At this discourse Candide fainted again; but coming to himself, and having said all that it became him to say, inquired into the cause and effect, as well as into the sufficient reason that had reduced Pangloss to so miserable a plight.
Cacambo explained this whole discourse with great astonishment to Candide, who was as greatly astonished to hear it.
This discourse gave rise to new reflections, and Martin especially concluded that man was born to live either in a state of distracting inquietude or of lethargic disgust.
Candide listened with attention to this discourse, and conceived a great idea of the speaker, and as the Marchioness had taken care to place him beside her, he leaned towards her and took the liberty of asking who was the man who had spoken so well.
During this whole discourse Candide was in raptures, and he said to himself: "This is vastly different from Westphalia and the Baron’s castle.
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The event has elevated the level of public discourse on this issue.
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