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A Noble Answer.

--A friend sought to comfort the wife of the great French general, the Marshal de Villeroy, after the defeat of the latter by Marlborough, at Blenheim, by saying that, thanks to Heaven, the Marshal had escaped uninjured. "That, indeed," she replied, "is enough for me, but it is not enough for him."

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