鈥淎 fortnight after a funeral sermon shall be preached for me in all the churches. The text shall be, 鈥業 have fought a good fight; I have finished my course; I have kept the faith.鈥?They shall not speak any thing of my life, of my actions, nor any thing personal of me. But they shall tell the people that I confessed my sins, and that I died in full confidence of the goodness of God and of my Savior.鈥? SIR: You never answer any questions; you never show the slightest On one occasion, when the king had sent him a manuscript to revise, he sarcastically exclaimed to the royal messenger, 鈥淲hen will his majesty be done with sending me his dirty linen to wash?鈥?This speech was repeated to the king. He did not lose his revenge. 亚洲va在线va天堂va Voltaire was, at this time, about forty years of age. His renown as a man of genius already filled Europe. He was residing,173 on terms of the closest intimacy, with Madame Du Chatelet, who had separated from her husband. With congenial tastes and ample wealth they occupied the chateau of Cirey, delightfully situated in a quiet valley in Champagne, and which they had rendered, as Madame testifies, a perfect Eden on earth. It is not always, in the divine government, that sentence against an evil work is 鈥渆xecuted speedily.鈥?Madame Du Chatelet, renowned in the writings of Voltaire as the 鈥渄ivine Emilie,鈥?was graceful, beautiful, fascinating. Her conversational powers were remarkable, and she had written several treatises upon subjects connected with the pure sciences, which had given her much deserved celebrity. THE LAST REVIEW. Judy But this war, into which the Prussian king had so recklessly plunged all Europe, was purely a war of personal ambition. Even Frederick did not pretend that it involved any question of human rights. Unblushingly he avowed that he drew his sword and led his hundred thousand peasant-boys upon their dreadful career of carnage and misery simply that he might enlarge his territories, gain renown as a conqueror, and make the world talk about him. It must be a fearful thing to go to the356 judgment seat of Christ with such a crime weighing upon the soul.