Candide

by: Voltaire

Chapters 1–4

1

Master Pangloss taught the metaphysico-theologo-cosmolonigology. He could prove admirably that there was no effect without a cause . . .

2

And they who assert that everything is right, do not express themselves correctly; they should say that everything is best.

3

“That will do!” cry the blues; “you are now the support, the defender, the hero of the Bulgarians; your fortune is made; your future is assumed.”

4

The entertainment began by a discharge of the cannon, which in the twinkling of an eye lay flat about 6,000 men on each side.