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By the same Author

Spiritual Letters of Fénelon

Archbishop of Cambrai

VOL. I.-LETTERS TO MEN

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RIVINGTONS
Waterloo place, London ; Oxford, and Cambridge

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Lear, Mrs. Henrietta Louis al Tarrend

F É N E L ON

Archbishop of Cambrai

A BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH

BY THE AUTHOR OF

“LIFE OF BOSSUET,” “LIFE OF S. FRANCIS DE Sales,”

ETC. ETC.

New York
POTT, YOUNG, AND COMPANY

COOPER UNION, FOURTH AVENUE

MDCCCLXXVII

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Preface

IT

T has not been possible, in writing this Life of

Fénelon, to steer clear of the repetition of certain matters dwelt on in the Life of Bossuet; while, on the other hand, some subjects have been rather glanced at than dwelt upon, because they have been already handled in connection with the Bishop of Meaux. The immense amount of correspondence and of Mémoires, or contemporary records, is a veritable embarras des richesses in writing on this period of Church History, and I feel that this sketch, written amid much interruption and hindrance, is most imperfect and unworthy of its great subject. It may, however, prove suggestive, and lead English people to draw for themselves from that deep well of interesting matter whence my small buckets have come up. The Père Querboeuf's Life of Fénelon, De Ramsai's quaint little old book, Cardinal de Bausset's Histoire, Saint Simon's and de la Baumelle's voluminous Mémoires,

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