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    But I account the use that a man should seek of the publishing of
    his own writings before his death, to be but an untimely
    anticipation of that which is proper to follow a man, and not to
    go along with him.
    - Francis Bacon,

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If the bookseller happens to desire a privilege for his
merchandise, whether he is selling Rabelais or the Fathers read more

If the bookseller happens to desire a privilege for his
merchandise, whether he is selling Rabelais or the Fathers of the
Church, the magistrate grants the privilege without answering for
the contents of the book.
- Voltaire (Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire),

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Yon second-hand bookseller is second to none in the worth of the
treasures which he dispenses.

Yon second-hand bookseller is second to none in the worth of the
treasures which he dispenses.

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If I publish this poem for you, speaking as a trader, I shall be
a considerable loser. Did I read more

If I publish this poem for you, speaking as a trader, I shall be
a considerable loser. Did I publish all I admire, out of
sympathy with the author, I should be a ruined man.

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