Saturday, November 6, 2010

Pascal Paoli

Sat 6 Nov 1784: I was an hour or two in conversation with that truly great man, Pascal Paoli, who is a tall, well-made, graceful man, about sixty years of age, but he does not look to be above forty. He appears to have a real regard for the public good, and much of the fear of God. He has a strong understanding and seemed to be acquainted with every branch of polite literature. On my saying, ‘He had met with much the same treatment with that of an ancient lover of his country, Hannibal,’ he immediately answered, ‘But I have never yet met with a King of Bithynia.’

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