Critical Miscellanies, Vol. II

Essay 3: Condorcet

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Author: John Morley (Viscount Morley)
Published: 1905
Language: English
Wordcount: 25,347 / 83 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 52.9
LoC Category: PN
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Added to site: 2008.02.03
mnybks.net#: 19942
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Essays
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preme passion; he won the admiration of the lighter souls by his plays, of the learned by his interest in science, of the men of letters by his never-ceasing flow of essays, criticisms, and articles, not one of which lacks vigour and freshness and sparkle; he was the most active, bitter, and telling foe of what was then the most justly abhorred of all institutions--the Church. Add to these remarkable titles to honour and popularity that he was no mere declaimer against oppression and injustice in the abstract, but the strenuous, persevering, and absolutely indefatigable champion of every victim of oppression or injustice whose case was once brought under his eye.

It is not difficult to perceive the fascination which Voltaire, with this character and this unrivalled splendour of public position, would have for a man like Condorcet. He conceived the warmest attachment to Voltaire, and Voltaire in turn the highest respect for him. Their correspondence (1770-1778) is perhaps as interesting as any letters o

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