Autograph letter signed : Breslau [Wrocław, Poland], to his chamberlain, the Marquis d'Argens, 1761 Dec. 13.


Autograph letter signed : Breslau [Wrocław, Poland], to his chamberlain, the Marquis d'Argens, 1761 Dec. 13.

Noting that at present many affairs require his attention; remarking that nothing can shock him after what he has seen in this "monstrous century"; saying that his books from Berlin are his consolation in Breslau; reporting that he read Charles Batteux's Les Beaux-arts réduites à un même principe; discussing [Nicolas] Boileau, Virgil, [Jean-Jacques] Rousseau, [Jean] Racine, Homer, [Pierre] Corneille, [Joseph de] La Grange-Chancel, [Claude-Prosper Jolyot de] Crébillon, and Voltaire.

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