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Ill-Matched Lovers (c. 1520/1525) by Quentin Matsys, illustrating the stereotypes senex amans and the gold digger
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Ill-Matched Lovers (c. 1520/1525) by Quentin Matsys, illustrating the stereotypes senex amans and the gold digger

"What’s heaven? Heaven is where the police are British, the chefs are French, the mechanics are German, the lovers are Italian and the bankers are Swiss.

So then, what’s hell? Hell is where the police are German, the chefs are British, the mechanics are French, the lovers are Swiss and the bankers are Italian." [...]

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A type denotes a grouping based on shared characteristics; a class; an individual that represents the ideal for its class; an embodiment; a block of metal or wood having a raised letter or character on its surface used for printing; an individual considered representative of members of its taxonomic group: the type of a genus, family, etc.

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