1734  

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"Enter the London Stock Exchange, that place more respectable than many a court. You will see the deputies of all nations gathered there for the service of mankind. There the Jew, the Mohammedan, and the Christian deal with each other as if they were of the same religion, and give the name of infidel only to those who go bankrupt; there, the Presbyterian trusts the Anabaptist, and the Anglican honors the Quaker's promise. On leaving these peaceful and free assemblies, some go to the synagogue, others to drink; this one goes to be baptized . . ; that one has his foreskin cut off and the Hebrew words mumbled over the child which he does not understand; others go to their church to await the inspiration of God, their hats on their heads, and all are content [...]"--Letters on the English (1734) by Voltaire

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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
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1734 (MDCCXXXIV) was the 734th year of the 2nd millennium, the 34th year of the 18th century, and the 5th year of the 1730s decade.

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