Excerpt: ...and that his example would help me to act in a similar manner when my turn came. Interrupting me, he begged that it might happen so, and that the conversation which had passed between us might not be mere words, but might be impressed deeply on our minds, to be put in exercise at the first occasion; and that this was the real object and aim of all philosophy. He then took my hand, and continued: "Brother, friend, there are many acts of my life, I think, which have cost me as much difficulty as this one is likely ...
Excerpt: ...and that his example would help me to act in a similar manner when my turn came. Interrupting me, he begged that it might happen so, and that the conversation which had passed between us might not be mere words, but might be impressed deeply on our minds, to be put in exercise at the first occasion; and that this was the real object and aim of all philosophy. He then took my hand, and continued: "Brother, friend, there are many acts of my life, I think, which have cost me as much difficulty as this one is likely to do; and, after all, I have been long prepared for it, and have my lesson by heart. Have I not lived long enough? I am just upon thirty-three. By the grace of God, my days so far have known nothing but health and happiness; but in the ordinary course of our unstable human affairs, this could not have lasted much longer; it would have become time for me to enter on graver avocations, and I should thus have involved myself in numberless vexations, and, among them, the troubles of old age, from which I shall now be exempt. Moreover, it is probable that hitherto my life has been spent more simply, and with less of evil, than if God had spared me, and I had survived to feel the thirst for riches and worldly prosperity. I am sure, for my part, that I now go to God and the place of the blessed." He seemed to detect in my expression some inquietude at his words; and he exclaimed, "What, my brother, would you make me entertain apprehensions? Had I any, whom would it become so much as yourself to remove them?" The notary, who had been summoned to draw up his will, came in the evening, and when he had the documents prepared, I inquired of La Boetie if he would sign them. "Sign them," cried he; "I will do so with my own hand; but I could desire more time, for I feel exceedingly timid and weak, and in a manner exhausted." But when I was going to change the conversation, he suddenly rallied, said he had but a short time to live, and asked if the notary...
Very Good. THREE VOLUMES. Slipcased Hardcover. Near Fine condition; edges, corners, and covers of book show very minor wear. No underlining; no highlighting; no internal markings. No pricing stickers. No remainder mark. Slipcases in very good condition. Slipcase for volume one has wear to corners and edges. Stored in sealed plastic protection. In the event of a problem we guarantee full refund. 1946. Slipcased Hardcover.
Fine- 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" 403pp. Brown cloth binding stamp in gold on spine. Rebound with original binding and new endpapers. Translated by George B. Ives, introductions by Grace Norton. Photos on request.
Fair. 614 pages. Hardcover with dustjacket. Reading copy. Dustjacket has a few chips on front top and bottom cover. Staining on bottom of pages. ESSAYS. By simply being himself, and revealing himself, Montaigne has made a unique contribution to the literature of the world. Includes an Index. (Key Words: Essays, E. J. Trechmann, J. M. Robertson, Animals, Caesar, Fame, Glory, God, Poets, Socrates, Woman, Montaigne).
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Fair. Volume One only, of a two-volume edition. Ex-library copy, with usual stamps and labels, in library binding. Some creasing and edgewear to pages, with some wear to covers. No dust-wrapper. No publication date.
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