The Decline of the Age of Louis Xiv

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CHAPTER I
1
Depopulation of France
7
From Blenheim to Oudenarde
13
Completion of the palace 1689 The kings private apartments
19
The gardens Samains sonnet
25
Daily life of Louis XIV
37
Morals of the period
43
La Bruyeres pupil
49
With the Princesse des Ursins
218
Mme de Maintenon considered as a letterwriter
224
Mme de Maintenons work at SaintCyr
232
Its success and influence
238
His individuality
245
Fenelons Fables
252
His descriptive style
259
Fenelon and Bossuet
267

Death of La Bruyere
55
Conversation Women Financiers
61
Apology for the Christian Faith
68
Influence on the eighteenth century
74
THE DRAMA
75
La GrangeChancel La Fosse
81
Le Mercure galant Ésope d la Cour
88
Le Chevalier d la Mode
94
Conduct of the play
98
Le Tuteur Les Curieux de Compiigne
100
His life
106
Traitants
112
Lesage and the Thidtre de la Foire
118
Le Lgataire universel Le Joueur
124
His comedies
132
CHAPTER V
138
The Temple
144
His poetry Examples
151
Cafés Rousseau and the Café Laurent
154
CHAPTER VI
160
Bayle and Courtilz Mme dAulnoy
166
Bernier Jean Thévenot Chardin
172
Voyage et Avantures de Franqois Leguât
178
Contes du temps passi
184
Pétis de La Croix and Les Mille et Un Jours
190
Mimoires de Gramont
194
CHAPTER VII
200
Her daily routine
206
Correspondence with her brother
212
Fénelons grands vicaires
273
His correspondence
280
Portrait of himself
286
To the Duc de Bourgogne
292
MASSILLON
297
Massillon
303
Funeral orations
310
How far does he foreshadow the eighteenth century?
316
The great age of Classicism
323
Fontenelles Digression sur les Anciens et les Modernes
329
Perraults Parallele des Anciens et des Modernes
335
The reconciliation Perraults fifth dialogue
341
Mme Dadeis attack on La Motte La Motte and Fenelon
346
Reaction from the more extreme views of the moderns
352
His importance in the history of French thought
359
Critique gitUrale de PHistoire de Calvinisme
366
Nouvelles de la Ripublique des Let tres
372
Dismissal from his professorship
379
Later writings
385
His appeal to Faith How far sincere?
391
CHAPTER XII
397
Entretiens sur la PluraliU des Mondes Popularity of astronomy
403
Histoire des Oracles and De lOrigine des Fables
409
His scientific studies The Académie des Sciences
416
Fontenelles position and character
422
His Projet de Paix and Discours sur la Polysynodie
428
Extraordinary Voyages
434
Memoirs
440

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