Correspondence

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Page 182 - Thus, the proposition, that the three angles of a triangle are not equal to two right angles...
Page 269 - enchanted" by "the King's encyclopedic range" of knowledge displayed in animated conversation "in a rather low voice"; to the Queen of Sweden Frederick wrote in 1781 in a mood of profound resignation tempered with humor: "Far from complaining that my end is near, I ought rather to apologize to the public for having had the impertinence to live so long, for having bored it and wearied it for three quarters of a century, which is past a joke...
Page 36 - I compassionate the misfortune which has happened to you, in losing a person to whom you were attached. The wounds of the heart are the most...
Page 121 - Sir, of the letters which you have done me the honour to write to me ... on the re-establishment of the Regiment of Infantry of Walsh.
Page 347 - The marine of England appears greatly fuperior, in manoeuvring, to that of France. Your countrymen want exercife, and experience, by the...
Page 281 - make thefe ignorant fpecies promote his end ? '« By their intereft, brethren. Yes ! Infamous " intereft ! For once, thou malt be ufeful to 5* mankind ; by exciting the paflions of thefe
Page 364 - Hiftory of the Revolutions of Greece, and of Italy. He comes to proclaim that aloud, in Germany, which he filently thought, in Italy.
Page 466 - Would you believe," he wrote to Darget in the spring of 1754, " that Voltaire, after all the tricks he has played me, has made approaches with a view to return ? Heaven preserve me ! He is good to read but dangerous to meet. You will laugh, despite your low spirits, when I tell you that I received letters from Maupertuis and Voltaire on the same day, both filled with recriminations. They take me for a drain-pipe into which...
Page 198 - ... of his language in an inverse ratio to the square of my ignorance. He led me from abstraction to abstraction, into labyrinths so dark that my poor understanding would have lost its road, had not our good Swiss Mr. Merian conducted me from these high infinitesimal regions, and safely landed me on the abject and crude globe on which I vegetate.

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