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Middle Ages
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The Count of Monte Cristo
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  • I thought, I must confess, that these tales, were inventions of the Middle Ages.
  • The stranger ascended a rough staircase, and before a table, illumined by a lamp whose light was concentrated by a large shade while the rest of the apartment was in partial darkness, he perceived the abbe in a monk’s dress, with a cowl on his head such as was used by learned men of the Middle Ages.
  • "I had announced you beforehand to my friends as an enchanter of the ’Arabian Nights,’ a wizard of the Middle Ages; but the Parisians are so subtle in paradoxes that they mistake for caprices of the imagination the most incontestable truths, when these truths do not form a part of their daily existence.

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  • What progress we are making. In the Middle Ages they would have burned me. Now they are content with burning my books.
    Sigmund Freud (referring to the public burning of his books in Berlin)
  • In the Middle Ages, black pepper was imported from Asia and was so expensive it was sold by the corn.

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