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Mar 2003 The Entire Court Memoirs of France Series [CM#63][cm63b10.txt]3900 Mar 2003 The Entire Memoirs of Court of St. Cloud [CM#62][cm62b10.txt]3899 Mar 2003 Memoirs of the Court of St. Cloud, v7 [CM#61][cm61b10.txt]3898 Mar 2003 Memoirs of the Court of St. Cloud, v6 [CM#60][cm60b10.txt]3897 Mar 2003 Memoirs of the Court of St. Cloud, v5 [CM#59][cm59b10.txt]3896 Mar 2003 Memoirs of the Court of St. Cloud, v4 [CM#58][cm58b10.txt]3895 Mar 2003 Memoirs of the Court of St. Cloud, v3 [CM#57][cm57b10.txt]3894 Mar 2003 Memoirs of the Court of St. Cloud, v2 [CM#56][cm56b10.txt]3893 Mar 2003 Memoirs of the Court of St. Cloud, v1 [CM#55][cm55b10.txt]3892 Mar 2003 The Entire Marie Antoinette, by Campan [CM#54][cm54b10.txt]3891 Mar 2003 Memoirs of Marie Antoinette, by Campan, v7 [CM#53][cm53b10.txt]3890 Mar 2003 Memoirs of Marie Antoinette, by Campan, v6 [CM#52][cm52b10.txt]3889 Mar 2003 Memoirs of Marie Antoinette, by Campan, v5 [CM#51][cm51b10.txt]3888 Mar 2003 Memoirs of Marie Antoinette, by Campan, v4 [CM#50][cm50b10.txt]3887 Mar 2003 Memoirs of Marie Antoinette, by Campan, v3 [CM#49][cm49b10.txt]3886 Mar 2003 Memoirs of Marie Antoinette, by Campan, v2 [CM#48][cm48b10.txt]3885 Mar 2003 Memoirs of Marie Antoinette, by Campan, v1 [CM#47][cm47b10.txt]3884 Mar 2003 The Entire Louis XV./XVI, by Hausset [CM#46][cm46b10.txt]3883 Mar 2003 Memoirs of Louis XV./XVI, by Hausset, v7 [CM#45][cm45b10.txt]3882 Mar 2003 Memoirs of Louis XV./XVI, by Hausset, v6 [CM#44][cm44b10.txt]3881 Mar 2003 Memoirs of Louis XV./XVI, by Hausset, v5 [CM#43][cm43b10.txt]3880 Mar 2003 Memoirs of Louis XV./XVI, by Hausset, v4 [CM#42][cm42b10.txt]3879 Mar 2003 Memoirs of Louis XV./XVI, by Hausset, v3 [CM#41][cm41b10.txt]3878 Mar 2003 Memoirs of Louis XV./XVI, by Hausset, v2 [CM#40][cm40b10.txt]3877 Mar 2003 Memoirs of Louis XV./XVI, by Hausset, v1 [CM#39][cm39b10.txt]3876 Mar 2003 Entire Memoirs of Louis XIV, by Saint-Simon[CM#38][cm38b10.txt]3875 Mar 2003 Memoirs of Louis XIV, by Saint-Simon, v15 [CM#37][cm37b10.txt]3874 Mar 2003 Memoirs of Louis XIV, by Saint-Simon, v14 [CM#36][cm36b10.txt]3873 Mar 2003 Memoirs of Louis XIV, by Saint-Simon, v13 [CM#35][cm35b10.txt]3872 Mar 2003 Memoirs of Louis XIV, by Saint-Simon, v12 [CM#34][cm34b10.txt]3871 Mar 2003 Memoirs of Louis XIV, by Saint-Simon, v11 [CM#33][cm33b10.txt]3870 Mar 2003 Memoirs of Louis XIV, by Saint-Simon, v10 [CM#32][cm32b10.txt]3869 Mar 2003 Memoirs of Louis XIV, by Saint-Simon, v9 [CM#31][cm31b10.txt]3868 Mar 2003 Memoirs of Louis XIV, by Saint-Simon, v8 [CM#30][cm30b10.txt]3867 Mar 2003 Memoirs of Louis XIV, by Saint-Simon, v7 [CM#29][cm29b10.txt]3866 Mar 2003 Memoirs of Louis XIV, by Saint-Simon, v6 [CM#28][cm28b10.txt]3865 Mar 2003 Memoirs of Louis XIV, by Saint-Simon, v5 [CM#27][cm27b10.txt]3864 Mar 2003 Memoirs of Louis XIV, by Saint-Simon, v4 [CM#26][cm26b10.txt]3863 Mar 2003 Memoirs of Louis XIV, by Saint-Simon, v3 [CM#25][cm25b10.txt]3862 Mar 2003 Memoirs of Louis XIV, by Saint-Simon, v2 [CM#24][cm24b10.txt]3861 Mar 2003 Memoirs of Louis XIV, by Saint-Simon, v1 [CM#23][cm23b10.txt]3860 Mar 2003 Entire Memoirs Louis XIV, by Duch d'Orleans[CM#22][cm22b10.txt]3859 Mar 2003 Memoirs of Louis XIV, by Duch d'Orleans, v4[CM#21][cm21b10.txt]3858 Mar 2003 Memoirs of Louis XIV, by Duch d'Orleans, v3[CM#20][cm20b10.txt]3857 Mar 2003 Memoirs of Louis XIV, by Duch d'Orleans, v2[CM#19][cm19b10.txt]3856 Mar 2003 Memoirs of Louis XIV, by Duch d'Orleans, v1[CM#18][cm18b10.txt]3855 Mar 2003 The Entire Memoirs of Madame de Montespan [CM#17][cm17b10.txt]3854 Mar 2003 The Memoirs of Madame de Montespan, v7 [CM#16][cm16b10.txt]3853 Mar 2003 The Memoirs of Madame de Montespan, v6 [CM#15][cm15b10.txt]3852 Mar 2003 The Memoirs of Madame de Montespan, v5 [CM#14][cm14b10.txt]3851 Mar 2003 The Memoirs of Madame de Montespan, v4 [CM#13][cm13b10.txt]3850 Mar 2003 The Memoirs of Madame de Montespan, v3 [CM#12][cm12b10.txt]3849 Mar 2003 The Memoirs of Madame de Montespan, v2 [CM#11][cm11b10.txt]3848 Mar 2003 The Memoirs of Madame de Montespan, v1 [CM#10][cm10b10.txt]3847 Mar 2003 The Entire Memoirs of Cardinal de Retz [CM#09][cm09b10.txt]3846 Mar 2003 The Memoirs of Cardinal de Retz, v4 [CM#08][cm08b10.txt]3845 Mar 2003 The Memoirs of Cardinal de Retz, v3 [CM#07][cm07b10.txt]3844 Mar 2003 The Memoirs of Cardinal de Retz, v2 [CM#06][cm06b10.txt]3843 Mar 2003 The Memoirs of Cardinal de Retz, v1 [CM#05][cm05b10.txt]3842 Mar 2003 The Entire Memoirs of Marguerite de Valois [CM#04][cm04b10.txt]3841 Mar 2003 The History of the House of Valois, v3 [CM#03][cm03b10.txt]3840 Mar 2003 The Memoirs of Marguerite de Valois, v2 [CM#02][cm02b10.txt]3839 Mar 2003 The Memoirs of Marguerite de Valois, v1 [CM#01][cm01b10.txt]3838



