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Quotation by François Rabelais
How comes it that you curse, Frere Jean? It's only, said the monk, in order to embellish my language. They are the colors of Ciceronian rhetoric.
François Rabelais (1494–1553), French author, evangelist. Frere Jean to Gargantua, in Gargantua, ch. 39, p. 109, Pleiade edition (1995).
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