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with the ideal of an eloquent stoic, artless, magnanimous by nature, we find-often in the same book of travels — the cruel savage as he is, vengeful and impure.
Montaigne, indeed, a predecessor of Rousseau in admiring the unlettered aborigines, had held that the European surpassed the savage in barbarity; yet when he turns from the ideal to the actual, there is but a step between Montaigne and Hobbes, who declares the life of nature to be nasty, solitary, brutish, and short.
And Hobbes merely anticipates Voltaire and Pauw, whose unedifying pictures of American natives were put together from the accounts of travellers.
We have, then, in the literature of because it contains, in distinct types, both the idealized and the unidealized Indian that we have seen in the travellers.
Chingachgook is a true descendant of Montaigne's high-minded savage, and belongs to the family of Rousseau's natural man; whereas the base Mingoes are more like real aborigines.
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Espion turc, la, 233
Essay concerning human understanding, 93, 334
Essay on the freedom of will in God and the creature, 70 n.
Essay upon projects, 93
Essay upon the Microscope, 161
Essays (Emerson), 352
Essays (Montaigne), 12
Essays Biographical and critical (Tuckerman), 244
Essays on the Constitution, 148 n.
Essays to do good, 93
Eulogium on Major-General Joseph Warren, 168
Eutaw, 315, 316
Eutaw springs, 183
Evans, Nathanie, 322, 322 n.
Modern Chivalry, 286-287
Modest inquiry into the nature and necessity of paper Currency, 95
Moll Pitcher, 224 n.
Moore, Thomas, 236, 243, 248, 255, 279, 281
Monikins, the, 302
Monitor, the, 117, 120
Montaigne, 12, 109, 187, 188, 208
Monthly magazine, the, 291
Monument of Phaon, the, 181
Monumental memorial of a late voyage, etc., A, 9
Morals of Chess, the, 101
More, Henry, 70 n.