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Alain-René Lesage

Data de nascimento: 6. Maio 1668
Data de falecimento: 17. Novembro 1747


Alain-René Lesage foi um romancista e dramaturgo francês.

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„It may be said that his wit shines at the expense of his memory.“

— Alain-René Lesage
Book III, ch. 11. Compare: "The Right Honorable gentleman is indebted to his memory for his jests, and to his imagination for his facts", Richard Brinsley Sheridan, Speech in Reply to Mr. Dundas, in Sheridaniana.


„Facts are stubborn things.“

— Alain-René Lesage
Book X, ch. 1. Earlier written by Elliot, Essay on Field Husbandry, p. 35 (1747). Translated by Tobias George Smollett, Translation of Gil Blas, Book x, Chapter 1.

„Isocrates was in the right to insinuate, in his elegant Greek expression, that what is got over the Devil's back is spent under his belly.“

— Alain-René Lesage
Book VIII, ch. 9. Compare: "What is got over the Devil's back is spent under the belly", François Rabelais, Works, Book V, ch. 11.


„Plain as a pike-staff.“

— Alain-René Lesage
Book XII, ch. 7. Compare: "A flat case as plain as a pack-staff", Thomas Middleton, The Family of Love (1602-07), Act v, Scene 3.

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