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In that eighteenth century so dissolute and so corrupt, Marmontel stands out as one of the frank faces, one of the good natures, that rest the spirit and comfort the heart He is the son of a poor tailor of Bort, and by the nonentity of his social status seems destined to lead an obscure life. Happily he has a tender, intelligent, mentally distinguished mother. This excellent woman comprehends that her son has received from nature a felicitous bent for study; she does not shrink from the greatest sacrifices to aid in its development. She is at first seconded by an old priest, the Abbé Vaissiere, who instils the first rudiments of Latin into the child; then she places her son in the Jesuits' college at Mauriac to finish his studies there.

How difficult now is the life of this youth! Without money, Marmontel is obliged, in order to pay for his daily bread, to give private lessons to his more fortunate young schoolmates; finally he succeeds in obtaining an appointment as professor of philosophy with the Bernardins of Toulouse. Meanwhile he receives the tonsure. The Jesuits, keen appreciators of his talent, already seek to enroll their brilliant pupil in their order. They might have succeeded in their design, but a trivial incident occurs to ruin the project.

One day, when he is essaying literary production, Marmontel resolves to send to the Floral Games an ode, On the Invention of Gunpowder, which, contrary to his expectations, obtains no success. Vexed at this rebuff, he writes to Voltaire, submitting his work to him, and complaining of "the horrible injustice of the Academy at Toulouse." The illustrious author, always kindly with beginners, consoles Marmontel, encourages him, sends him a copy of his own works, puts him in communication with Vauvenargues, and finally invites him to come to Paris, where he promises him the patronage of M. Orry, the controller-general.

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