Voltaire And Ferney

The showman's work is very profitable at the country-house of Voltaire,

at Ferney, near Geneva. A Genevese, an excellent calculator, as are all

his countrymen, many years ago valued as follows the yearly profit

derived by the above functionary from his situation:--


8000 busts of Voltaire, made with earth of

Ferney, at a franc a-piece 8,000

1200 autograph letters, at 20 francs 24,000

500 walking canes of Voltaire, at 50 francs each 25,000

300 veritable wigs of Voltaire, at 100 francs 30,000


In all 87,000

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