Guess What Montaigne is Writing About?

Montaigne was a 16th century French essayist who scribbled away on an eclectic range of topics, from cannibals to friendship to idleness to solitude.

Here’s an excerpt from one of his essays (Power of the Imagination):

We are right to note the licence and disobedience of this member which thrusts itself forward so inopportunely when we do not want it to, and which so inopportunely lets us down when we most need it; it imperiously contests for authority with our will: it subbornly and proudly refuses all our incitements, both of the mind and hand.

Folks, do you have any idea at all what Montaigne is writing about in the above excerpt?


Montaigne, dear reader, is writing about the .

2 Responses to "Guess What Montaigne is Writing About?"

  1. mihi_rex   September 5, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    he could be possibly writing about vagaries of penises 😉 Responds:


  2. boopalanj   September 6, 2009 at 8:51 am

    He..He… read it with the help of a mirror before reading the excerpt.. 🙂

    Off the topic: Guess what the mailman has brought me today? It was “Dial M for Murder” from BigFlix.. A Good watch, as you said in your review.

    Before that, I watched “The Hidden Fortress” by Akira Kurosawa, [Rotten tomatoes 100% fresh!?!?!], but found it little boring..! Responds:

    Glad you liked Dial M for Murder.

    Maybe, we’ll watch Hitchcock’s Vertigo today, if it’s available on Instant Play.

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