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The Works of Voltaire. A Contemporary Version. A Critique and Biography by John Morley, notes by Tobias Smollett, trans. William F. Fleming (New York: E.R. DuMont, 1901). In 21 vols. Vol. XII.
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- The Works of Voltaire
- Voltaire Age of Louis XIV. Vol. Xii—part I
- Introduction to the Age of Louis XIV.
- Chapter I.: The States of Europe Before Louis XIV.
- Chapter II.: Minority of Louis XIV.—THE Victories of the French Under the Great Conde, Then Duke of Enghien.
- Chapter III.: The Civil War.
- Chapter IV.: Continuation of the Civil War, Till the End of the Rebellion In 1654.
- Chapter V.: France, Till the Death of Cardinal Mazarin, 1661.
- Chapter VI.: Louis XIV. Governs Alone—he Obliges the Spanish Branch of the House of Austria to Yield Him the Precedency Everywhere, and the Court of Rome to Give Him Satisfaction—he Purchases Dunkirk, Sends Aid to the Emperor, the Dutch, and the Portugues
- Chapter VII.: The Conquest of Flanders.
- Chapter VIII.: Conquest of Franche-comtÉ—peace of Aix-la-chapelle.
- Chapter IX.: Magnificence of Louis XIV.—CONQUEST Of Holland.
- Chapter X.: Holland Evacuated—franchÉ-comte Conquered a Second Time.
- Chapter XI.: The Glorious Campaign and Death of Marshal Turenne.
- Chapter XII.: From the Death of Turenne Till the Peace of Nimeguen, In 1678.
- Chapter XIII.: The Taking of Strasburg—the Bombarding of Algiers—the Submission of the Genoese—the Embassy From the Emperor of Siam—the Pope Braved In Rome—the Succession to the Electorate of Cologne Disputed.
- Chapter XIV.: James II. Of England Dethroned By His Son-in-law, William III., And Protected By Louis XIV.
- Chapter XV.: The Continent While William III. Was Invading England, Scotland, and Ireland, Till the Year 1697—burning of the Palatinate—victories of Marshals Catinat and Luxembourg.
- Chapter XVI.: Treaty With Savoy—marriage of the Duke of Burgundy—peace of Ryswick—state of France and Europe—death and Last Will of Charles II., King of Spain.
- Voltaire Age of Louis XIV. Vol. Xii—part Ii
- Chapter XVII.: The War of 1701—conduct of Prince Eugene, Marshal Villeroi, the Duke of VendÔme, the Duke of Marlborough, and Marshal Villars; Until the Year 1703.
- Chapter XVIII.: Loss of the Battle of HÖchstÄdt, Or Blenheim.
- Chapter XIX.: Losses In Spain—the Battles of Ramillies and Turin, and Their Consequences.
- Chapter XX.: Losses of the French and Spaniards Continued—louis XIV. Humbled; His Perseverance and Resources—battle of Malplaquet.
- Chapter XXI.: Louis XIV. Continues to Solicit Peace, and to Defend Himself—the Duke of VendÔme Secures the King of Spain On His Throne.
- Chapter XXII.: Victory Gained By Marshal Villars At Denain—the Affairs of France Retrieved—the General Peace.
- Chapter XXIII.: Private Anecdotes of the Reign of Louis XIV.
- Notes to Chapter XXIII.
- Chapter XXIV.: Anecdotes Continued.
- Notes to Chapter XXIV.
- Chapter XXV.: Additional Memoirs.
- Notes to Chapter XXV.
- Chapter XXVI.: Last Years of Louis XIV.
- Notes On Chapter XXVI.
- Chapter XXVII.: Government, Commerce, Laws, Military Discipline, Under Louis XIV.
- Chapter XXVIII.: Finance Under Louis XIV.
- Chapter XXIX.: Progress of the Sciences.
- Chapter XXX.: The Polite Arts In Europe At the Time of Louis XIV.
- Chapter XXXI.: The Children of Louis XIV.—THE Sovereign Princes Contemporary With Him—his Generals and Ministers.
- Chapter XXXII.: Celebrated Artists and Musicians.