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Maria Antoinette Makers of History (Paperback) Loot Price: R391
Discovery Miles 3 910
Maria Antoinette Makers of History (Paperback): John Stevens Cabot Abbott

Maria Antoinette Makers of History (Paperback)

John Stevens Cabot Abbott

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Excerpt: ...The marquis left a wife and a little boy overwhelmed Pg 171 with grief and in hopeless poverty. On the following Sunday morning, some extremely injudicious friends of the queen, moved with sympathy for the desolated family, without consulting the queen upon the subject, presented the widow and the orphan in deepest mourning at court. The husband and father had fallen a sacrifice to his love for the queen and her family. The queen was extremely embarrassed. What course could she with safety pursue? If she should yield to the dictates of her own heart, and give expression to her emotions of sympathy and gratitude, she would rouse to still greater fury the indignation of the populace who were accusing her of the desire to escape, and who considered this desire as one of the greatest of crimes. Should she, on the other hand, surrender herself to the dictates of prudence, and neglect openly to manifest any special interest in their behalf, how severely must she be censured by the Loyalists for her ingratitude toward those who had been irretrievably ruined through their love for her. The queen weeps.Present to Madame Favras. The queen was extremely pained by this unexpected and impolitic presentation; for the fate of others, far dearer to her than her own life, were involved in her conduct. She withdrew Pg 172 from the painful scene to her private apartment, threw herself into a chair, and, weeping bitterly, said to an intimate friend, "We must perish We are assailed by men who possess extraordinary talent, and who shrink from no crime. We are defended by those who have the kindest intentions, but who have no adequate idea of our situation. They have exposed me to the animosity of both parties by presenting to me the widow and the son of the Marquis of Favras. Were I free to act as my heart impels me, I should take the child of the man who has so nobly sacrificed himself for us, and adopt him as my own, and place him at the table between the king and...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: October 2012
First published: October 2012
Authors: John Stevens Cabot Abbott
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 114
ISBN-13: 978-1-153-82969-4
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-153-82969-X
Barcode: 9781153829694

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