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    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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But I account the use that a man should seek of the publishing of
his own writings before his read more

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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