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S.A. Bent, comp.  Familiar Short Sayings of Great Men.  1887.
 
Madame de la Meilleraye
 
        [Marie Ruzé d’Effiat, Marquise de la Meilleraye; a cousin of Cardinal Richelieu; her son married a niece of Cardinal Mazarin.]
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God will think twice before damning a gentleman of his quality (Quand il s’agit des gens de cette qualité, Dieu y regarde bien à deux fois pour les damner).
          Of the Chevalier de Savoie, a brother of Prince Eugene, a man of high birth but vicious life. The same remark was made of himself by the Duc de Clermont-Tonnerre: “God will never dare to damn a duke and peer” (Le bon Dieu n’aura jamais le cœur de damner un duc et pair).
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