HISTORIC COURT MEMOIRS IN 62 VOLUMES



THE MEMOIRS OF MARGUERITE DE VALOIS

THE MEMOIRS OF MARGUERITE DE VALOIS, v1 [CM#01][cm01b10.txt]3838

Adversity is solitary, while prosperity dwells in a crowd Comeliness of his person, which at all times pleads powerfully Everything in the world bore a double aspect Hearsay liable to be influenced by ignorance or malice Hopes they (enemies) should hereafter become our friends I should praise you more had you praised me less It is the usual frailty of our sex to be fond of flattery Mistrust is the sure forerunner of hatred Necessity is said to be the mother of invention Never approached any other man near enough to know a difference Not to repose too much confidence in our friends Prefer truth to embellishment Rather out of contempt, and because it was good policy The Massacre of St. Bartholomew's Day To embellish my story I have neither leisure nor ability Troubles might not be lasting Young girls seldom take much notice of children



THE MEMOIRS OF MARGUERITE DE VALOIS, V2 [CM#02][cm02b10.txt]3839

Envy and malice are self-deceivers Honours and success are followed by envy Lovers are not criminal in the estimation of one another Situated as I was betwixt fear and hope The pretended reformed religion There is too much of it for earnest, and not enough for jest Those who have given offence to hate the offended party



THE HISTORY OF THE HOUSE OF VALOIS, V3 [CM#03][cm03b10.txt]3840

From faith to action the bridge is short Much is forgiven to a king Parliament aided the King to expel the Jesuits from France The record of the war is as the smoke of a furnace



THE ENTIRE MEMOIRS OF MARGUERITE DE VALOIS [CM#04][cm04b10.txt]3841

Adversity is solitary, while prosperity dwells in a crowd Comeliness of his person, which at all times pleads powerfully Envy and malice are self-deceivers Everything in the world bore a double aspect From faith to action the bridge is short Hearsay liable to be influenced by ignorance or malice Honours and success are followed by envy Hopes they (enemies) should hereafter become our friends I should praise you more had you praised me less It is the usual frailty of our sex to be fond of flattery Lovers are not criminal in the estimation of one another Mistrust is the sure forerunner of hatred Much is forgiven to a king Necessity is said to be the mother of invention Never approached any other man near enough to know a difference Not to repose too much confidence in our friends Parliament aided the King to expel the Jesuits from France Prefer truth to embellishment Rather out of contempt, and because it was good policy Situated as I was betwixt fear and hope The pretended reformed religion The Massacre of St. Bartholomew's Day The record of the war is as the smoke of a furnace There is too much of it for earnest, and not enough for jest Those who have given offence to hate the offended party To embellish my story I have neither leisure nor ability Troubles might not be lasting Young girls seldom take much notice of children



THE MEMOIRS OF CARDINAL DE RETZ

THE MEMOIRS OF CARDINAL DE RETZ, V1 [CM#05][cm05b10.txt]3842

Assurrance often supplies the room of good sense By the means of a hundred pistoles down, and vast promises False glory and false modesty He knew how to put a good gloss upon his failings He weighed everything, but fixed on nothing Is there a greater in the world than heading a party? Nothing is so subject to delusion as piety So indiscreet as to boast of his successful amours Verily believed he was really the man which he affected to be



THE MEMOIRS OF CARDINAL DE RETZ, V2 [CM#06][cm06b10.txt]3843

Always to sacrifice the little affairs to the greater Always judged of actions by men, and never men by their actions Arms which are not tempered by laws quickly become anarchy Associating patience with activity Blindness that make authority to consist only in force Bounty, which, though very often secret, had the louder echo Civil war is one of those complicated diseases Clergy always great examples of slavish servitude Confounded the most weighty with the most trifling Contempt—the most dangerous disease of any State Dangerous to refuse presents from one's superiors Distinguished between bad and worse, good and better Fading flowers, which are fragrant to-day and offensive tomorrow Fool in adversity and a knave in prosperity Fools yield only when they cannot help it Good news should be employed in providing against bad He had not a long view of what was beyond his reach His wit was far inferior to his courage His ideas were infinitely above his capacity Impossible for her to live without being in love with somebody Inconvenience of popularity Kinds of fear only to be removed by higher degrees of terror Laws without the protection of arms sink into contempt Maxims showed not great regard for virtue More ambitious than was consistent with morality My utmost to save other souls, though I took no care of my own Need of caution in what we say to our friends Neither capable of governing nor being governed Men of irresolution are apt to catch at all overtures Never had woman more contempt for scruples and ceremonies Oftener deceived by distrusting than by being overcredulous One piece of bad news seldom comes singly Only way to acquire them is to show that we do not value them Poverty so well became him Power commonly keeps above ridicule Pretended to a great deal more wit than came to his share Queen was adored much more for her troubles than for her merit Strongest may safely promise to the weaker what he thinks fit Those who carry more sail than ballast Thought he always stood in need of apologies Transitory honour is mere smoke Treated him as she did her petticoat Useful man in a faction because of his wonderful complacency Vanity to love to be esteemed the first author of things Virtue for a man to confess a fault than not to commit one We are far more moved at the hearing of old stories Weakening and changing the laws of the land Whose vivacity supplied the want of judgment Wisdom in affairs of moment is nothing without courage With a design to do good, he did evil Yet he gave more than he promised



THE MEMOIRS OF CARDINAL DE RETZ, V3 [CM#07][cm07b10.txt]3844

Buckingham had been in love with three Queens Civil war as not powerful enough to conclude a peace Insinuation is of more service than that of persuasion Man that supposed everybody had a back door Mazarin: embezzling some nine millions of the public money Passed for the author of events of which I was only the prophet The subdivision of parties is generally the ruin of all The wisest fool he ever saw in his life Who imagine the head of a party to be their master



THE MEMOIRS OF CARDINAL DE RETZ, V4 [CM#08][cm08b10.txt]3845

Help to blind the rest of mankind, and they even become blinder She had nothing but beauty, which cloys when it comes alone You must know that, with us Princes, words go for nothing



THE ENTIRE MEMOIRS OF CARDINAL DE RETZ [CM#09][cm09b10.txt]3846

Always judged of actions by men, and never men by their actions Always to sacrifice the little affairs to the greater Arms which are not tempered by laws quickly become anarchy Associating patience with activity Assurrance often supplies the room of good sense Blindness that make authority to consist only in force Bounty, which, though very often secret, had the louder echo Buckingham had been in love with three Queens By the means of a hundred pistoles down, and vast promises Civil war as not powerful enough to conclude a peace Civil war is one of those complicated diseases Clergy always great examples of slavish servitude Confounded the most weighty with the most trifling Contempt—the most dangerous disease of any State Dangerous to refuse presents from one's superiors Distinguished between bad and worse, good and better Fading flowers, which are fragrant to-day and offensive tomorrow False glory and false modesty Fool in adversity and a knave in prosperity Fools yield only when they cannot help it Good news should be employed in providing against bad He weighed everything, but fixed on nothing He knew how to put a good gloss upon his failings He had not a long view of what was beyond his reach Help to blind the rest of mankind, and they even become blinder His ideas were infinitely above his capacity His wit was far inferior to his courage Impossible for her to live without being in love with somebody Inconvenience of popularity Insinuation is of more service than that of persuasion Is there a greater in the world than heading a party? Kinds of fear only to be removed by higher degrees of terror Laws without the protection of arms sink into contempt Man that supposed everybody had a back door Maxims showed not great regard for virtue Mazarin: embezzling some nine millions of the public money Men of irresolution are apt to catch at all overtures More ambitious than was consistent with morality My utmost to save other souls, though I took no care of my own Need of caution in what we say to our friends Neither capable of governing nor being governed Never had woman more contempt for scruples and ceremonies Nothing is so subject to delusion as piety Oftener deceived by distrusting than by being overcredulous One piece of bad news seldom comes singly Only way to acquire them is to show that we do not value them Passed for the author of events of which I was only the prophet Poverty so well became him Power commonly keeps above ridicule Pretended to a great deal more wit than came to his share Queen was adored much more for her troubles than for her merit She had nothing but beauty, which cloys when it comes alone So indiscreet as to boast of his successful amours Strongest may safely promise to the weaker what he thinks fit The subdivision of parties is generally the ruin of all The wisest fool he ever saw in his life Those who carry more sail than ballast Thought he always stood in need of apologies Transitory honour is mere smoke Treated him as she did her petticoat Useful man in a faction because of his wonderful complacency Vanity to love to be esteemed the first author of things Verily believed he was really the man which he affected to be Virtue for a man to confess a fault than not to commit one We are far more moved at the hearing of old stories Weakening and changing the laws of the land Who imagine the head of a party to be their master Whose vivacity supplied the want of judgment Wisdom in affairs of moment is nothing without courage With a design to do good, he did evil Yet he gave more than he promised You must know that, with us Princes, words go for nothing



