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The Essays of Montaigne. Done into English by John Florio, Anno 1603. Edited with an Introd. By George Saintsbury, V11

By De Montaigne, Michel

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Title: The Essays of Montaigne. Done into English by John Florio, Anno 1603. Edited with an Introd. By George Saintsbury, V11  
Author: De Montaigne, Michel
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Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
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Montaigne, M. D. (n.d.). The Essays of Montaigne. Done into English by John Florio, Anno 1603. Edited with an Introd. By George Saintsbury, V11. Retrieved from http://www.netlibrary.net/


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Excerpt: CHAPTER XIII. OF JUDGING OF THE DEATH OF ANOTHER When we judge of another?s assurance in death, which, without doubt, is the most remarkable action of human life, we are to take heed of one thing, which is that men very hardly believe themselves to have arrived to that period. Few men come to die in the opinion that it is their latest hour; and there is nothing wherein the flattery of hope more deludes us; It never ceases to whisper in our ears, ?Others have been much sicker without dying; your condition is not so desperate as ?tis thought; and, at the worst, God has done other miracles.? Which happens by reason that we set too much value upon ourselves; it seems as if the universality of things were in some measure to suffer by our dissolution, and that it commiserates our condition, forasmuch as our disturbed sight represents things to itself erroneously, and that we are of opinion they stand in as much need of us as we do of them, like people at sea, to whom mountains, fields, cities, heaven and earth are tossed at the same rate as they are: ?Provehimur portu, terraeque urbesque recedunt:

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Table of Contents: The Essays of Montaigne, V11, 1 -- Michel de Montaigne, 1 -- Chapter XIII. OF JUDGING OF THE DEATH OF ANOTHER, 1 -- Chapter XIV. THAT OUR MIND HINDERS ITSELF, 5 -- Chapter XV. THAT OUR DESIRES ARE AUGMENTED BY DIFFICULTY, 5 -- Chapter XVI. OF GLORY, 9 -- Chapter XVII. OF PRESUMPTION, 18

 

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