- Fran·çois de Sa·li·gnac de La Mothe [frahn-swa duh sa lee-nyak duh la mawt] /frɑ̃ˈswa də sa liˈnyak də la ˈmɔt/, 1651–1715, French theologian and writer.
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I was more than willing to meet her on the neutral ground of Uncle Fenelon.The Celebrity, Complete
Fenelon, when he wrote Telemachus, had no intention of publishing it.
The passage is translated from a letter from Fenelon to the Bishop of Arras.The Essential Faith of the Universal Church
Fenelon, Jansenist character of, i. 373; his admiration of Homer, iii.Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 3 (of 3)
I am no Fenelon, but I shall probably have to adopt his regimen.A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital
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- François de Salignac de La Mothe (frɑ̃swa də saliɲak də la mɔt). 1651–1715, French theologian and writer; author of Maximes des saints (1697), a defence of quietism, and Les aventures de Télémaque (1699), which was construed as criticizing the government of Louis XIV