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HALL, Evelyn Beatrice (Stephen G. TALLENTYRE)



The Friends of Voltaire


Ch. 1 :  D'Alembert : The Thinker

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He who has lost only those of whose faith and truth he is sure, has not yet reached the depth of human desolation.

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Ch. 2°: Diderot: The Talker

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It is as the father of  the Encyclopedia that Denis Diderot merits eternal recognition. Guilty as he was in almost every relation of life towards the individual, for mankind, in the teeth of danger and of infidelity, at the ill-paid sacrifice of the best years of his exuberant life, he produced that book which first levelled a free path to knowledge and enfranchised the soul of his generation.

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Ch. 7 : Helvetius : The Contradiction

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'What a fuss about an omelette!' he had exclaimed when he heard of the burning. How abominably unjust to persecute a man for such an airy trifle as that! " I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it. " was his (Voltaire's, n.v.d.r.) attitude now.

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