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Rights, Representation, and Reform - Nonsense upon Stilts and Other Writings on the French Revolution

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379 4 Replace existing note with: See Molière, Le malade imaginaire (first performed in 1673), ‘Troisième intermède’:
‘Mihi a docto Doctore
Domandatur causam et rationem quare
Opium facit dormire:
A quoi respondeo,
Quia est in eo
Virtus dormitiva
’,
i.e. ‘I am asked by the learned Doctor the cause and reason why opium makes people sleepy: to which I reply, because there is a soporific quality in it.’