Unluckily, I could never drink without eating; the difficulty lay therefore, in procuring bread. ... I could not bear to purchase it myself; how could a fine gentleman, with a sword at his side, enter a baker’s shop to buy a small loaf of bread? it was utterly impossible. At length I recollected the thoughtless saying of a great princess, who, on being informed that the country people had no bread, replied, “Then let them eat pastry!” So I bought some pastry.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Confessions (1782)

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