Oeuvres Completes de Rollin

Histoire Ancienne, Tome 1

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Author: Charles Rollin
Published: 1921
Language: French
Wordcount: 160,683 / 542 pg
LoC Category: DG
Downloads: 451
Added to site: 2009.01.07
mnybks.net#: 23039
Genre: History
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t le but plutôt que de s'exposer à le franchir; mais, s'il se borne à cultiver des vérités connues, il sait les rendre fécondes. Il n'appelle point les réformes, mais il les accepte des mains de l'expérience. Un autre écrivain, qui souvent a servi de guide à l'auteur du Traité des Études; qui, en voulant former l'orateur, s'occupe d'abord à former l'homme de bien, et conduit son élève à l'éloquence par la vertu, Quintilien, interdit aux soins paternels l'ouvrage de l'éducation. Il veut développer par l'émulation nos facultés naissantes, et paraît craindre qu'amollis par les douceurs de la vie domestique, l'ame ne perde son ressort et le corps sa vigueur. Peut-être, en prononçant cette exclusion rigoureuse, Quintilien n'a-t-il pas assez rendu justice à cette éducation qui ne sépare point ceux qu'unit la nature; qui permet de ch

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