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A recent publication from Paris, titled L'Année Merveilleuse (1748), predicts, for the first of next month, a very considerable c ...
Nothing convinces persons of a weak understanding so effectually, as what they do not comprehend.
A certain degree of fear produces the same effects as rashness.
The greatest dangers have their allurements, if the want of success is likely to be attended with a degree of glory. Middling dang ...
A graceful bearing is to the body what good sense is to the mind.
The more defects a man may have, the older he is, the less lovable, the more resounding his success.
If Nature denies eternity to beings, it follows that their destruction is one of her laws. Now, once we observe that destruction i ...
You have wished to give her good manners, as if a young girl's happiness were not inseparable from debauchery and immorality, as i ...
The French Revolution gave birth to no artists but only to a great journalist, Desmoulins, and to an under-the-counter writer, Sad ...
Sade has a curious ability to render every aspect of sexuality suspect, so that we see how the chaste kiss of the sentimental love ...
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