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9316 Mihel Eyquem

AUTHOR:Michel Eyquem, seigneur de Montaigne (1533–1592)
QUOTATION:What if he has borrowed the matter and spoiled the form, as it oft falls out? 1
ATTRIBUTION:Book iii. Chap. viii. Of the Art of Conversation.
Note 1.
See Churchill, Quotation 3. [back]