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  • Citation on patchwork.

    October 10, 2008

  • Courteous stranger, pursued the pretended hermit, speaking to Don Alphonso, we extend the proposal of partnership to you, and it may be a question whether you will better yourself by rejecting it, in the lamentable condition of your affairs; for, to say nothing of the chance-medley for which you are at hide and seek, your fortune is probably a little out at elbows.

    - Lesage, The Adventures of Gil Blas of Santillane, tr. Smollett, bk 4 ch. 11

    September 18, 2008