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Madame Roland (Marie-Jeanne Roland de la Platiere)

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I have been reading Madame Roland's memoirs and have come to the conclusion that she was a very over-rated woman; snobbish, vain, sentimental, envious — rather a German type. Her last days before her execution were spent in chronicling petty social snubs or triumphs of many years back. She was a democrat chiefly from envy of the noblesse.
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Bertrand Russell, in a letter to his brother Frank, 1918.

 
Madame Roland (Marie-Jeanne Roland de la Platiere)

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