If life is a punishment, one should wish for an end; if life is a test, one should wish it to be short.
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|Birth:||19th January, 1737|
|Death:||21st January, 1814|
Bernardin de Saint-Pierre was a French writer and botanist. He is best known for his 1788 novel Paul and Virginia, now largely forgotten, but in the 19th century a very popular children's book. In 1795 he was elected to the Institut de France, in 1797 manager of the Botanical Gardens and in 1803 member of the Académie française.
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