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The French reads "Here, some years after the July revolution for which this area is named, was a great place to be found, if you were a man of spirit, at the cafe Montesquieu. The choice of table was grand for those wishing to see or be seen. Look - there Stendhal writes his daily pamphlet. On the terrace the latest models of Mr. Coupat, celebrated tailor and property owner. And look! That group of men there, with the serious airs, talk of the latest amourous mis-adventures of a certain Mr. Wagner at the Four Sisters hotel."

As you can see, the English is much less enthusiastic

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