Blaise Pascal

Standard Name: Pascal, Blaise


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Cultural formation Emily Lawless
EL was born into a landowning Irish family. Her mother's heritage was particularly ancient, originating in the west of Ireland.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray et al., editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
“Dictionary of Literary Biography online”. Gale Databases: Literature Resource Center-LRC.
The family belonged to the Protestant Ascendancy, and hence the Church of Ireland. In...
Cultural formation Hannah More
In conversation she defended some of the seventeenth-century Puritans (notably Richard Baxter ) and referred to my old friends at the Port-Royal .
Roberts, William. Memoirs of the Life of Mrs. Hannah More. L. and G. Seeley, http://Rutherford HSS.
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Waldron, Mary. “Mentors Old and New: Samuel Johnson and Hannah More”. New Rambler, pp. 29-37.
Port-Royal was a convent of Cistercian nuns at Versailles...
Education Dora Russell
Her subjects included German and French, philosophy and literature, particularly such writers as Kant , Heine , Pascal , Racine , and Voltaire . Among English authors, she admired George Meredith (Modern Love))...
Intertextuality and Influence Hannah More
The title-page quotation from Paradise Lost features the archangel Raphael's pronouncement that it is better for human beings to know That which before us lies in daily life than things remote.
Feminist Companion Archive.
According to critic...
Intertextuality and Influence Elizabeth Singer Rowe
The contents are heterogenous, like those of the first volume (the same letter-books are drawn on again) but more so, with actual letters, poetry, essays, and translation, together with short fictions. The essays-in-letters include (in...
Author summary Natalie Clifford Barney
Natalie Clifford Barney , though American, is best known as a Paris salonnière. She specialized in memoirs and pensées, though she also produced poetry, drama, novels, essays, and dialogues. Writing primarily in French but also...
Textual Features Elizabeth Singer Rowe
Among the contents and specifically mentioned on the title-page is a translated essay entitled Thoughts on Death which comes from the Moral Essays of the Messieurs du Port Royal—that is, from the Jansenist movement...
Textual Production Frances Reynolds
Johnson found at this stage a good deal to criticize but also much to praise. The work possessed, he said, such force of comprehension, and such nicety of observation as Locke or Pascal might be...
Textual Production A. Mary F. Robinson
AMFR published another biography, Portrait of Pascal, again under her married name.
“Dictionary of Literary Biography online”. Gale Databases: Literature Resource Center-LRC.
Textual Production A. Mary F. Robinson
Two years later she followed this book with a collection of short pieces on the same topic, The French Ideal: Pascal , Fénelon and other Essays, published as by Madame Duclaux .
“Dictionary of Literary Biography online”. Gale Databases: Literature Resource Center-LRC.
Theme or Topic Treated in Text Dorothy Bussy
In this text the titular heroine narrates her experiences at the French boarding school Les Avons. Here, Olivia forms friendships with several other schoolgirls, but is most fascinated by her headmistress, Mlle Julie, who runs...


1670: Les Pensées de M. Pascal sur la réligion,...

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Les Pensées de M. Pascal sur la réligion, et sur quelques autres sujets was posthumously published: it takes the form of a collection of aphorisms and very brief essays.


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