the first freakin’ post

“Ah, Madame, what an employment for a Queen of France! Could they see that at Vienna?! Who would have foreseen that, in uniting your lot to mine, you would have descended so low?”

“And do you esteem as nothing,” she replied, “the glory of being the wife of one of the best and most persecuted of men? Are not such misfortunes the noblest honors?”

Louis XVI to Marie Antoinette


— [Alison’s “History of Europe,” vol. ii., p. 299)

louis XVI capture at Varennes



About ♔ la dauphiine ♔

Connecticut-based jewelry monger, history buff, Mets fan. On the hum-drum side, call me a lauded poet, novelist and ghost-writer. (That's right, I haunt prose.)
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