v. t.1.To rub; to bruise; to break in pieces.
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7) Le Considerations di Montesquieu sono in un volume (citato da Leopardi in un'interlinea dell'autografo), edito ad Amsterdam nel 1781, che contiene anche il Dialogue de Sylla et d'Eucrate, il Temple de Gnide, l'Essai sur le gout.
The criticism was mainly on religious grounds for the Lettres persanes, and on historical grounds for the Romains, while Le Temple de Gnide incurred disapproving comment from serious minded friends and critics who felt that this tale of love and pleasure was not worthy of its author.
Yet it once enjoyed extraordinary popularity and more editions and translations of Le Temple de Gnide have appeared than of any of Montesquieu's other works.