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well, i wasn't raised in france, but it's interesting that what you describe was referred to as 'noblesse oblige' in england, perhaps revealing that there is no similar term in english.

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by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Sat Oct 20th, 2007 at 07:44:58 PM EST
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