By Voltaire, François-Marie Arouet
THE dialog among MICROMEGAS AND THE INHABITANT OF SATURN
His excellency having laid himself down, and the secretary approached his nostril: "It has to be confessed," acknowledged Micromegas, "that nature is filled with variety." "Yes," answered the Saturnian, "nature is sort of a parterre, whose plants --" "Pshaw!" cried the opposite, "a truce along with your parterres." "It is," resumed the secretary, "like an meeting of reasonable and brown ladies, whose dresses--" "What an endemic have I to do together with your brunettes?" acknowledged our visitor. "Then it really is like a gallery of images, the strokes of which--" "Not at all," responded Micromegas, "I let you know as soon as for all, nature is like nature, and comparisons are odious."