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1780, as Thomas-Alexandre turned eighteen, the king issued a new law prohibiting people of color from using the titles Sieur or Dame ("Sir" or "Madame"). Saint-Georges remained a chevalier—and Thomas-Alexandre was a count—but neither could use "Sir" before his name without risking arrest.
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Strange, how seldom a person knows which days of his life are tragic and which are happy,

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All the doors were open, all the faces were frightened; one felt that Death was there.

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But France did not have a normal government: it had a collection of caffeinated intellectuals

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The local Cairo clergy offered to issue a fatwa recognizing Napoleon as the legitimate ruler of Egypt-provided the entire French army formally convert to Islam. Napoleon actually considered the offer, but when it became clear that the muftis' demand included mass adult circumcision and total abstinence from wine, the conversion plan was scrapped.

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