Quotation by Michel de Montaigne

I was not long since in a company where I wot not who of my fraternity brought news of a kind of pills, by true account, composed of a hundred and odd several ingredients; whereat we laughed very heartily, and made ourselves good sport; for what rock so hard were able to resist the shock or withstand the force of so thick and numerous a battery?
Michel de Montaigne (1533–1592), French essayist. "Of the Resemblance Between Children and Fathers," bk. 2, ch. 37, Essays, trans. by John Florio (1588).
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