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By Voltaire, Henry Morley (Translated by), Lauren Walsh (Translation Revised by), Allan Odle (Illustrated by), Gita May (with an Introduction and Notes by)

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The old servants of the house suspected him to have been the son of the baron’s sister by a very good sort of a gentleman of the neighbourhood, whom that young lady refused to marry, because he could produce no more than seventy-one quarteringsƗ in his arms, the rest of the genealogical tree belonging to the family having been lost through the injuries of time. The baron was one of the most powerful lords in Westphalia, for his castle had not only a gate, but even windows, and his great hall was hung with tapestry.

1734 1735 Although granted the right to return to Paris, Voltaire chooses to remain at Cirey, returning to the city only occasionally. He spends time conducting physical and chemical experiments and writing. He begins a correspondence with Crown Prince Frederick of Prussia (later Frederick the Great), with whom he will have a rocky relationship. 1738 1745 Through the influence of Madame de Pompadour, Louis XV’s mistress, Voltaire is appointed the royal historiographer of France. 1746 He is elected to the prestigious French Academy.

He laid himself down to sleep in a furrow, heart-broken, and supperless. The snow fell in great flakes and in the morning, when he awoke, he was almost frozen to death; however, he dragged himself to the next town, which was called Walds-berghoff-trarbk-dikdorff, without a penny in his pocket, and half dead with hunger and fatigue. He took up his stand at the door of an inn. He had not been long there, before two men dressed in bluec fixed their eyes steadfastly upon him. “Faith, comrade,” said one of them to the other, “there is a well-made young fellow, and of the right size”; upon which they approached Candide, and with the greatest civility and politeness invited him to dine with them.

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