THE MEMOIRS OF MADAME DE MONTESPAN

THE MEMOIRS OF MADAME DE MONTESPAN, V1 [CM#10][cm10b10.txt]3847

Armed with beauty and sarcasm Conduct of the sort which cements and revives attachments Console me on the morrow for what had troubled me to-day Depicting other figures she really portrays her own In England a man is the absolute proprietor of his wife In Rome justice and religion always rank second to politics Kings only desire to be obeyed when they command Laws will only be as so many black lines on white paper Love-affair between Mademoiselle de la Valliere and the King Madame de Montespan had died of an attack of coquetry Not show it off was as if one only possessed a kennel That Which Often It is Best to Ignore Violent passion had changed to mere friendship When women rule their reign is always stormy and troublous Wife: property or of furniture, useful to his house Won for himself a great name and great wealth by words



THE MEMOIRS OF MADAME DE MONTESPAN, V2 [CM#11][cm11b10.txt]3848

Cannot reconcile themselves to what exists Domestics included two nurses, a waiting-maid, a physician Extravagant, without the means to be so Happy with him as a woman who takes her husband's place can be Poetry without rhapsody Present princes and let those be scandalised who will! Satire without bitterness Talent without artifice The pulpit is in want of comedians; they work wonders there Then comes discouragement; after that, habit Trust not in kings What they need is abstinence, prohibitions, thwartings When one has seen him, everything is excusable Would you like to be a cardinal? I can manage that



THE MEMOIRS OF MADAME DE MONTESPAN, V3 [CM#12][cm12b10.txt]3849

And then he would go off, laughing in his sleeve Hate me, but fear me He was not fool enough for his place I myself being the first to make merry at it (my plainness) In the great world, a vague promise is the same as a refusal It is easier to offend me than to deceive me Knew how to point the Bastille cannon at the troops of the King Madame de Sevigne Time, the irresistible healer Weeping just as if princes had not got to die like anybody else Went so far as to shed tears, his most difficult feat of all When one has been pretty, one imagines that one is still so



THE MEMOIRS OF MADAME DE MONTESPAN, V4 [CM#13][cm13b10.txt]3850

All the death-in-life of a convent Cuddlings and caresses of decrepitude In ill-assorted unions, good sense or good nature must intervene



THE MEMOIRS OF MADAME DE MONTESPAN, V5 [CM#14][cm14b10.txt]3851

Grow like a dilapidated house; I am only here to repair myself He contradicted me about trifles Intimacy, once broken, cannot be renewed Jealous without motive, and almost without love The King replied that "too much was too much" The monarch suddenly enough rejuvenated his attire There is an exaggeration in your sorrow



THE MEMOIRS OF MADAME DE MONTESPAN, V6 [CM#15][cm15b10.txt]3852

Always sold at a loss which must be sold at a given moment Permissible neither to applaud nor to hiss Respectful without servility She awaits your replies without interruption These liars in surplice, in black cassock, or in purple Wish you had the generosity to show, now and again, less wit You know, madame, that he generally gets everything he wants



THE MEMOIRS OF MADAME DE MONTESPAN, V7 [CM#16][cm16b10.txt]3853

Ambition puts a thick bandage over the eyes Says all that he means, and resolutely means all that he can say Situations in life where we are condemned to see evil done Women who misconduct themselves are pitiless and severe



THE ENTIRE MEMOIRS OF MADAME DE MONTESPAN [CM#17][cm17b10.txt]3854

All the death-in-life of a convent Always sold at a loss which must be sold at a given moment Ambition puts a thick bandage over the eyes And then he would go off, laughing in his sleeve Armed with beauty and sarcasm Cannot reconcile themselves to what exists Conduct of the sort which cements and revives attachments Console me on the morrow for what had troubled me to-day Cuddlings and caresses of decrepitude Depicting other figures she really portrays her own Domestics included two nurses, a waiting-maid, a physician Extravagant, without the means to be so Grow like a dilapidated house; I am only here to repair myself Happy with him as a woman who takes her husband's place can be Hate me, but fear me He contradicted me about trifles He was not fool enough for his place I myself being the first to make merry at it (my plainness) In the great world, a vague promise is the same as a refusal In Rome justice and religion always rank second to politics In ill-assorted unions, good sense or good nature must intervene In England a man is the absolute proprietor of his wife Intimacy, once broken, cannot be renewed It is easier to offend me than to deceive me Jealous without motive, and almost without love Kings only desire to be obeyed when they command Knew how to point the Bastille cannon at the troops of the King Laws will only be as so many black lines on white paper Love-affair between Mademoiselle de la Valliere and the King Madame de Sevigne Madame de Montespan had died of an attack of coquetry Not show it off was as if one only possessed a kennel Permissible neither to applaud nor to hiss Poetry without rhapsody Present princes and let those be scandalised who will! Respectful without servility Satire without bitterness Says all that he means, and resolutely means all that he can say She awaits your replies without interruption Situations in life where we are condemned to see evil done Talent without artifice That Which Often It is Best to Ignore The King replied that "too much was too much" The monarch suddenly enough rejuvenated his attire The pulpit is in want of comedians; they work wonders there Then comes discouragement; after that, habit There is an exaggeration in your sorrow These liars in surplice, in black cassock, or in purple Time, the irresistible healer Trust not in kings Violent passion had changed to mere friendship Weeping just as if princes had not got to die like anybody else Went so far as to shed tears, his most difficult feat of all What they need is abstinence, prohibitions, thwartings When women rule their reign is always stormy and troublous When one has seen him, everything is excusable When one has been pretty, one imagines that one is still so Wife: property or of furniture, useful to his house Wish you had the generosity to show, now and again, less wit Women who misconduct themselves are pitiless and severe Won for himself a great name and great wealth by words Would you like to be a cardinal? I can manage that You know, madame, that he generally gets everything he wants



MEMOIRS OF LOUIS XIV, BY DUCHESSE D'ORLEANS

MEMOIRS OF LOUIS XIV, BY DUCH D'ORLEANS, V1 [CM#18][cm18b10.txt]3855

A pious Capuchin explained her dream to her Art of satisfying people even while he reproved their requests Asked the King a hundred questions, which is not the fashion Because the Queen has only the rinsings of the glass Duplicity passes for wit, and frankness is looked upon as folly Even doubt whether he believes in the existence of a God Follies and superstitions as the rosaries and other things Formerly the custom to swear horridly on all occasions Great filthiness in the interior of their houses Great things originated from the most insignificant trifles He always slept in the Queen's bed He had good natural wit, but was extremely ignorant He was a good sort of man, notwithstanding his weaknesses Her teeth were very ugly, being black and broken (Queen) I am unquestionably very ugly I formed a religion of my own I have seldom been at a loss for something to laugh at I never take medicine but on urgent occasions It was not permitted to argue with him Jewels and decoration attract attention (to the ugly) Louis XIV. scarcely knew how to read and write Made his mistresses treat her with all becoming respect My husband proposed separate beds No man more ignorant of religion than the King was Nobility becoming poor could not afford to buy the high offices Not lawful to investigate in matters of religion Robes battantes for the purpose of concealing her pregnancy Seeing myself look as ugly as I really am (in a mirror) So great a fear of hell had been instilled into the King Soon tired of war, and wishing to return home (Louis XIV) The old woman (Madame Maintenon) To die is the least event of my life (Maintenon) To tell the truth, I was never very fond of having children You are a King; you weep, and yet I go You never look in a mirror when you pass it



