The supper was like most Parisian suppers: silence at first, then a burst of unintelligible chatter, then witticisms that were mostly vapid, false rumors, bad reasonings, a little politics and a great deal of slander; they even spoke about new books.
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It is love; love, the comfort of the human species, the preserver of the universe, the soul of all sentient beings, love, tender love.
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This body, which was called and still calls itself the Holy Roman Empire was not Holy, nor Roman , nor an Empire.
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Illusion is the first of all pleasures.
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