Marmontel, Jean François (17231799)

Marmontel, Jean François, French writer, born at Bort; author of “Les Incas,” “Bélesaire,” and “Contes Moraux;” “was,” says Ruskin, “a peasant's son, who made his way into Parisian society by gentleness, wit, and a dainty and candid literary power; he became one of the humblest yet honestest, placed scholars at the court of Louis XV., and wrote pretty, yet wise, sentimental stories in finished French, the sayings and thoughts in them, in their fine tremulous way, perfect like the blossoming heads of grass in May” (17231799).

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

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Mark Antony
Mark Twain
Markham, Clements Robert
Marlborough
Marlborough, John Churchill, Duke of
Marlowe, Christopher
Marmont
Marmontel, Jean François
Marmora, Sea of
Marne
Marochetti, Baron
Maronites
Maroons
Marot, Clement
Marprelate Tracts
Marque
Marquesas Islands
Marrow Controversy