Bernard Joseph Saurin
Bernard-Joseph Saurin was a lawyer, poet, and playwright born in Paris in 1706 and who died in that city on 17 November 1781.
Saurin was the son of Joseph Saurin, a converted Protestant minister and mathematician who had been accused in 1712 by Jean-Baptiste Rousseau of being the actual author of defamatory verses that gossip had attributed to Rousseau.
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''The law often allows what honor forbids.''Bernard Joseph Saurin (1706-1781), French dramatist. Blanche, in Blanche et Guiscard, act 5, sc. 6.
''Nothing is sacred to a gamester.''Bernard Joseph Saurin (1706-1781), French dramatist. Henriette, in Beverley, act 1, sc. 1.
''Valor is common but great souls are rare.''Bernard Joseph Saurin (1706-1781), French dramatist. Spartacus, in Spartacus, act 3, sc. 1.