MEMOIRS OF LOUIS XIV, BY DUCH D'ORLEANS, V2 [CM#19][cm19b10.txt]3856

Always has a fictitious malady in reserve I had a mind, he said, to commit one sin, but not two I wished the husband not to be informed of it Old Maintenon Provided they are talked of, they are satisfied That what he called love was mere debauchery



MEMOIRS OF LOUIS XIV, BY DUCH D'ORLEANS, V3 [CM#20][cm20b10.txt]3857

Bad company spoils good manners Duc de Grammont, then Ambassador, played the Confessor Frequent and excessive bathing have undermined her health It is an unfortunate thing for a man not to know himself Like will to like



MEMOIRS OF LOUIS XIV, BY DUCH D'ORLEANS, V4 [CM#21][cm21b10.txt]3858

But all shame is extinct in France Exclaimed so long against high head-dresses Honour grows again as well as hair I thought I should win it, and so I lost it If I should die, shall I not have lived long enough? Only your illegitimate daughter Original manuscripts of the Memoirs of Cardinal Retz She never could be agreeable to women Since becoming Queen she had not had a day of real happiness Stout, healthy girl of nineteen had no other sins to confess Subject to frequent fits of abstraction Throw his priest into the Necker



ENTIRE MEMOIRS LOUIS XIV, BY DUCH D'ORLEANS [CM#22][cm22b10.txt]3859

A pious Capuchin explained her dream to her Always has a fictitious malady in reserve Art of satisfying people even while he reproved their requests Asked the King a hundred questions, which is not the fashion Bad company spoils good manners Because the Queen has only the rinsings of the glass But all shame is extinct in France Duc de Grammont, then Ambassador, played the Confessor Duplicity passes for wit, and frankness is looked upon as folly Even doubt whether he believes in the existence of a God Exclaimed so long against high head-dresses Follies and superstitions as the rosaries and other things Formerly the custom to swear horridly on all occasions Frequent and excessive bathing have undermined her health Great filthiness in the interior of their houses Great things originated from the most insignificant trifles He had good natural wit, but was extremely ignorant He always slept in the Queen's bed He was a good sort of man, notwithstanding his weaknesses Her teeth were very ugly, being black and broken (Queen) Honour grows again as well as hair I thought I should win it, and so I lost it I never take medicine but on urgent occasions I wished the husband not to be informed of it I have seldom been at a loss for something to laugh at I am unquestionably very ugly I had a mind, he said, to commit one sin, but not two I formed a religion of my own If I should die, shall I not have lived long enough? It is an unfortunate thing for a man not to know himself It was not permitted to argue with him Jewels and decoration attract attention (to the ugly) Like will to like Louis XIV. scarcely knew how to read and write Made his mistresses treat her with all becoming respect My husband proposed separate beds No man more ignorant of religion than the King was Nobility becoming poor could not afford to buy the high offices Not lawful to investigate in matters of religion Old Maintenon Only your illegitimate daughter Original manuscripts of the Memoirs of Cardinal Retz Provided they are talked of, they are satisfied Robes battantes for the purpose of concealing her pregnancy Seeing myself look as ugly as I really am (in a mirror) She never could be agreeable to women Since becoming Queen she had not had a day of real happiness So great a fear of hell had been instilled into the King Soon tired of war, and wishing to return home (Louis XIV) Stout, healthy girl of nineteen had no other sins to confess Subject to frequent fits of abstraction That what he called love was mere debauchery The old woman (Madame Maintenon) Throw his priest into the Necker To tell the truth, I was never very fond of having children To die is the least event of my life (Maintenon) You never look in a mirror when you pass it You are a King; you weep, and yet I go



MEMOIRS OF LOUIS XIV, BY THE DUC de SAINT-SIMON

MEMOIRS OF LOUIS XIV, BY SAINT-SIMON, V1 [CM#23][cm23b10.txt]3860

Aptitude did not come up to my desire Believed that to undertake and succeed were only the same things Exceeded all that was promised of her, and all that I had hoped He had pleased (the King) by his drugs King was being wheeled in his easy chair in the gardens Less easily forget the injuries we inflict than those received Make religion a little more palpable Manifesto of a man who disgorges his bile Mightily tired of masters and books More facility I have as King to gratify myself My wife went to bed, and received a crowd of visitors People who had only sores to share Persuaded themselves they understood each other Received all the Court in her bed Saw peace desired were they less inclined to listen to terms Spark of ambition would have destroyed all his edifice Sulpicians The safest place on the Continent Wise and disdainful silence is difficult to keep under reverses With him one's life was safe



MEMOIRS OF LOUIS XIV, BY SAINT-SIMON, V2 [CM#24][cm24b10.txt]3861

But with a crawling baseness equal to her previous audacity He limped audaciously Height to which her insignificance had risen His death, so happy for him and so sad for his friends His habits were publicly known to be those of the Greeks In order to say something cutting to you, says it to himself Madame de Maintenon in returning young and poor from America No means, therefore, of being wise among so many fools Omissions must be repaired as soon as they are perceived Pope excommunicated those who read the book or kept it She lose her head, and her accomplice to be broken on the wheel The clergy, to whom envy is not unfamiliar The porter and the soldier were arrested and tortured Whitehall, the largest and ugliest palace in Europe World; so unreasoning, and so little in accord with itself



MEMOIRS OF LOUIS XIV, BY SAINT-SIMON, V3 [CM#25][cm25b10.txt]3862

A King's son, a King's father, and never a King Capacity was small, and yet he believed he knew everything He was accused of putting on an imperceptible touch of rouge Monseigneur, who had been out wolf-hunting Never been able to bend her to a more human way of life Spoke only about as much as three or four women Supported by unanswerable reasons that did not convince The most horrible sights have often ridiculous contrasts The nothingness of what the world calls great destinies Whatever course I adopt many people will condemn me



MEMOIRS OF LOUIS XIV, BY SAINT-SIMON, V4 [CM#26][cm26b10.txt]3863

His great piety contributed to weaken his mind Of a politeness that was unendurable Reproaches rarely succeed in love Spoil all by asking too much Teacher lost little, because he had little to lose There was no end to the outrageous civilities of M. de Coislin



MEMOIRS OF LOUIS XIV, BY SAINT-SIMON, V5 [CM#27][cm27b10.txt]3864

Imagining themselves everywhere in marvellous danger of capture Oh, my lord! how many virtues you make me detest Polite when necessary, but insolent when he dared Promotion was granted according to length of service



MEMOIRS OF LOUIS XIV, BY SAINT-SIMON, V6 [CM#28][cm28b10.txt]3865

Compelled to pay, who would have preferred giving voluntarily Conjugal impatience of the Duc de Bourgogne Desmarets no longer knew of what wood to make a crutch He was so good that I sometimes reproached him for it Indiscreet and tyrannical charity Jesuits: all means were good that furthered his designs Said that if they were good, they were sure to be hated



