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S.A. Bent, comp. Familiar Short Sayings of Great Men. 1887.

Madame de Geoffrin

  • [A French lady, distinguished for her patronage of learning and the fine arts; born in Paris, 1699; was intimate with many celebrated characters; died 1777.]
  • That gentleman, sir, was my husband: he is dead.

  • When asked who a quiet old gentleman was, who had not been present in her salon for a month.