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...Jean de La Fontaine was born on 8 July 1621 in Château-Thierry, in Champagne, to middle-class parents. After a period of initiation into Parisian literary life, Paul Pellisson introduced him to the entourage of the superintendent...
...Louis-François Ladvocat was born in 1644 and died on 8 February 1735. Almost nothing is known of the life of this French philosopher and man of law, other than that he was dean of the court of accounts when he died. His brother Louis must...
...Charles de Marguetel de Saint-Denis, seigneur de Saint-Évremond, was born in Saint-Denis-le-Guast, near Coutances, on 1 April 1613 and died in London on 29 September 1703. He was the youngest child and destined for a career...

Guyau, Jean-Marie (1854–1888)

Federico Testa

Federico Testa is with the Institute of Advanced Study, University of Warwick, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Jean-Marie Guyau was born in Laval on October 28, 1854. He began his classical and philosophical education at a very early age, under the mentorship of his relative Alfred Fouillée. At the age of seventeen, Guyau obtained the title...
...Lamy, Guillaume Guillaume Lamy was a philosopher and physician with strong atomistic leanings, who worked in Paris in the second half of the seventeenth century. Very little is known of Lamy’s life. He was born in Coutances at an unknown...

Lecture XXXIV

Aesthetics and Religion in Nineteenth-Century Britain : Volume 2: Keble’s Lectures on Poetry, 1832–1841

Bloomsbury Academic, 2003

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...The reason why Christians view Lucretius, Epicurean though he is, more indulgently than his own countrymen did. The reason is partly his mental affliction : which is established both by external testimony and by internal indications. How...

Lecture XXXV

Aesthetics and Religion in Nineteenth-Century Britain : Volume 2: Keble’s Lectures on Poetry, 1832–1841

Bloomsbury Academic, 2003

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...How Lucretius unconsciously serves the cause of Religion : first, because he again and again laments the vanity of life, even the life of ease and pleasure : and next, in that the consolations for it which he suggests are such as lead us...
...Cavendish, Margaret, Duchess of Newcastle Charleton, Walter Hobbes, Thomas Walter Charleton was born in Shepton Mallet, Somerset in February 1619/20, and died impoverished in London on 6 May 1707. His father, the rector of Shepton Mallet...

Lecture XXXII

Aesthetics and Religion in Nineteenth-Century Britain : Volume 2: Keble’s Lectures on Poetry, 1832–1841

Bloomsbury Academic, 2003

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...Lucretius and Virgil are taken as specimens of the two classes of the poetry which deals with Nature. Lucretius’ main delight was in the mystery and infinity of Nature, the vast ranges and the splendour of the heavens, the restless play...

Lecture XXXIII

Aesthetics and Religion in Nineteenth-Century Britain : Volume 2: Keble’s Lectures on Poetry, 1832–1841

Bloomsbury Academic, 2003

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...The simplicity of the poetic machinery in Lucretius. The two methods by which Poets describe what is legendary and foreign to their readers. Analogy as a universal description of a particular detail. Instances of both methods given from...