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Dutch
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Candide
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  • There was then a small Dutch ship in the harbour.
  • "Good God!" said Candide in Dutch, "what art thou doing there, friend, in that shocking condition?"
  • He waited upon the Dutch magistrate, and in his distress he knocked over loudly at the door.
  • This rogue of a Dutch skipper has met with the fate he deserved.
  • The French captain soon saw that the captain of the victorious vessel was a Spaniard, and that the other was a Dutch pirate, and the very same one who had robbed Candide.
  • Dogs, monkeys, and parrots are a thousand times less wretched than I. The Dutch fetiches, who have converted me, declare every Sunday that we are all of us children of Adam—blacks as well as whites.
  • Candide was so shocked and bewildered by what he saw and heard, that he would not set foot on shore, and he made a bargain with the Dutch skipper (were he even to rob him like the Surinam captain) to conduct him without delay to Venice.
  • Besides, Candide was possessed of money and jewels, and though he had lost one hundred large red sheep, laden with the greatest treasure upon earth; though the knavery of the Dutch skipper still sat heavy upon his mind; yet when he reflected upon what he had still left, and when he mentioned the name of Cunegonde, especially towards the latter end of a repast, he inclined to Pangloss’s doctrine.
  • "I grant all you say," said Cacambo, "but we have still two sheep remaining, with more treasure than the King of Spain will ever have; and I see a town which I take to be Surinam, belonging to the Dutch.
  • "Oh! oh!" said the Dutch skipper once more to himself, "thirty thousand piastres are a trifle to this man; surely these sheep must be laden with an immense treasure; let us say no more about it.
  • Ah, my dear Cunegonde, what sort of a world is this?" said Candide on board the Dutch ship.

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  • The Dutch are famous for their tulips.
  • Rembrandt is my favorite Dutch painter.

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