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Montaigne Michel de Montaigne

Montaigne

Michel de Montaigne

Published January 1st 2012
ISBN : 9780217318815
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272 pages
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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1897. Excerpt: ... Chap. XXXVII Of the resemblance betweene children and fathers THISMoreBook may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1897. Excerpt: ... Chap. XXXVII Of the resemblance betweene children and fathers THIS hudling up of so much trash, or pack- Mon ing of so many severall pieces, is done so taignes strangely, as I never lay hands on it, but when essaysu an over lazie idlenesse urgeth me: and no where, m their but in mine owne house. So have it beene com- writing pact at sundry pauses, and contrived at severall intervalls, as occasions have sometime for many months together, here and there in other places, detained me. Besides, I never correct my first imaginations by the second, it may happen, I now and then alter some word, rather to diversifie, then take any thing away. My purpose is, to represent the progress of my humours, that every part be seene or member distinguished, as it was produced. I would to God I had begunne sooner, and knew the tracke of my changes, and course of my variations. A boy whom I employed to write for me, supposed he had gotten a rich bootie, when he stole some parts, which he best liked. But one thing comforts me that he shall gaine no more, then I lost by them. I am growne elder by seven or eight yeares since I beganne them- nor hath it beene without some new purchase. I have by the liberality of years acquainted my selfe with the stone-chollike. Their commerce and long conversation, is not easily past-over without some Mon- such-like fruite. I would be glad, that of many taigne re- other presents, they have ever in store, to bestow c0tohis up0n sucl1 as waite upon tnem l0ng, they nad disease ma DEGREESe choise of some one, that had beene more acceptable unto me: for they could never possesse me with any, that, even from my infancy, I hated more. Of all accidents incident to age, it was that I feared most. My selfe have many times thought, I went on too farre, and that to hold out so long a jou...