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SALOMON GESSNER (GESNER)
Swiss poet and artist
(1730 - 1787)

It is, as it were, born in maidens that they should wish to please everything that has eyes.
      - [Coquette]

The desire to please everything having eyes seems inborn in maidens.
  [Ger., Es ist doch den Madchen wie angeboren, dass sie allem gefallen wollen, was nur Augen hat.]
      - Evander und Alcima (III, 1) [Women]


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