The Origins of the Essay Compared in French and English Literatures

H. V. Routh
1920 Modern Language Review  
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more » ... lowed by Cornwallis, Robert Johnson, Tuvill, Stephens, Brathwaite, Mason, Peacham and others who all called their fragmentary productions essays and more or less followed or coincided with Montaigne in the choice of subjects. Though their desultory writings have the moralising and meditative manner which characterises the type, neither This content downloaded from 130.
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