M. de Voltaire; My Discussions with That Great Man--Ariosto--The Duc
de Villars--The Syndic and the Three Girls--Dispute with Voltaire--
Aix-en-Savoie--The Marquis Desarmoises
"M. de Voltaire," said I, "this is the happiest moment of my life.
I have been your pupil for twenty years, and my heart is full of joy
to see my master."
"Honour me with your attendance on my course for twenty years more,
and promise me that you will bring me my fees at the end of that
"Certainly, if you promise to wait for me."
This Voltairean sally made all present laugh, as was to be expected,