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Thomas De Quincey

Thomas Penson De Quincey ( /ˈtɒməs də ˈkwɪnsi/; 15 August 1785 – 8 December 1859) was an English essayist, best known for his Confessions of an English Opium-Eater (1821).

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    Some have been thought brave because they were afraid to run away.
    Eighteenth-century English proverb, collected in Thomas Fuller, Gnomologia (1732)

    If once a man indulges himself in murder, very soon he comes to think little of robbing; and from robbing he comes next to drinking and Sabbath-breaking, and from that to incivility and procrastination.
    —Thomas De Quincey (1785–1859)