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ABBE JEAN-ANTOINE DUBOIS
French missionary
(1765 - 1848)

Men love better books which please them than those which instruct. Since their ennui troubles them more than their ignorance, they prefer being amused to being informed.
      - [Books]

The pleasure arising from an extraordinary agitation of the mind is frequently so great as to stifle humanity; hence arises the entertainment of the common people at executions, and of the better sort at tragedies.
      - [Tragedy]


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