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02/10/17

The shatterproof glass: decisive invention

The Marquise of Brezé, sister of Cardinal Richelieu only sat surrounded by cushions, because she was convinced that she had a backside of glass.  This noble family provided very illustrious characters as well as outrageous ones.  The Cardinal Richelieu ended his life believing that he was a horse, and whinnied as he circled the billiard table.  His brother fell into the delusion of believing himself to be God the Father. 

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The number of madmen who believed to be of glass – like Tomas Rodaja, the degreed follower of Cervantes – today is not as abundant as in old times.  It is interesting that this craze decreased since the invention of unbreakable glass.  

 

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