Beacon Lights of History, Volume 07 eBook

John Lord
This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 295 pages of information about Beacon Lights of History, Volume 07.


The woman of society.

Queens of society first seen in Italy
Provencal poetry in its connection with chivalrous sentiments
Chivalry the origin of society
Society in Paris in the 17th Century
Marquise de Rambouillet
Her salons
Mademoiselle de Scuderi
Early days of Madame Recamier
Her marriage
Her remarkable beauty and grace
Her salons
Her popularity
Courted by Napoleon
Loss of property
Friendship with Madame de Stael
Incurs the hatred of Napoleon
Friendship with Ballanche
Madame Recamier in Italy
Return to Paris
Duke of Montmorency
Seclusion of Madame Recamier
Her intimate friends
Friendship with Chateaubriand
His gifts and high social position
His retirement from political life
His old age soothed by Recamier
Her lovely disposition
Her beautiful old age
Her death
Her character
Remarks on society
Sources of its fascinations


Woman in literature.

Literature in the 18th Century
Rise of Madame de Stael
Her precocity
Her powers of conversation
Her love of society
Her marriage
Hatred of Napoleon
Her banishment
Her residence in Switzerland
Travels in Germany
Her work on literature
Her book on Germany
Its great merits
German philosophy
Visit to Italy
Its popularity
A description of Italy
Marriage with Rocca
Madame de Stael in England
Her honors
Return to Paris
Incense offered to her
Her amazing eclat
Her death
Her merits as an author
Inaugurated a new style in literature
Her followers
Her influence
Literary women
Their future


Education of woman.

Progress of female education
Youth of Hannah More
Her accomplishments
Teaches school
Intimacy with great men
Shines in society
Wearied of it
Her ridicule of fashionable gatherings called society
Retirement to Cowslip Green
Her patrons and friends
Labors in behalf of the poor
Foundation of schools
Works on female education
Their good influence
Their leading ideas
Christian education
Removal to Barley Wood
Views of society
Her distinguished visitors
“Coelebs in Search of a Wife”
“Christian Morals”
Her laboring at the age of eighty
The quiet elegance of her life
Removal to Clifton
Happy old age
Exalted character
Remarks on female education
The sphere of woman
What is woman to do?


Woman as novelist.

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