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Quotation by François Rabelais
Parisians are so besotted, so silly and so naturally inept that a street player, a seller of indulgences, a mule with its cymbals, a fiddler in the middle of a crossroads, will draw more people than would a good Evangelist preacher.
François Rabelais (1494–1553), French author, evangelist. Narrator, in Gargantua, ch. 17, p. 48, Pleiade edition (1995).
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