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Candide

Candide

by Voltaire

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Quote #16

"But," said Candide to Paquette, "you looked so gay and content when I met you; you sang and you behaved so lovingly to the Theatin, that you seemed to me as happy as you pretend to be now the reverse." "Ah! sir," answered Paquette, "this is one of the miseries of the trade. Yesterday I was robbed and beaten by an officer; yet to-day I must put on good humor to please a friar." (24.17-18)

Paquette, a prostitute, has a friar as her current client. Unlike his title would imply, he is clearly not a strictly devout man.

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