Wish I'd said that - August 30, 2015

Comte de Mirabeau“From amid the press of ruddy busy Life, the Pale Messenger beckons silently: wide-spreading interests, projects, salvation of French Monarchies, what thing soever man has on hand, he must suddenly quit it all and go. Wert thou saving French Monarchies; wert thou blacking shoes on the Pont Neuf.”

Thomas Carlyle The French Revolution (on the untimely death of the Comte de Mirabeau from exhaustion)

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