When they [the French] promise always to love a woman, they suppose that she, in turn, promises that she will always be lovable; if she breaks her word, they no longer feel bound to theirs.
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Source Notes: Letter 55 (Rica to Ibben, at Smyrna, Paris, the 7th of the moon of Zilcade, 1714), The Persian Letters (1721); trans. George R. Healy (1964).
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