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Friday, 1 May 2009

The Allée d'Argenson

Every afternoon at five, Diderot
Went for a stroll in the Palais-Royal.
He was seen alone there meditating
By a giddy-looking young girl, or
Was it Diderot himself who looked giddy.

Yet it's said people stop here to this day.

Denis Diderot
: Louis Michel van Loo, 1707 (Musée du Louvre, Paris)

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