Hubris here, who's there?
Apr 16, 2004 01:44 PM
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Eldon B Tucker" <eldon@t...>
> ... or charged by Steve of being backed by a Republican-supported
> multinational conspiracy to destroy third-world countries in order
> billions of dollars to rebuild them again because some evil
dictator sits at
> the throne of the great devil of capitalism ...
I did not realize you were talking bout St. Germain. I got curious
if Arthur Machen's excellent translation of Casanova's memoirs was on
the Internet. It is. If you want to read abour what he said about
SG you can search the book electronically (best by downloading the
Incidentally, this book is regarded by bibliophiles as one of thre
three greatest autobiographical masterpieces ever written. The other
two are the autobio of Benvenuto Cellini and Confessions of
Augustine, which is REALLY not to my taste. Casanova's memoir is
clearly the best of the three. Check out his long account of his
escape from the Inquisition prison in Venice. Far better than any
story by Dumas and absolutely true.
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