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Quotation by Victor Hugo
We declare therefore, we declare simply this, that on the 20th of December, 1851,... M. Bonaparte put his hand into every man's conscience, and robbed every man of his vote. Others filch handkerchiefs, he steals an Empire.
Victor Hugo (1802–1885), French poet, novelist, playwright, essayist. Trans. by William G. Allen. Napoleon the Little, book VI, ch. IV (1852).
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