The Works of Voltaire: A Contemporary Version [Essays on Literature, Philosophy, Art, History] - Vol. 37

The Works of Voltaire: A Contemporary Version [Essays on Literature, Philosophy, Art, History] - Vol. 37

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The Works of Voltaire: A Contemporary Version [Essays on Literature, Philosophy, Art, History] - Vol. 37

The Works of Voltaire: A Contemporary Version [Essays on Literature, Philosophy, Art, History] - Vol. 37

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VOLTAIRE'S ACADEMY SPEECH 5

VOLTAIRE'S FUNERAL EULOGIUM 27

THE "ANTI-LUCRETIUS" OF CARDINAL DE POLIGNAC 48

ON FABLE 52

ON WIT 57

ON A CUSTOM IN HOLLAND 68

THE PROFESSION OF LETTERS 70

ON CORRUPTION OF STYLE 77

TO A CERTAIN UPPER CLERK 80

ON A REMARKABLE CIRCUMSTANCE 85

DISCOURSE TO THE WELSH 89

ON ANCIENT AND MODERN TRAGEDY 115

THE POLITICAL TESTAMENT OF CARDINAL ALBERONI 142

THE SOUL 152

TOLERATION 159

DESCARTES AND NEWTON 164

NEWTON'S CHRONOLOGY 177

DISSERTATION BY DR. AKAKIA 183

HOW FAR WE SHOULD IMPOSE ON THE PEOPLE 199

TITLES OF HONOR 203

ON COMMERCE AND LUXURY 211

MONEY AND THE REVENUES OF KINGS 219

THOUGHTS ON THE PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION 226

DIALOGUE ON EXCOMMUNICATION 240

OBSERVATIONS ON HISTORY 257

THE SKEPTICISM OF HISTORY 269

LETTER TO A PROFESSOR OF HISTORY 280

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