Collected Maxims and Other Reflections: with parallel French by Fran^cois de La Rochefoucauld

By Fran^cois de La Rochefoucauld

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A woman could not possibly be an honnête femme without being chaste, but even a very unchaste man––Louis XIV, for instance––could be an honnête homme. (‘Honest’ in seventeenth-century English carried some of the same ambiguities. ) In modern English, very few terms have both the moral and the social resonances of honnête homme; we have chosen the rendering ‘man of honor’, ‘honorable man’, using the -or spelling to distinguish it from honneur, which we always render ‘honour’ with a u. ) For honnête femme we have chosen the translation ‘virtuous woman’, which nowadays tends to be used primarily of sexual virtue without being absolutely restricted to that.

Hippeau, Louis, Essai sur la morale de La Rochefoucauld (Paris, ). , ). Horowitz, L. , Love and Language: A Study of the Classical French Moralist Writers (Columbus, Ohio, ). , Paris, ). –––– La Rochefoucauld: L’Homme et son image (Paris, ). , La Rochefoucauld: The Art of Abstraction (Ithaca, NY, ). Select Bibliography xli Moore, W. , La Rochefoucauld: His Mind and Art (Oxford, ). Mourgues, Odette de, Two French Moralists: La Rochefoucauld and La Bruyère (Cambridge, ).

La Rochefoucauld: Maxims (London, ). Hippeau, Louis, Essai sur la morale de La Rochefoucauld (Paris, ). , ). Horowitz, L. , Love and Language: A Study of the Classical French Moralist Writers (Columbus, Ohio, ). , Paris, ). –––– La Rochefoucauld: L’Homme et son image (Paris, ). , La Rochefoucauld: The Art of Abstraction (Ithaca, NY, ). Select Bibliography xli Moore, W. , La Rochefoucauld: His Mind and Art (Oxford, ). Mourgues, Odette de, Two French Moralists: La Rochefoucauld and La Bruyère (Cambridge, ).

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