These ideas, in a very modified form, were introduced into France by the great devotional writer, St Francis of Sales; in the latter half of the 17th century they were pushed to the extravagant length known as Quietism by Fenelon, and especially by Madame Guyon and Michel de Molinos.
Fenelon was continued in his office, but he was recalled in 1575 when Catherine de' Medici wished to bring about a marriage between Elizabeth and the duke of Alencon, and thought that another ambassador would have a better chance of success in the negotiation.
Fenelon sums up in favour of the cultivated house-wife; his first object was to persuade the mothers to take charge of their girls themselves, and fit them to become wives and mothers in their turn.
In 1689 he was appointed sub-preceptor of the dukes of Burgundy, of Anjou, and of Berry, and thus became intimately associated with Fenelon, their chief tutor.
Fenelon was one of the first to break down these partition-walls, and insist on viewing all three as products of a single spirit, seen at different angles.
De la Mothe Fenelon, Instructions au sieur de la Mauvissiere, both contained in the edition of Castelnau's Memoires, published at Brussels in 1731.
He had shared in the careful education given to his elder brother, Louis, duke of Burgundy, by Fenelon, and was himself known as duke of Anjou.
A few weeks after the Letter was written, Fenelon met with a carriage-accident, and the shock proved too much for his enfeebled frame.
Sanders (1901); and Francois de Fenelon, by Lord St Cyres (1906); see also the Quarterly Review for January 1902, and M.
Four years before, Fenelon had been appointed archbishop of Cambrai, one of the richest benefices in France.