MEMOIRS OF LOUIS XIV, BY SAINT-SIMON, V7 [CM#29][cm29b10.txt]3866

Found it easier to fly into a rage than to reply



MEMOIRS OF LOUIS XIV, BY SAINT-SIMON, V8 [CM#30][cm30b10.txt]3867

A king is made for his subjects, and not the subjects for him A lingering fear lest the sick man should recover Danger of inducing hypocrisy by placing devotion too high For want of better support I sustained myself with courage Interests of all interested painted on their faces Never was a man so ready with tears, so backward with grief Suspicion of a goitre, which did not ill become her The shortness of each day was his only sorrow



MEMOIRS OF LOUIS XIV, BY SAINT-SIMON, V9 [CM#31][cm31b10.txt]3868

Admit our ignorance, and not to give fictions and inventions Arranged his affairs that he died without money For penance: "we must make our servants fast" The argument of interest is the best of all with monks



MEMOIRS OF LOUIS XIV, BY SAINT-SIMON, V10 [CM#32][cm32b10.txt]3869

Depopulated a quarter of the realm He liked nobody to be in any way superior to him He was born bored; he was so accustomed to live out of himself He was scarcely taught how to read or write It is a sign that I have touched the sore point Pope not been ashamed to extol the Saint-Bartholomew Revocation of the edict of Nantes Seeing him eat olives with a fork! Touched, but like a man who does not wish to seem so Unreasonable love of admiration, was his ruin Who counted others only as they stood in relation to himself



MEMOIRS OF LOUIS XIV, BY SAINT-SIMON, V11 [CM#33][cm33b10.txt]3870

Scarcely any history has been written at first hand



MEMOIRS OF LOUIS XIV, BY SAINT-SIMON, V12 [CM#34][cm34b10.txt]3871

He was often firm in promises



MEMOIRS OF LOUIS XIV, BY SAINT-SIMON, V13 [CM#35][cm35b10.txt]3872

A cardinal may be poisoned, stabbed, got rid of altogether Enriched one at the expense of the other Few would be enriched at the expense of the many I abhorred to gain at the expense of others Juggle, which put the wealth of Peter into the pockets of Paul Not allowing ecclesiastics to meddle with public affairs People with difficulty believe what they have seen Rome must be infallible, or she is nothing



MEMOIRS OF LOUIS XIV, BY SAINT-SIMON, V14 [CM#36][cm36b10.txt]3873

Countries of the Inquisition, where science is a crime Ignorance and superstition the first of virtues



MEMOIRS OF LOUIS XIV, BY SAINT-SIMON, V15 [CM#37][cm37b10.txt]3874

A good friend when a friend at all, which was rare Artagnan, captain of the grey musketeers Death came to laugh at him for the sweating labour he had taken From bad to worse was easy Others were not allowed to dream as he had lived We die as we have lived, and 'tis rare it happens otherwise



ENTIRE MEMOIRS OF LOUIS XIV, BY SAINT-SIMON [CM#38][cm38b10.txt]3875

A cardinal may be poisoned, stabbed, got rid of altogether A good friend when a friend at all, which was rare A King's son, a King's father, and never a King A lingering fear lest the sick man should recover A king is made for his subjects, and not the subjects for him Admit our ignorance, and not to give fictions and inventions Aptitude did not come up to my desire Arranged his affairs that he died without money Artagnan, captain of the grey musketeers Believed that to undertake and succeed were only the same things But with a crawling baseness equal to her previous audacity Capacity was small, and yet he believed he knew everything Compelled to pay, who would have preferred giving voluntarily Conjugal impatience of the Duc de Bourgogne Countries of the Inquisition, where science is a crime Danger of inducing hypocrisy by placing devotion too high Death came to laugh at him for the sweating labour he had taken Depopulated a quarter of the realm Desmarets no longer knew of what wood to make a crutch Enriched one at the expense of the other Exceeded all that was promised of her, and all that I had hoped Few would be enriched at the expense of the many For penance: "we must make our servants fast" For want of better support I sustained myself with courage Found it easier to fly into a rage than to reply From bad to worse was easy He had pleased (the King) by his drugs He limped audaciously He was often firm in promises He was so good that I sometimes reproached him for it He was born bored; he was so accustomed to live out of himself He liked nobody to be in any way superior to him He was scarcely taught how to read or write He was accused of putting on an imperceptible touch of rouge Height to which her insignificance had risen His death, so happy for him and so sad for his friends His habits were publicly known to be those of the Greeks His great piety contributed to weaken his mind I abhorred to gain at the expense of others Ignorance and superstition the first of virtues Imagining themselves everywhere in marvellous danger of capture In order to say something cutting to you, says it to himself Indiscreet and tyrannical charity Interests of all interested painted on their faces It is a sign that I have touched the sore point Jesuits: all means were good that furthered his designs Juggle, which put the wealth of Peter into the pockets of Paul King was being wheeled in his easy chair in the gardens Less easily forget the injuries we inflict than those received Madame de Maintenon in returning young and poor from America Make religion a little more palpable Manifesto of a man who disgorges his bile Mightily tired of masters and books Monseigneur, who had been out wolf-hunting More facility I have as King to gratify myself My wife went to bed, and received a crowd of visitors Never been able to bend her to a more human way of life Never was a man so ready with tears, so backward with grief No means, therefore, of being wise among so many fools Not allowing ecclesiastics to meddle with public affairs Of a politeness that was unendurable Oh, my lord! how many virtues you make me detest Omissions must be repaired as soon as they are perceived Others were not allowed to dream as he had lived People who had only sores to share People with difficulty believe what they have seen Persuaded themselves they understood each other Polite when necessary, but insolent when he dared Pope excommunicated those who read the book or kept it Pope not been ashamed to extol the Saint-Bartholomew Promotion was granted according to length of service Received all the Court in her bed Reproaches rarely succeed in love Revocation of the edict of Nantes Rome must be infallible, or she is nothing Said that if they were good, they were sure to be hated Saw peace desired were they less inclined to listen to terms Scarcely any history has been written at first hand Seeing him eat olives with a fork! She lose her head, and her accomplice to be broken on the wheel Spark of ambition would have destroyed all his edifice Spoil all by asking too much Spoke only about as much as three or four women Sulpicians Supported by unanswerable reasons that did not convince Suspicion of a goitre, which did not ill become her Teacher lost little, because he had little to lose The clergy, to whom envy is not unfamiliar The porter and the soldier were arrested and tortured The shortness of each day was his only sorrow The most horrible sights have often ridiculous contrasts The argument of interest is the best of all with monks The nothingness of what the world calls great destinies The safest place on the Continent There was no end to the outrageous civilities of M. de Coislin Touched, but like a man who does not wish to seem so Unreasonable love of admiration, was his ruin We die as we have lived, and 'tis rare it happens otherwise Whatever course I adopt many people will condemn me Whitehall, the largest and ugliest palace in Europe Who counted others only as they stood in relation to himself Wise and disdainful silence is difficult to keep under reverses With him one's life was safe World; so unreasoning, and so little in accord with itself



MEMOIRS OF LOUIS XV./XVI, BY HAUSSET and PRINCESS LAMBALLE

MEMOIRS OF LOUIS XV./XVI, BY HAUSSET, V1 [CM#39][cm39b10.txt]3876

A liar ought to have a good memory Because he is fat, he is thought dull and heavy Danger of confiding the administration to noblemen Do not repulse him in his fond moments He who quits the field loses it Money the universal lever, and you are in want of it Offering you the spectacle of my miseries Sentiment is more prompt, and inspires me with fear Sworn that she had thought of nothing but you all her life To despise money, is to despise happiness, liberty... We look upon you as a cat, or a dog, and go on talking When the only security of a King rests upon his troops You tell me bad news: having packed up, I had rather go



