• The English, a spirited nation, claim the empire of the sea; the French, a calmer nation, claim that of the air.

    "Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations" by Jehiel Keeler Hoyt, p. 615-17, when Comte de Provence (1783). Impromter sur nos decouverte aerostatiques. Year of the aeronautical experiments of the brothers Montgolfier, Pilatre de Rozier, and Marquis d'Arlandes, 1922.
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