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ROUSSEAU. “Do you like cats?” BOSWELL. “No.” ROUSSEAU. “I was sure of that. It is my test of character. There you have the despotic character of men. They do not like cats because the cat is free and will never … Continue reading

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He had every bit as much reason to fear insanity as [Samuel] Johnson; he, too, had inherited a difficult temperament from his father and the dread finger of madness had been laid on several members of his immediate family. His … Continue reading

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