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Walter Raleigh

Walter Raleigh


..". Eleve a cette ecole, il adora le succes, et apprit a l'enlever violemment plutot qu'a le meriter. Souvent il joignit le charlatanisme a la gloire. Ce qui etait saillie legere et caprice facetieux chez nos braves enfants du Midi, devint un grave calcul chez le fils des Saxons. Ces vives et petulantes boutades qui etincelent dans la causerie, qui donnent tant de relief a la guerre et a l'amour, et qui, dans la melee sanglante, apparaissent comme les lueurs des glaives qui se heurtent, ont besoin, pour etre aimees ou pardonnees, d'une legerete presque enfantine et d'une grace insouciante. Raleigh prit au serieux l'humeur gasconne; il en fit le poeme epique de sa vie. Dans les grandes entreprises, dans les sombres conjurations, dans les longues traversees et les colonisations perilleuses, il fut Mascarille ou Scapin. Bariolant de traits sublimes ce charlatanisme gigantesque, nul homme (quoi qu'en ait dit la Revue d'Edimbourg) n'a mieux menti, n'a plus souvent, n'a plus temerairement menti. La France offrait alors une mauvaise discipline et un fatal exemple. Trois grandes qualites lui restaient, l'audace, le courage et l'adresse. Mais, du reste, jamais esprits infernaux ne se sont dechaines avec plus de folie, et n'ont mele plus de sang a plus de debauche..."



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  • Format: Paperback
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  • Language: French
  • Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
  • ISBN-13: 9781544189826
  • ISBN: 1544189826
  • Publication Year: 2017
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HPB condition ratings
  • New: Item is brand new, unused and unmarked, in flawless condition.
  • Fine/Like New (F): No defects, little usage. May show remainder marks. Older books may show minor flaws.
  • Very Good (VG): Shows some signs of wear and is no longer fresh. Attractive. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
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  • Fair (FR): Obviously well-worn, but no text pages missing. May be without endpapers or title page. Markings do not interfere with readability. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
  • Poor (P): All text is legible but may be soiled and have binding defects. Reading copies and binding copies fall into this category. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
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