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To repair the irreparable ravages of time.
Crime, like virtue, has its degrees;
And timid innocence was never known
To blossom suddenly into extreme license.
All afflicts and injures me, and conspires to my injury.
Hâtons-nous aujourd'hui de jouir de la vie. Qui sait si nous serons demain?
Love is not a fire to be shut up in a soul. Everything betrays us: voice, silence, eyes; half-covered fires burn all the brighter.
I loved him too much not to hate him at all!
I have loved him too much not to feel any hatred for him.
Behind a veil, unseen yet present,
I was the forceful soul that moved this mighty body.
It is no longer a passion hidden in my heart:
It is Venus herself fastened to her prey.
You are Emperor, my lord, and yet you weep?
It's no longer a burning within my veins: it's Venus entire latched onto her prey.
Ariane, my sister, wounded by what love,
You died on the shores where you were abandoned.
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April 21, 1699
Jean Racine, baptismal name Jean-Baptiste Racine, was a French dramatist, one of the three great playwrights of 17th-century France, and an important literary figure in the Western tradition.
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