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

;

;

Advertisements

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.)
This entry was posted in court and social and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

it's not just a love-affair with my own voice

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s