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Type: Critic
Nationality: French
Date of Birth: 04/21/1828
Date of Death: 05/03/1893


 

Hippolyte Taine Quotes > In Germany and in England it...

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In Germany and in England it is not regarded as disreputable for a well-educated man to rise from the table partially intoxicated; now and then he becomes completely drunk. With us, on the contrary, it is a reproach, in Italy a disgrace, and in Spain, during the last century, the name of drunkard was an insult which a duel could not wholly wipe out, provoking, as it often did, the dagger.
Hippolyte Taine

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