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- What evil is there in seeing a man possess a woman? Why, the beasts would be more free than we! It seems to me that that which is given us by nature for our own preservation ought to be worn round the neck as a pendant and in the hat for a medal.
- Edward Hutton (1922) Pietro Aretino, the scourge of princes. p. 65
The Works of Aretino: Biography: de Sanctis. The letters, 1926
Pietro Aretino, Francesco De Sanctis (1926) The Works of Aretino: Biography: de Sanctis. The letters.
- I love you and, because I love you, I would sooner have you hate me for telling you the truth than adore me for telling you lies.
- p. 152