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Rochefoucault : [Maxims and moral reflections?]

Letter to Mrs Smith August 19 1785 'So much for this subject. Rochefoucault says, very ill-naturedly, that people always find consolation very easily for the misfortunes of their friends. Painful experience assures me of the contrary.'

Century: 1700-1799     Reader/Listener/Group: Anne Grant [nee MacVicar]      Print: Book


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