Alain Rfne Le Sage was born in a village near lo the town of Vannes, in Brittany, about the year 1668. The profession of his father is not mentioned- but as he bequeathed some property to his son, he could not be of a very low rank. Unfortunately he died early, and his son fell under the tutelage of an uncle, so negligent of one of the most sacred duties of humanity, that he neglected alike the fortune and education of his ward. The latter defect was, in a great measure, supplied by the affection of the pere Bochard, of the order of Jesuits, principal of the college of Vannes, who, interested in the talents displayed by the young Le Sage, took pleasure in cultivating his taste for literature.

Our author, however, must have been late in attracting Bochards notice: for when he came to Paris in 1693, jn his twenty-fifth year, his principal object was to prosecute his philosophical studies, with vhat ultimate view does not appear. With good humour and liveliness, joined to youth, and, it is said, a remarkably...



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