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Mandeville, Sir John 14th cent.; putative English author of a romanticized book of travels
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, Bernard 1670?-1733.
Dutch-born British physician, philosopher, and satirist whose major work, The Fable of the Bees (1714), depicts all activity as being motivated by self-interest.
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, Sir John
Pen name of the unknown compiler of The Voyage and Travels of Sir John Mandeville, Knight (c. 1371), a description of fantastic journeys through the East.