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The whole of the text presented in modern editions of the Essays was actually published in several different editions, a fact that has led to controversy within Montaigne scholarship. Within his lifetime, Montaigne published two editions of his work, in 1580 (at which point only the first two books were written) and 1588 (which included a third book and significant additions to the first two).
The numerous allusions to Montaigne’s Essays and Lucretius’ De rerum natura, especially in Act III of Measure for Measure, suggest that non only an “evangelical” but an Epicurean reading of the play is possible, according to which the Duke is not so much a divine figure as an atomist philosopher, advocating measure (and pleasure) in all things.
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The sprawling, miscellaneous character of the Essays, combined with the book’s uniquely personal tone, has encouraged readers to find their own preoccupations wondrously anticipated in Montaigne. Eric Hoffer proved far from alone in his feeling that “here was a book written by a French nobleman hundreds of years ago about himself, yet I felt all the time that he was writing about me.
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ESSAYS OF MICHEL DE MONTAIGNE Translated by Charles Cotton Edited by William Carew Hazilitt 1877 CONTENTS OF VOLUME 14. I. Of Profit and Honesty. II. Of Repentance. III. Of Three Commerces. IV. Of Diversion. ESSAYS OF MONTAIGNE BOOK THE THIRD CHAPTER I OF PROFIT AND HONESTY No man is free from speaking foolish things; but the worst on't is, when.
If you're like me, the following layout might be useful: 0h0m to 0h15m: Lucretius biography, part 1 0h15m to 1h29m: Book I of the poem 1h29m to 1h45m: Lucretius biography, part 2 1h45m to 3h04m: Book II 3h04m to 3h20m: Epicureanism, part 1 3h20m to 4h32m: Book III 4h32m to 4h46m: Epicureanism, part 2 4h46m to 6h13m: Book IV 6h13m to 7h54m: Book V 7h54m to 9h12m: Book VI As for the narrator: I.