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" Sir, it is not a talent ; it is a vice ; it is what others abstain from. It is not comedy, which exhibits the character of a species, as that of a miser gathered from many misers ; it is farce which exhibits individuals. "
Memoirs of Samuel Foote, Esq: With a Collection of His Genuine Bon-mots ... - Σελίδα 160
των William Cook - 1805
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