MEMOIRS OF LOUIS XV./XVI, BY HAUSSET, V2 [CM#40][cm40b10.txt]3877

Air of science calculated to deceive the vulgar Bad habit of talking very indiscreetly before others Clouds—you may see what you please in them Dared to say to me, so he writes Dead always in fault, and cannot be put out of sight too soon French people do not do things by halves Fresh proof of the intrigues of the Jesuits How difficult it is to do good I dared not touch that string Infinite astonishment at his sharing the common destiny Madame made the Treaty of Sienna Pension is granted on condition that his poems are never printed Pleasure of making a great noise at little expense Sending astronomers to Mexico and Peru, to measure the earth She always says the right thing in the right place She drives quick and will certainly be overturned on the road



MEMOIRS OF LOUIS XV./XVI, BY HAUSSET, V3 [CM#41][cm41b10.txt]3878

Embonpoint of the French Princesses Few individuals except Princesses do with parade and publicity Frailty in the ambitious, through which the artful can act Laughed at qualities she could not comprehend Mind well stored against human casualties Policy, in sovereigns, is paramount to every other Quiet work of ruin by whispers and detraction Ridicule, than which no weapon is more false or deadly Salique Laws Thank Heaven, I am out of harness Traducing virtues the slanderers never possessed Underrated what she could not imitate Where the knout is the logician



MEMOIRS OF LOUIS XV./XVI, BY HAUSSET, V4 [CM#42][cm42b10.txt]3879

Fatal error of conscious rectitude Feel themselves injured by the favour shown to others Listeners never hear any good of themselves Only retire to make room for another race Regardlessness of appearances



MEMOIRS OF LOUIS XV./XVI, BY HAUSSET, V5 [CM#43][cm43b10.txt]3880

Beaumarchais sent arms to the Americans Educate his children as quietists in matters of religion It is an ill wind that blows no one any good Judge of men by the company they keep Les culottes—what do you call them?' 'Small clothes' My little English protegee No phrase becomes a proverb until after a century's experience We say "inexpressibles" Wish art to eclipse nature



MEMOIRS OF LOUIS XV./XVI, BY HAUSSET, V6 [CM#44][cm44b10.txt]3881

And scarcely a woman; for your answers are very short Can make a Duchess a beggar, but cannot make a beggar a Duchess Canvassing for a majority to set up D'Orleans Clergy enjoyed one-third the national revenues Declaring the Duke of Orleans the constitutional King Foolishly occupying themselves with petty matters Many an aching heart rides in a carriage Over-caution may produce evils almost equal to carelessness Panegyric of the great Edmund Burke upon Marie Antoinette People in independence are only the puppets of demagogues Revolution not as the Americans, founded on grievances Suppression of all superfluous religious institutions The King remained as if paralysed and stupefied These expounders—or confounders—of codes To be accused was to incur instant death Who confound logic with their wishes



MEMOIRS OF LOUIS XV./XVI, BY HAUSSET, V7 [CM#45][cm45b10.txt]3882

Honesty is to be trusted before genius More dangerous to attack the habits of men than their religion



THE ENTIRE LOUIS XV./XVI, BY HAUSSET [CM#46][cm46b10.txt]3883

A liar ought to have a good memory Air of science calculated to deceive the vulgar And scarcely a woman; for your answers are very short Bad habit of talking very indiscreetly before others Beaumarchais sent arms to the Americans Because he is fat, he is thought dull and heavy Can make a Duchess a beggar, but cannot make a beggar a Duchess Canvassing for a majority to set up D'Orleans Clergy enjoyed one-third the national revenues Clouds—you may see what you please in them Danger of confiding the administration to noblemen Dared to say to me, so he writes Dead always in fault, and cannot be put out of sight too soon Declaring the Duke of Orleans the constitutional King Do not repulse him in his fond moments Educate his children as quietists in matters of religion Embonpoint of the French Princesses Fatal error of conscious rectitude Feel themselves injured by the favour shown to others Few individuals except Princesses do with parade and publicity Foolishly occupying themselves with petty matters Frailty in the ambitious, through which the artful can act French people do not do things by halves Fresh proof of the intrigues of the Jesuits He who quits the field loses it Honesty is to be trusted before genius How difficult it is to do good I dared not touch that string Infinite astonishment at his sharing the common destiny It is an ill wind that blows no one any good Judge of men by the company they keep Laughed at qualities she could not comprehend Les culottes—what do you call them?' 'Small clothes' Listeners never hear any good of themselves Madame made the Treaty of Sienna Many an aching heart rides in a carriage Mind well stored against human casualties Money the universal lever, and you are in want of it More dangerous to attack the habits of men than their religion My little English protegee No phrase becomes a proverb until after a century's experience Offering you the spectacle of my miseries Only retire to make room for another race Over-caution may produce evils almost equal to carelessness Panegyric of the great Edmund Burke upon Marie Antoinette Pension is granted on condition that his poems are never printed People in independence are only the puppets of demagogues Pleasure of making a great noise at little expense Policy, in sovereigns, is paramount to every other Quiet work of ruin by whispers and detraction Regardlessness of appearances Revolution not as the Americans, founded on grievances Ridicule, than which no weapon is more false or deadly Salique Laws Sending astronomers to Mexico and Peru, to measure the earth Sentiment is more prompt, and inspires me with fear She always says the right thing in the right place She drives quick and will certainly be overturned on the road Suppression of all superfluous religious institutions Sworn that she had thought of nothing but you all her life Thank Heaven, I am out of harness The King remained as if paralysed and stupefied These expounders—or confounders—of codes To be accused was to incur instant death To despise money, is to despise happiness, liberty... Traducing virtues the slanderers never possessed Underrated what she could not imitate We look upon you as a cat, or a dog, and go on talking We say "inexpressibles" When the only security of a King rests upon his troops Where the knout is the logician Who confound logic with their wishes Wish art to eclipse nature You tell me bad news: having packed up, I had rather go



MEMOIRS OF MARIE ANTOINETTE, BY MADAME CAMPAN

MEMOIRS OF MARIE ANTOINETTE, BY CAMPAN, V1 [CM#47][cm47b10.txt]3884

Ah, Madame, we have all been killed in our masters' service! Brought me her daughter Hortense de Beauharnais Condescension which renders approbation more offensive Difference between brilliant theories and the simplest practice Extreme simplicity was the Queens first and only real mistake I hate all that savours of fanaticism If ever I establish a republic of women.... No ears that will discover when she (The Princess) is out of tune Observe the least pretension on account of the rank or fortune On domestic management depends the preservation of their fortune Spirit of party can degrade the character of a nation Tastes may change The anti-Austrian party, discontented and vindictive They say you live very poorly here, Moliere True nobility, gentlemen, consists in giving proofs of it We must have obedience, and no reasoning What do young women stand in need of?—Mothers! "Would be a pity," she said, "to stop when so fairly on the road" Your swords have rusted in their scabbards



MEMOIRS OF MARIE ANTOINETTE, BY CAMPAN, V2 [CM#48][cm48b10.txt]3885

Carried the idea of the prerogative of rank to a high pitch Common and blamable practice of indulgence Dignified tone which alone secures the respect due to power Etiquette still existed at Court, dignity alone was wanting Happiness does not dwell in palaces His seraglio in the Parc-aux-Cerfs I love the conveniences of life too well Leave me in peace; be assured that I can put no heir in danger Most intriguing little Carmelite in the kingdom Princes thus accustomed to be treated as divinities Princess at 12 years was not mistress of the whole alphabet Taken pains only to render himself beloved by his pupil The Jesuits were suppressed The King delighted to manage the most disgraceful points To be formally mistress, a husband had to be found Ventured to give such rash advice: inoculation Was but one brilliant action that she could perform



