Rien ne dissemble plus de lui que lui-me" me. Nothing resembles him less than himself.
Re compensez, avancez ce jeune homme; car, si l'on e tait ingrat envers lui, il s'avancerait de lui-me" me. Reward that young man, promote him; for if his services are not recognised, he will promote himself.1794 Comment to the Minister for War, speaking of the 24-year- old Napoleon Bonaparte, after the siege of Toulon. Quoted in John Julius Norwich Venice (1981).
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