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  • If you have any curiosity to be better acquainted with him, said I, it may be gratified to-morrow, should Sangrado be still living, and resident at Valladolid: but it is highly improbable; for he had one foot in the grave when I left him several years ago.

    - Lesage, The Adventures of Gil Blas of Santillane, tr. Smollett, bk 10 ch. 1

    October 8, 2008