Annual Register Volume 1766

Annual Register Volume 1766

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1767 edition. Excerpt: ...that he had resolved to fight himself alone against an (intire regirnent, and afterwards to set fire to a barrel ' of ssadventure an hour afterit became public. ssThe king was alone with m; in my apartmcnt, when Richelieu appeared in it_: Sires said I to the monarch, sthat very Dill-te de Richelieu there is the most occult agcmin Europe, in amorous intrigues; for, in order to be very private with the ladies he presumes to bring acguainted with your Majesty, _he passes through the hole of a chim some had his '. couplets nor in battles. The English had sent Lord Albemarle to Paris, who was much upon a par with Mirepoix in point of negotiation. George II, who had a particular regard soryhim, defrayed his expences; for he was exceeding poor, though he lived as a very rich man. An Englishman, who knew him at London, said, speaking of his arrival, -at Paris, His Lordship will there C 4. have _ people laboured under-of being, eased, and the impoflibility he was reduced to of making them happy." He opened to me the state ofhis soul, and kept nothing hidden from me. l could read his heartas well as my own: we always left each other with regret, and saw again each other always with pleasure.. The king, as I said i_n the beginning of these memoirs, had made me Marchioness of Pompadour, almost as soon as I had appeared at court; and, to retain me there with deceney, he made me Dame du Palais', This new place should have convinced all Europe, that there was no other eommerce between the king and, me, than. that which was formed human malice does not stop at probabilities: it always runs its full career; and the' malecontents in the state pitched upon that occurrence of my life, to blast my reputation. But my enemies not having been able to more

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