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After us, the Deluge

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“I care not what happens when I am dead and gone.” So said Mdme. de Pompadour, the mistress of Louis XV. (1722–1764). Metternich, the Austrian statesman (1773–1859), is credited with the same: but probably he simply quoted the words of the French marchioness.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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lAffection aveugle raison (French)
Affront
Afraid
Africa
African Sisters (The)
Afriet
Aft
After-cast
After-clap
After Meat, Mustard
After us, the Deluge
Aft-meal
Agag
Agamarshana
Agamemnon
Aganicē
Aganippe
Agape
Agapemone
Agape tæ
Agate