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Historical Examples of fontenelle
Fontenelle, the French poet and philosopher, saw a woman in the moon's changes.Moon Lore
I did not know it was in Goldsmith; but the real author of it was Fontenelle.
Sainte-Beuve calls her the Fontenelle of women, but it was Fontenelle tempered with a heart.
Prominent among her friends were Bolingbroke and Fontenelle.
In her equanimity and her love of repose she was a worthy disciple of Fontenelle.