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Letters on England

By Voltaire

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Book Id: WPLBN0000661453
Format Type: PDF eBook
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Reproduction Date: 2005

Title: Letters on England  
Author: Voltaire
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Language: English
Subject: Fiction, Literature, Literature & drama
Collections: Penn State University's Electronic Classics Series Collection
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Introduction: Francois Marie Arouet, who called himself Voltaire, was the son of Francois Arouet of Poitou, who lived in Paris, had given up his office of notary two years before the birth of this his third son, and obtained some years afterwards a treasurer?s office in the Chambre des Comptes. Voltaire was born in the year 1694. He lived until within ten or eleven years of the outbreak of the Great French Revolution, and was a chief leader in the movement of thought that preceded the Revolution. Though he lived to his eighty-fourth year, Voltaire was born with a weak body.

Table of Contents
Contents LETTER I.?ON THE QUAKERS .............................................................................................................................. 6 LETTER II.?ON THE QUAKERS .......................................................................................................................... 10 LETTER III.?ON THE QUAKERS ......................................................................................................................... 12 LETTER IV.?ON THE QUAKERS......................................................................................................................... 16 LETTER V.?ON THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND .................................................................................................. 20 LETTER VI.?ON THE PRESBYTERIANS............................................................................................................ 23 LETTER VII.?ON THE SOCINIANS, OR ARIANS, OR ANTITRINITARIANS ............................................. 24 LETTER VIII.?ON THE PARLIAMENT ............................................................................................................... 26 LETTER IX.?ON THE GOVERNMENT ............................................................................................................... 29 LETTER X.?ON TRADE ........................................................................................................................................ 33 LETTER XI.?ON INOCULATION ......................................................................................................................... 35 LETTER XII.?ON THE LORD BACON ................................................................................................................ 39 LETTER XIII.?ON MR. LOCKE........................................................................................................................... 43 LETTER XIV.?ON DESCARTES AND SIR ISAAC NEWTON........................................................................... 49 LETTER XV.?ON ATTRACTION.......................................................................................................................... 54 LETTER XVI.?ON SIR ISAAC NEWTON?S OPTICS ......................................................................................... 62 LETTER XVII.?ON INFINITES IN GEOMETRY, AND SIR ISAAC NEWTON?S CHRONOLOGY............. 65 LETTER XVIII.?ON TRAGEDY ............................................................................................................................ 71 LETTER XIX.?ON COMEDY ................................................................................................................................ 76 LETTER XX.?ON SUCH OF THE NOBILITY AS CULTIVATE THE BELLES LETTRES.............................. 81 LETTER XXIII.?ON THE REGARD THAT OUGHT TO BE SHOWN TO MEN OF LETTERS .................... 92 LETTER XXIV.?ON THE ROYAL SOCIETY AND OTHER ACADEMIES ...................................................... 96


 
 



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