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Charles Cotton was an English poet and writer, best known for translating the work of Michel de Montaigne from the French, for his contributions to The Compleat Angler , and for the influential The Compleat Gamester attributed to him.

Michel de Montaigne (Michel Eyquem, Seigneur de Montaigne) was born in 1533, the son and heir of Pierre, Seigneur de Montaigne--two previous children having died soon after birth. He was brought up to speak Latin as his mother tongue and always retained a Latin turn of mind. After studying law, he became counselor to the Parlement of Bordeaux. He married in 1565 and in 1571 retired to his lands at Montaigne, where he devoted himself to reading and reflection and to composing his Essays . He loathed the fanaticism and cruelties of the religious wars of the period. He was elected Mayor of Bordeaux twice, a post he held for four years. He died at Montaigne in 1592 while preparing the final, and richest, edition of his Essays .

Peter Wickham was born in New Zealand and studied for the theatre at the Rose Bruford College in England. He has worked as an actor in the West End, and in theatres all over the UK and abroad, from Venezuela to Laos. He has performed in television and film, and has written a successful series of introductions to Shakespeare for the BBC World Service. He was a member of the BBC Radio Drama Company, where reading short stories and serials started his audiobook career.

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Montaigne's Essays

  • 1.1 The First Booke
  • 1.2 The Second Booke
  • 1.3 The Third Booke

Table of Contents

  • Florio's Preface
  • To the curteous Reader
  • Dedicatory Poems
  • The Author to the Reader

The First Booke

  • Chapter I. By divers Meanes men come unto a like End
  • Chapter II. Of Sadnesse or Sorrowe
  • Chapter III. Our Affections are transported beyond our selves
  • Chapter IV. How the Soule dischargeth her Passions upon false objects, when the true faile it
  • Chapter V. Whether the Captaine of a Place Besieged ought to sallie forth to Parlie
  • Chapter VI. That the Houre of Parlies is dangerous
  • Chapter VII. That our Intention judgeth our Actions
  • Chapter VIII. Of Idlenesse
  • Chapter IX. Of Lyers
  • Chapter X. Of Readie or Slow Speech
  • Chapter XI. Of Prognostications
  • Chapter XII. Of Constancie
  • Chapter XIII. Of Ceremonies in the enterview of Kings
  • Chapter XIV. Men are punished by too-much opiniating themselves in a place without reason
  • Chapter XV. Of the punishment of Cowardise
  • Chapter XVI. A tricke of certaine Ambassadors
  • Chapter XVII. Of Feare
  • Chapter XVIII. That we should not judge of our Happinesse untill after our Death
  • Chapter XIX. That to Philosophise is to learn how to die
  • Chapter XX. On the force of Imagination
  • Chapter XXI. The profit of one man is the dammage of another
  • Chapter XXII. Of customs, and how a received law should not easily be changed
  • Chapter XXIII. Divers events from one selfsame counsell
  • Chapter XXIV. Of Pedantisme
  • Chapter XXV. Of the Institution and Education of Children; to the Ladie Diana of Foix
  • Chapter XXVI. It is follie to referre Truth or Falsehood to our sufficiencie
  • Chapter XXVII. Of Friendship
  • Chapter XXVIII. Nine and twentie Sonnets of Steven de la Boetie, to the Lady of Grammont
  • Chapter XXIX. Of Moderation
  • Chapter XXX. Of the Caniballes
  • Chapter XXXI. That a Man ought soberly to meddle with judging of Divine Lawes
  • Chapter XXXII. To avoid Voluptuousnesse in regard of Life
  • Chapter XXXIII. That Fortune is oftentimes met withall in pursuit of Reason
  • Chapter XXXIV. Of a Defect in our Policies
  • Chapter XXXV. Of the Use of Apparell
  • Chapter XXXVI. Of Cato the younger
  • Chapter XXXVII. How we weepe and laugh at one selfe-same thing
  • Chapter XXXVIII. Of Solitarinesse
  • Chapter XXXIX. A consideration upon Cicero
  • Chapter XL. That the taste of Goods or Evils doth greatly depend on the opinion we have of them
  • Chapter XLI. That a Man should not communicate his Glorie
  • Chapter XLII. Of the Inequalitie that is betweene us
  • Chapter XLIII. Of Sumptuarie Lawes, or Lawes for moderating of Expenses
  • Chapter XLIV. Of Sleeping
  • Chapter XLV. Of the Battell of Dreux
  • Chapter XLVI. Of Names
  • Chapter XLVII. Of the uncertaintie of our Judgement
  • Chapter XLVIII. Of Steeds, called in French Destriers
  • Chapter XLIX. Of ancient Customes
  • Chapter L. Of Democritus and Heraclitus
  • Chapter LI. Of the Vanitie of Words
  • Chapter LII. Of the Parcimonie of our Forefathers
  • Chapter LIII. Of a saying of Cæsar
  • Chapter LIV. Of vaine Subtlities, or subtill Devices
  • Chapter LV. Of Smels and Odors
  • Chapter LVI. Of Praiers and Orisons
  • Chapter LVII. Of Age

