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Quotation by Horace Walpole
That strange premature genius Chatterton has couched in one line the quintessence of what Voltaire has said in many pages: "Reason, a thorn in Revelation's side."
Horace Walpole (1717–1797), British author. Horace Walpole's Miscellany 1786-1795, p. 23, ed. Lars E. Troide, Yale University Press (1978).
Originally written in 1786; Walpole cites a line from "The Defense" by the poet Thomas Chatterton, who killed himself at age 18.
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