A nobleman paid a visit to fontenelle one day, and found him in a very bad humour.
fontenelle, the French poet and philosopher, saw a woman in the moon's changes.
fontenelle was a great egotist, and thought of nothing but himself.
I did not know it was in Goldsmith; but the real author of it was fontenelle.
Charles Bossuet's mind was first fired to study by reading, at an early age, fontenelle's 'Eloges' of men of science.
Sainte-Beuve calls her the fontenelle of women, but it was fontenelle tempered with a heart.
It is still more an imitation of the history of Mero and Engu by fontenelle.
It seems reasonable to give fontenelle credit for this bon mot.
According to fontenelle, there is only truth that persuades, and even without requiring to appear with all its proofs.
No one has written more to the purpose on the subject of alchemists, than fontenelle.