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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.]
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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.
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