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PITHY QUOTE FROM Montesquieu: Complete Works

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A Vomit.

‘Take six harangues; the first dozen of funeral orations that comes to hand; with this one restriction however, that you do not make use of those of M. de N.; a collection of new operas, fifty romances, and thirty sets of new memoirs; put all these ingredients into a large glass bottle, with a big belly and a little neck; leave it to settle during two days; then cause it to be distilled by a fire of ashes;


PERSIAN LETTERS. by M. DE MONTESQUIEU. A Letter from a Country Physician, to a Physician at Paris. A Vomit.

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The Complete Works of Montesquieu. Electronic Edition.

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Charles Louis de Secondat, Baron de Montesquieu, The Complete Works of M. de Montesquieu (London: T. Evans, 1777)



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