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Excerpt from Lives of the Ancient Philosophers Francis de salignac de la Mona Fzsuon, Archbishop of Cambray, was born in the Castle of Fenelon, in Perigord, on the 6th of August, 1651. His ancestors were equally distinguished for their bravery and their learning; insomuch that his own name was said to be the ninth which had reflected literm'y honour on the house of Salignac. He had the good fortune to be taken in his childhood under the especial care of his uncle, the Marquis de Fe nelon, a nobleman who united in himself the vir tues of all his race, and who was pronounced by the great Conde to be equally fitted for the field, for conversation, and for the Cabine Brought up under the direction of such a character, and shel tored, in the bosom of retirement, from all society or discourse that could corrupt his tender mind. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.