The Daughters of Louis XV; (Mesdames de France)

The Daughters of Louis XV; (Mesdames de France)

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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. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ...journal, V, 210; Hz'sz'oire de l'Abbaye d'Ar1may, by Louis, Paris, 11, 12. you of it once more. "SISTER THsR1';sE DE SAINT-AUGUSTIN, R.C.I."' This young man made all haste to enter the seminary of Saint-Magloire, near Saint Jacques du Haut Pas, and preserved excellent relations with Madame Louise, upon whom he lavished presents and polite attentions. He sent her a "charming bureau " for her New Year's gift in 1780, and on the similar occasion in 1781 Cochin's engraving of Louis X.V in a frame that was "far too fine for Carmelite nuns." Sister Therese de Saint-Augustin thanked him 1 Comte Fleury, Louis XV intime. Paris, 1899, p. 208. 2 Arclzzk/es Natzbnales, K, 163. warmly, and took pleasure in being agreeable to him. " Adelaide desires me to tell you that she was very pleased with your visit," she wrote to the abbe.... "You improve very much on acquaintance." And the abbe sent her a salmon, flowers, baskets of strawberries and cherries, and even "mirrors," which were "very fine." At Versailles, too, he stood well, but he was very anxious to get an official "recognition"; he drew upon himself a very cold reply from Madame Adelaide, a Princess who would take no joke on the subject of etiquette or rank Versailles, the 8th of December, 1781. "I take too tender an interest, sir, in everything that concerns yourself not to regret the application that has been made on your behalf, and I do not conceal from you my apprehension that harm may have been done to you in the desire to do you service. Your position is known in the way that is most advantageous both for yourself and for your fortunes; not only...show more

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  • Paperback | 116 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 222g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236788680
  • 9781236788689