„No gall has ever poisoned my pen.“

Aucun fiel n'a jamais empoisonne ma plume.
Discours de Reception; reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922).


Aucun fiel n'a jamais empoisonne ma plume.

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