A rule for children and other writings by Jacqueline Pascal

By Jacqueline Pascal

Jacqueline Pascal (1625-1661) was once the sister of Blaise Pascal and a nun on the Jansenist Port-Royal convent in France. She used to be additionally a prolific author who argued for the religious rights of ladies and the suitable of conscientious objection to royal, ecclesiastic, and relations authority.

This ebook offers choices from the entire of Pascal's profession as a author, together with her witty adolescent poetry and her pioneering treatise at the schooling of girls, A Rule for Children, which drew on her reports as schoolmistress at Port-Royal. Readers also will locate Pascal's devotional treatise, which matched each one second in Christ's ardour with a corresponding advantage that his girl disciples should still domesticate; a transcript of her interrogation through church gurus, during which she defended the arguable theological doctrines taught at Port-Royal; a biographical comic strip of her abbess, which provided Pascal's belief of the perfect nun; and a variety of letters supplying lively defenses of Pascal's correct to perform her vocation, despite patriarchal objections.

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Mesnard, Jean. ” XVIIe Siècle 11 (1951): 69 – 92; 15 (1952): 373 – 96. ———. ” Chroniques de Port-Royal, no. 31 (1982): 11–29. N. H. Jacqueline Pascal, or A Glimpse of Convent Life at Port Royal. From the French of Victor Cousin, Prosper Faugère, Vinet, and Other Sources. Trans. N. H. and introd. W. R. Williams. New York: R. Carter, 1860. Pascal Périer, Gilberte. La vie de Monsieur Pascal; suivi de La vie de Jacqueline Pascal. Paris: Table Ronde, 1994. Perroy, Marguerite. Les Pascal: Un trio fraternel.

May 1638) EPIGRAM FOR MADEMOISELLE4 ( W R I T T E N S P O N TA N E O U S LY U P O N H E R C O M M A N D ) Muse, our great princess Commands you today to exercise your skill To praise her beauty. But we must admit That no one could satisfy this request. The only way that we could praise her Is to say, in a word, we cannot do it. (May 1638) 3. M. ,” LOM, 122. 4. Jacqueline Pascal, “Épigramme à Mademoiselle, faite sur-le-champ par son commandement,” LOM, 123. The addressee is Mademoiselle de Montpensier (called la grande Mademoiselle), cousin of Louis XIV.

La vie de Monsieur Pascal; suivi de La vie de Jacqueline Pascal. Paris: Table Ronde, 1994. Perroy, Marguerite. Les Pascal: Un trio fraternel. Paris: Letouzey et Ané, 1959. Picquenard, Thérèse. ” Chroniques de Port-Royal, no. 31 (1982): 104 – 6. Rennes, Jacques. Vie de Jacqueline Pascal. Geneva: Roulet, 1948. Ricard, Antoine. Les premiers Jansénistes et Port-Royal. Paris: E. Plon, 1883. Sainte-Beuve, Charles-Augustin. Port-Royal. 1859. Ed. Maxime Leroy. 3 vols. Paris: Gallimard; Bibliothèque de la Pléiade, 1952, 1954, 1955.

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