The Second Booke

  • Chapter I. Of the inconstancie of our Actions
  • Chapter II. Of Drunkennesse
  • Chapter III. A Custome of the Ile of Cea
  • Chapter IV. To-morrow is a New Day
  • Chapter V. Of Conscience
  • Chapter VI. Of Exercise or Practice
  • Chapter VII. Of the Recompenses or Rewards of Honour
  • Chapter VIII. Of the Affections of Fathers to their Children: To the Lady of Estissac
  • Chapter IX. Of the Parthians Armes
  • Chapter X. Of Bookes
  • Chapter XI. Of Crueltie
  • Chapter XII. An Apologie of Raymond Sebond
  • Chapter XIII. Of Judging of others' Death
  • Chapter XIV. How that our Spirit hindereth itself
  • Chapter XV. That our Desires are encreased by Difficultie
  • Chapter XVI. Of Glory
  • Chapter XVII. Of Presumption
  • Chapter XVIII. Of giving the Lie
  • Chapter XIX. Of the Liberty of Conscience
  • Chapter XX. We taste nothing purely
  • Chapter XXI. Against Idlenesse, or doing Nothing
  • Chapter XXII. Of Running Posts, or Couriers
  • Chapter XXIII. Of Bad Meanes emploied to a Good End
  • Chapter XXIV. Of the Roman Greatnesse
  • Chapter XXV. How a Man should not Counterfeit to be Sicke
  • Chapter XXVI. Of Thumbs
  • Chapter XXVII. Cowardize the Mother of Cruelty
  • Chapter XXVIII. All Things have their Season
  • Chapter XXIX. Of Vertue
  • Chapter XXX. Of a Monstrous Child
  • Chapter XXXI. Of Anger and Choler
  • Chapter XXXII. A Defence of Seneca and Plutarke
  • Chapter XXXIII. The Historie of Spurina
  • Chapter XXXIV. Observations concerning the meanes to warre after the maner of Julius Cæsar
  • Chapter XXXV. Of Three Good Women
  • Chapter XXXVI. Of the Worthiest and Most Excellent Men
  • Chapter XXXVII. Of the Resemblance betweene Children and Fathers

The Third Booke

  • Chapter I. Of Profit and Honesty
  • Chapter II. Of Repenting
  • Chapter III. Of Three Commerces or Societies
  • Chapter IV. Of Diverting and Diversions
  • Chapter V. Upon some Verses of Virgil
  • Chapter VI. Of Coaches
  • Chapter VII. Of the Incommoditie of Greatnesse
  • Chapter VIII. Of the Art of Conferring
  • Chapter IX. Of Vanitie
  • Chapter X. How one ought to governe his Will
  • Chapter XI. Of the Lame or Crippel
  • Chapter XII. Of Phisiognomy
  • Chapter XIII. Of Experience

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