MEMOIRS OF MARIE ANTOINETTE, BY CAMPAN, V3 [CM#49][cm49b10.txt]3886

Elegant entertainments were given to Doctor Franklin Fashion of wearing a black coat without being in mourning Favourite of a queen is not, in France, a happy one History of the man with the iron mask Of course I shall be either hissed or applauded. She often carried her economy to a degree of parsimony Shocking to find so little a man in the son of the Marechal Simplicity of the Queen's toilet began to be strongly censured The charge of extravagance The three ministers, more ambitious than amorous Well, this is royally ill played! While the Queen was blamed, she was blindly imitated



MEMOIRS OF MARIE ANTOINETTE, BY CAMPAN, V4 [CM#50][cm50b10.txt]3887

Customs are nearly equal to laws Displaying her acquirements with rather too much confidence I do not like these rhapsodies Indulge in the pleasure of vice and assume the credit of virtue No accounting for the caprices of a woman None but little minds dreaded little books Shun all kinds of confidence The author (Beaumarchais) was sent to prison soon afterwards Those muskets were immediately embarked and sold to the Americans Young Prince suffered from the rickets



MEMOIRS OF MARIE ANTOINETTE, BY CAMPAN, V5 [CM#51][cm51b10.txt]3888

Advised the King not to separate himself from his army Grand-Dieu, mamma! will it be yesterday over again? Mirabeau forgot that it was more easy to do harm than good Never shall a drop of French blood be shed by my order Saw no other advantage in it than that of saving her own life That air of truth which always carries conviction When kings become prisoners they are very near death Whispered in his mother's ear, "Was that right?"



MEMOIRS OF MARIE ANTOINETTE, BY CAMPAN, V6 [CM#52][cm52b10.txt]3889

A man born solely to contradict Alas! her griefs double mine! He is afraid to command His ruin was resolved on; they passed to the order of the day King (gave) the fatal order to the Swiss to cease firing La Fayette to rescue the royal family and convey them to Rouen Prevent disorder from organising itself The emigrant party have their intrigues and schemes There is not one real patriot among all this infamous horde Those who did it should not pretend to wish to remedy it



MEMOIRS OF MARIE ANTOINETTE, BY CAMPAN, V7 [CM#53][cm53b10.txt]3890

Allowed her candles and as much firewood as she wanted Better to die than to implicate anybody Duc d'Orleans, when called on to give his vote for death of King Formed rather to endure calamity with patience than to contend How can I have any regret when I partake your misfortunes Louis Philippe, the usurper of the inheritance of her family My father fortunately found a library which amused him No one is more dangerous than a man clothed with recent authority Rabble, always ready to insult genius, virtue, and misfortune So many crimes perpetrated under that name (liberty) Subjecting the vanquished to be tried by the conquerors



THE ENTIRE MARIE ANTOINETTE, BY CAMPAN [CM#54][cm54b10.txt]3891

A man born solely to contradict Advised the King not to separate himself from his army Ah, Madame, we have all been killed in our masters' service! Alas! her griefs double mine! Allowed her candles and as much firewood as she wanted Better to die than to implicate anybody Brought me her daughter Hortense de Beauharnais Carried the idea of the prerogative of rank to a high pitch Common and blamable practice of indulgence Condescension which renders approbation more offensive Customs are nearly equal to laws Difference between brilliant theories and the simplest practice Dignified tone which alone secures the respect due to power Displaying her acquirements with rather too much confidence Duc d'Orleans, when called on to give his vote for death of King Elegant entertainments were given to Doctor Franklin Etiquette still existed at Court, dignity alone was wanting Extreme simplicity was the Queens first and only real mistake Fashion of wearing a black coat without being in mourning Favourite of a queen is not, in France, a happy one Formed rather to endure calamity with patience than to contend Grand-Dieu, mamma! will it be yesterday over again? Happiness does not dwell in palaces He is afraid to command His ruin was resolved on; they passed to the order of the day His seraglio in the Parc-aux-Cerfs History of the man with the iron mask How can I have any regret when I partake your misfortunes I hate all that savours of fanaticism I do not like these rhapsodies I love the conveniences of life too well If ever I establish a republic of women.... Indulge in the pleasure of vice and assume the credit of virtue King (gave) the fatal order to the Swiss to cease firing La Fayette to rescue the royal family and convey them to Rouen Leave me in peace; be assured that I can put no heir in danger Louis Philippe, the usurper of the inheritance of her family Mirabeau forgot that it was more easy to do harm than good Most intriguing little Carmelite in the kingdom My father fortunately found a library which amused him Never shall a drop of French blood be shed by my order No one is more dangerous than a man clothed with recent authority No accounting for the caprices of a woman No ears that will discover when she (The Princess) is out of tune None but little minds dreaded little books Observe the least pretension on account of the rank or fortune Of course I shall be either hissed or applauded. On domestic management depends the preservation of their fortune Prevent disorder from organising itself Princes thus accustomed to be treated as divinities Princess at 12 years was not mistress of the whole alphabet Rabble, always ready to insult genius, virtue, and misfortune Saw no other advantage in it than that of saving her own life She often carried her economy to a degree of parsimony Shocking to find so little a man in the son of the Marechal Shun all kinds of confidence Simplicity of the Queen's toilet began to be strongly censured So many crimes perpetrated under that name (liberty) Spirit of party can degrade the character of a nation Subjecting the vanquished to be tried by the conquerors Taken pains only to render himself beloved by his pupil Tastes may change That air of truth which always carries conviction The author (Beaumarchais) was sent to prison soon afterwards The Jesuits were suppressed The three ministers, more ambitious than amorous The charge of extravagance The emigrant party have their intrigues and schemes The King delighted to manage the most disgraceful points The anti-Austrian party, discontented and vindictive There is not one real patriot among all this infamous horde They say you live very poorly here, Moliere Those muskets were immediately embarked and sold to the Americans Those who did it should not pretend to wish to remedy it To be formally mistress, a husband had to be found True nobility, gentlemen, consists in giving proofs of it Ventured to give such rash advice: inoculation Was but one brilliant action that she could perform We must have obedience, and no reasoning Well, this is royally ill played! What do young women stand in need of?—Mothers! When kings become prisoners they are very near death While the Queen was blamed, she was blindly imitated Whispered in his mother's ear, "Was that right?" "Would be a pity," she said, "to stop when so fairly on the road" Young Prince suffered from the rickets Your swords have rusted in their scabbards



MEMOIRS OF THE COURT OF ST. CLOUD BY A GENTLEMAN AT PARIS

MEMOIRS OF THE COURT OF ST. CLOUD, V1 [CM#55][cm55b10.txt]3892

Easy to give places to men to whom Nature has refused parts Indifference of the French people to all religion Prepared to become your victim, but not your accomplice Were my generals as great fools as some of my Ministers Which crime in power has interest to render impenetrable



MEMOIRS OF THE COURT OF ST. CLOUD, V2 [CM#56][cm56b10.txt]3893

Bestowing on the Almighty the passions of mortals Bow to their charlatanism as if it was sublimity Cannot be expressed, and if expressed, would not be believed Feeling, however, the want of consolation in their misfortunes Future effects dreaded from its past enormities God is only the invention of fear Gold, changes black to white, guilt to innocence Hail their sophistry and imposture as inspiration Invention of new tortures and improved racks Labour as much as possible in the dark Misfortunes and proscription would not only inspire courage My means were the boundaries of my wants Not suspected of any vices, but all his virtues are negative Nothing was decided, though nothing was refused Now that she is old (as is generally the case), turned devotee Prelate on whom Bonaparte intends to confer the Roman tiara Saints supplied her with a finger, a toe, or some other parts Step is but short from superstition to infidelity Suspicion and tyranny are inseparable companions Two hundred and twenty thousand prostitute licenses Usurped the easy direction of ignorance Would cease to rule the day he became just



