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MORAL REFLECTIONS,


SENTENCES AND MAXIMS


OF


FRANCIS,

DUC DE LA ROCHEFOUCAULD.


NEWLY TRANSLATED FROM THE FRENCH.


WITH AN INTRODUCTION AND NOTES.


TO WHICH ARE ADDED

MORAL SENTENCES AND MAXIMS OF STANISLAUS,

KING OF POLAND.

"As Rochefoucauld his maxims draw From nature, I believe them true; They argue no corrupted mind In him; the fault is in mankind." Dr.Swift.

"Among the books in ancient and modern themes which record the conclusion of observing men on the moral qualities of their fellows, a high place should be reserved for the Maxims of Rochefoucauld."

H. HALLAM.


NEW YORK:

WILLIAM GOWANS

1851.