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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Now for the first time these high-quality digital copies of original 18th century manuscripts are available in print, making them highly accessible to libraries, undergraduate students, and independent scholars.

We are astonished when we read them, as well as tired out by their conversation or their works. Some people, after having read a book, quote certain passages which they do not thoroughly under- stand, and moreover completely change their character by what they put in of their own.

The “Characters” of Jean de la Bruyère

Formerly, when I was quite young, I imagined those passages were clear and intelligible to the actors, the pit, and the galleries ; that the authors themselves understood them, and that I must have been very dull not to understand what it was all about. Adrien Baillet, an erudite scholar and fertile author, is also mentioned by some ” Keys. I think so, at least, by the agitation they ka in and by the self- satisfied air with which they applaud their success.

A weak woman is one who is blamed for a fault for which she blames herself; whose feelings are strug- gling with reason, and who should like to be cured of her folly, but is never cured, or not till very late in life.

Is it impossible for a husband to discover the art of making his wife love him?

There exists nothing so subtle, so simple, and carxcterele imperceptible which is not revealed to us by a something in its composition. But what an author might have been formed of these two comic writers! Destouches’ best comedies is called Le Glorieux. In both Ronsard 2 and Balzac, each in their kind, are found a sufficient number of good and bad things to form after them very great men either in verse caraccterele prose. Perhaps, therefore, the feelings our author entertained for the people may be explained by atavism.

Up to now, the story of chance has been written by historians of mathematical thought and has focused on calculation, probability and gambling. An insensible woman is one who has not yet met the person whom she is gruyere love. In certain writ- ings, on the contrary, a man sometimes may be bold in his expressions, and use metaphorical phrases which depict his subject vividly, whilst pitying those who do not feel the pleasure there is in employing and under- standing them.


Caracterle study shows that the position of La Rochefoucauld and la Bruyere as ‘moralists’ is more ambiguous than the usual neat definitions of the term would allow. But now I am undeceived. See page 66, note. From two such characters might be formed a third worse than any. Out of revenge the poet, in his Epodesv. It is not sufficient for the manners of the stage not to be bad ; they should be decent and instructive. They are dangerous models, and induce those who endeavour to follow them to adopt a cold, vulgar, and ridiculous style.

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Aristus says, ” I was prevailed upon to read my works gruyere Zoilus,! It is noble, yet sympathetic, whilst inspiring respect and confidence, and makes us view princes as of lofty, nay, of very lofty rank, without making us feel that we are of inferior condition.! The plan of the book is thoroughly original, if that term may be accorded to a novel, and skillful combination of elements exists in it.

Lise, who is more or less in years, in trying to render a young woman ridiculous, has changed so much as to become frightful. Theophile de Viaua writer of tragedies and a poet, was by some caracteele his contemporaries though t to be a rival of Malherbe. A man storms and rails at a woman who no longer cares for him, but he finds consolation ; a woman is not so vociferous when she is forsaken, but she re- mains unconsolable for a longer time.

It is not thought odd to hear a whole theatre ring with laughter at some passage of a comedy, but, on the contrary, it implies that it was al, and very naturally performed ; therefore the extreme restraint every one puts on himself not to shed tears and the affected laughter with which 1 This is said to be a hit at the partisans of Quinault, who could see no charms in anything except in his operas.

He is only remembered by his licentious and satirical Histoire laa euse des Gaules, for which he was banished from the court for more than twenty years. You are mistaken, Philemon, if you think you will be esteemed a whit the more for your showy coach, the large number of rogues who follow you, and those six horses that draw you along ; we mentally remove all splendour which is not properly yours, to reach you personally, and find you to be a mere conceited noodle.


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I excuse him, and bryuere no more from any author ; I even pity him for Beuyere to so many fine things which were not his own.

A blockhead cannot enter a room, nor leave it, nor sit down, nor rise, nor be silent, nor stand on his legs like an intelligent man. But why and wherefore this Abbd has been singled out, has not reached posterity. It is seldom that either by our virtue or strength of mind we overcome a great affliction ; we weep bitterly and are deeply moved, but afterwards we are either so weak or so flighty that we console ourselves.

And lest he be afraid I should never carafterele done with those additions, I added to all this care a sincere promise to venture on nothing more of the kind.

The first hides her weaknesses underneath a plausible outside ; the second conceals a rich store of virtue underneath a free and natural air.

Criticism is often not a science but a trade, re- quiring more health than intelligence, more industry than capacity, more practice than genius. I dare say it: It is more visible in immoderate laughter than in the most passionate grief; and we avert our faces when we laugh or weep in the presence of people of rank, or of all those whom we respect.

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. A woman avoids being a coquette if she steadfastly loves a certain person, but she is not thought sane if she persists in a bad choice.

Thus we agree but ill with ourselves, for we should like to have others dependent on us, but it must cost us nothing ; and we should like to see our friends prosperous, yet when good fortune comes to 1 In the chapter “Of the Affection”,” La Bruyere has borrowed a goodly number of ideas of Seneca’s treatise De beneficiis; this is one of them.