Histoire de France 1715-1723

Volume 17

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Author: Jules Michelet
Published: 1877
Language: French
Wordcount: 106,396 / 362 pg
LoC Category: DC
Downloads: 1,146
Added to site: 2009.07.07
mnybks.net#: 24644
Genre: History
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rien trouvé de tel. La Régence n'est pas si sanglante, mais elle n'est guère moins violente dans son énorme brisement d'intérêts, d'idées, d'hommes, d'âmes et de caractères.

De là une grande fluctuation apparente dans ce volume. En relisant, je m'en étonne moi-même. C'est qu'il est fort et vrai, sincère, sans ménagement d'aucune sorte, ni prétention, ni adresse de littérature. L'histoire n'est pas un professeur de rhétorique qui ménage les transitions. Si le passage est brusque et la secousse rude, tant mieux; ce n'est qu'un trait de vérité de plus.

Mais c'est à mes dépens. Plus je suis vrai, moins je suis vraisemblable. Quelle belle prise pour la critique! Un historien qui, avec son principe simple, semble si souvent dévier, qui pas à pas suit misérablement les courbes infinies de la nature humaine, qui ose dire: «Dubo

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