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Quotation by Percy Bysshe Shelley
It is impossible that had Buonaparte descended from a race of vegetable feeders that he could have had either the inclination or the power to ascend the throne of the Bourbons.
Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792–1822), British poet. A Vindication of Natural Diet, a note in Queen Mab (1813).
Shelley became a vegetarian in 1812, remaining so until his death.
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