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Nothing could stop the audacities of Voltaire

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Nothing could stop the audacities of Voltaire's pen. In his bitingly satirical  Trajan est-il content?  there  were obvious references to Louis XV himself. In 1748, he found it expedient to find refuge with the  Duchess de Sceaux, and somewhat later he joined Mme. de Ch â telet at Lun é ville. In September  1749, his close friend Mme. de Ch â telet, died while giving birth to a child, the father of whom was  neither her husband nor Voltaire. Again he had reached the crossroads in his eventful life. What to  do now? He could not return to Paris, especially because of the continuing feud with Cr é billon. Frederick the Great, whom Voltaire had once met and with whom he had been corresponding  regularly for some time, had been urging the Frenchman to come to Potsdam, where the Prussian 
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