klausnick/莫罗佐夫·尼科莱/профан (klausnick) wrote,
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Voltaire

" The art of writing," says Voltaire, " is become in many countries an infamous trade ; where illiterate booksellers pay so much a sheet for lyes and impertinence to mercenary scribblers, who have made of letters the meanest of professions.” [L'art d'ecrire est devenu en plusieurs pays un vil métier, dans lequel des libraires qui ne savent pas lire paient des mensonges & des futilités à tant la feuille à des ecrivains mercenaires qui ont fait de la literature la plus lâche des professions. -- Siècle de Louis, in Cat. Saurin.

Писательская профессия во многих странах стала низким занятием, и неграмотные книгопродавцы за лживые и пустые сочинения платят по столько-то за лист продажным писателям, сделавшим литературу самым презренным делом.]
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