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J.A. BENT
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(born before 1923)

Being asked why in some kingdoms the king is of age at fourteen, but cannot marry until eighteen, Moliere replied: "Because it is more difficult to rule a wife than a kingdom."
      - [Wives]

Her caustic manner of speaking of friends as well as foes caused Madame du Deffand to be compared to the physician who said: "My friend fell sick--I attended him; he died--I dissected him."
      - [Satire]


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