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[32] P. 18, l. 37. Principles of Philosophy.—­The title of one of
     Descartes’s philosophical writings, published in 1644.  See note on
     p. 13, l. 8 above.

[33] P. 18, l. 39. De omni scibili.—­The title under which Pico della
     Mirandola announced nine hundred propositions which he proposed to
     uphold publicly at Rome in 1486.

[34] P. 19, l. 26. Beneficia eo usque laeta sunt.—­Tacitus, Ann.,
     lib. iv, c. xviii.  Compare Montaigne, Essais, iii, 8.

[35] P. 21, l. 35. Modus quo, etc.—­St. Augustine, De Civ.  Dei, xxi,
     10.  Montaigne, Essais, ii, 12.

[36] P. 22, l. 8. Felix qui, etc.—­Virgil, Georgics, ii, 489, quoted
     by Montaigne, Essais, iii, 10.

[37] P. 22, l. 10. Nihil admirari, etc.—­Horace, Epistles, I. vi. 1. 
     Montaigne, Essais, ii, 10.

[38] P. 22, l. 19. 394.—­A reference to Montaigne, Essais, ii, 12.

[39] P. 22, l. 20. 395.—­Ibid.

[40] P. 22, l. 22. 399.—­Ibid.

[41] P. 22, l. 28. Harum sententiarum.—­Cicero, Tusc., i, 11,
     Montaigne, Essais, ii, 12.

[42] P. 22, l. 39. Felix qui, etc.—­See above, notes on p. 22, l. 8
     and l. 10.

[43] P. 22, l. 40. 280 kinds of sovereign good in
     Montaigne.
—­Essais, ii, 12.

[44] P. 23, l. 1. Part I, 1, 2, c. 1, section 4.—­This reference
     is to Pascal’s Traite du vide.

[45] P. 23, l. 25. How comes it, etc.—­Montaigne, Essais, iii, 8.

[46] P. 23, l. 29.  See Epictetus, Diss., iv, 6.  He was a great Roman
     Stoic in the time of Domitian.

[47] P. 24, l. 9. It is natural, etc.—­Compare Montaigne, Essais, i,
     4.

[48] P. 24, l. 12. Imagination.—­This fragment is suggestive of
     Montaigne.  See Essais, iii, 8.

[49] P. 25, l. 16. If the greatest philosopher, etc.  See Raymond
     Sebond’s Apologie, from which Pascal has derived his
     illustrations.

[50] P. 26, l. 1. Furry cats.—­Montaigne, Essais, ii, 8.

[51] P. 26, l. 31. Della opinione, etc.—­No work is known under this
     name.  It may refer to a treatise by Carlo Flori, which bears a
     title like this.  But its date (1690) is after Pascal’s death
     (1662), though there may have been earlier editions.

[52] P. 27, l. 12. Source of error in diseases.—­Montaigne, Essais,
     ii, 12.

[53] P. 27, l. 27. They rival each other, etc.—­Ibid.

[54] P. 28, l. 31. Nae iste, etc.—­Terence, Heaut., IV, i, 8. 
     Montaigne, Essais, iii, 1.

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