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S.A. Bent, comp.  Familiar Short Sayings of Great Men.  1887.
 
Marquis de Bièvre
 
        [A French littérateur and wit, born 1747; published several dramas, and the “Almanac of Puns;” died 1789.]
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Your majesty is not a subject (Votre majesté n’est pas un sujet).
          To Louis XVI., who said to him, “You, who make puns on everybody, make one on me.”
  When told that the Abbé Maury had distanced him in a contest for a seat in the French Academy, he replied,—
        “Omnia vincit Amor, et nos cedamus amori” (à Maury).
VIRGIL, Eclogues, X., 69.    
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