MEMOIRS OF THE COURT OF ST. CLOUD, V3 [CM#57][cm57b10.txt]3894

As confident and obstinate as ignorant Bonaparte and his wife go now every morning to hear Mass Bourrienne Distinguished for their piety or rewarded for their flattery Extravagances of a head filled with paradoxes Forced military men to kneel before priests Indifference about futurity Military diplomacy More vain than ambitious Nature has destined him to obey, and not to govern One of the negative accomplices of the criminal Promises of impostors or fools to delude the ignorant Salaries as the men, under the name of washerwomen This is the age of upstarts," said Talleyrand Thought at least extraordinary, even by our friends



MEMOIRS OF THE COURT OF ST. CLOUD, V4 [CM#58][cm58b10.txt]3895

All his creditors, denounced and executed All priests are to be proscribed as criminals How much people talk about what they do not comprehend Thought himself eloquent when only insolent or impertinent



MEMOIRS OF THE COURT OF ST. CLOUD, V5 [CM#59][cm59b10.txt]3896

Hero of great ambition and small capacity: La Fayette Marble lives longer than man Satisfying himself with keeping three mistresses only Under the notion of being frank, are rude Want is the parent of industry With us, unfortunately, suspicion is the same as conviction



MEMOIRS OF THE COURT OF ST. CLOUD, V6 [CM#60][cm60b10.txt]3897

A stranger to remorse and repentance, as well as to honour Accused of fanaticism, because she refused to cohabit with him As everywhere else, supported injustice by violence Bonaparte dreads more the liberty of the Press than all other Chevalier of the Guillotine: Toureaux Country where power forces the law to lie dormant Encounter with dignity and self-command unbecoming provocations Error to admit any neutrality at all Expeditious justice, as it is called here French Revolution was fostered by robbery and murder He was too honest to judge soundly and to act rightly Her present Serene Idiot, as she styles the Prince Borghese If Bonaparte is fond of flattery—pays for it like a real Emperor Its pretensions rose in proportion to the condescensions Jealous of his wife as a lover of his mistress Justice is invoked in vain when the criminal is powerful May change his habitations six times in the month—yet be home Men and women, old men and children are no more My maid always sleeps with me when my husband is absent Napoleon invasion of States of the American Commonwealth Not only portable guillotines, but portable Jacobin clubs Procure him after a useless life, a glorious death Should our system of cringing continue progressively Sold cats' meat and tripe in the streets of Rome Sufferings of individuals, he said, are nothing Suspicion is evidence United States will be exposed to Napoleon's outrages Who complains is shot as a conspirator



MEMOIRS OF THE COURT OF ST. CLOUD, V7 [CM#61][cm61b10.txt]3898

Complacency which may be felt, but ought never to be published General who is too fond of his life ought never to enter a camp Generals of Cabinets are often indifferent captains in the field How many reputations are gained by an impudent assurance Irresolution and weakness in a commander operate the same Love of life increase in proportion as its real value diminishes Opinion almost constitutes half the strength of armies Presumptuous charlatan Pretensions or passions of upstart vanity Pride of an insupportable and outrageous ambition Prudence without weakness, and with firmness without obstinacy They ought to be just before they are generous They will create some quarrel to destroy you Vices or virtues of all civilized nations are relatively the same We are tired of everything, even of our existence



THE ENTIRE MEMOIRS OF COURT OF ST. CLOUD [CM#62][cm62b10.txt]3899

A stranger to remorse and repentance, as well as to honour Accused of fanaticism, because she refused to cohabit with him All his creditors, denounced and executed All priests are to be proscribed as criminals As everywhere else, supported injustice by violence As confident and obstinate as ignorant Bestowing on the Almighty the passions of mortals Bonaparte and his wife go now every morning to hear Mass Bonaparte dreads more the liberty of the Press than all other Bourrienne Bow to their charlatanism as if it was sublimity Cannot be expressed, and if expressed, would not be believed Chevalier of the Guillotine: Toureaux Complacency which may be felt, but ought never to be published Country where power forces the law to lie dormant Distinguished for their piety or rewarded for their flattery Easy to give places to men to whom Nature has refused parts Encounter with dignity and self_command unbecoming provocations Error to admit any neutrality at all Expeditious justice, as it is called here Extravagances of a head filled with paradoxes Feeling, however, the want of consolation in their misfortunes Forced military men to kneel before priests French Revolution was fostered by robbery and murder Future effects dreaded from its past enormities General who is too fond of his life ought never to enter a camp Generals of Cabinets are often indifferent captains in the field God is only the invention of fear Gold, changes black to white, guilt to innocence Hail their sophistry and imposture as inspiration He was too honest to judge soundly and to act rightly Her present Serene Idiot, as she styles the Prince Borghese Hero of great ambition and small capacity: La Fayette How many reputations are gained by an impudent assurance How much people talk about what they do not comprehend If Bonaparte is fond of flattery_pays for it like a real Emperor Indifference about futurity Indifference of the French people to all religion Invention of new tortures and improved racks Irresolution and weakness in a commander operate the same Its pretensions rose in proportion to the condescensions Jealous of his wife as a lover of his mistress Justice is invoked in vain when the criminal is powerful Labour as much as possible in the dark Love of life increase in proportion as its real value diminishes Marble lives longer than man May change his habitations six times in the month_yet be home Men and women, old men and children are no more Military diplomacy Misfortunes and proscription would not only inspire courage More vain than ambitious My maid always sleeps with me when my husband is absent My means were the boundaries of my wants Napoleon invasion of States of the American Commonwealth Nature has destined him to obey, and not to govern Not suspected of any vices, but all his virtues are negative Not only portable guillotines, but portable Jacobin clubs Nothing was decided, though nothing was refused Now that she is old (as is generally the case), turned devotee One of the negative accomplices of the criminal Opinion almost constitutes half the strength of armies Prelate on whom Bonaparte intends to confer the Roman tiara Prepared to become your victim, but not your accomplice Presumptuous charlatan Pretensions or passions of upstart vanity Pride of an insupportable and outrageous ambition Procure him after a useless life, a glorious death Promises of impostors or fools to delude the ignorant Prudence without weakness, and with firmness without obstinacy Saints supplied her with a finger, a toe, or some other parts Salaries as the men, under the name of washerwomen Satisfying himself with keeping three mistresses only Should our system of cringing continue progressively Sold cats' meat and tripe in the streets of Rome Step is but short from superstition to infidelity Sufferings of individuals, he said, are nothing Suspicion and tyranny are inseparable companions Suspicion is evidence They will create some quarrel to destroy you They ought to be just before they are generous This is the age of upstarts," said Talleyrand Thought at least extraordinary, even by our friends Thought himself eloquent when only insolent or impertinent Two hundred and twenty thousand prostitute licenses Under the notion of being frank, are rude United States will be exposed to Napoleon's outrages Usurped the easy direction of ignorance Vices or virtues of all civilized nations are relatively the same Want is the parent of industry We are tired of everything, even of our existence Were my generals as great fools as some of my Ministers Which crime in power has interest to render impenetrable Who complains is shot as a conspirator With us, unfortunately, suspicion is the same as conviction Would cease to rule the day he became just



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A man born solely to contradict A stranger to remorse and repentance, as well as to honour A pious Capuchin explained her dream to her A cardinal may be poisoned, stabbed, got rid of altogether A good friend when a friend at all, which was rare A King's son, a King's father, and never a King A liar ought to have a good memory A lingering fear lest the sick man should recover A king is made for his subjects, and not the subjects for him Accused of fanaticism, because she refused to cohabit with him Admit our ignorance, and not to give fictions and inventions Adversity is solitary, while prosperity dwells in a crowd Advised the King not to separate himself from his army Ah, Madame, we have all been killed in our masters' service! Air of science calculated to deceive the vulgar Alas! her griefs double mine! All the death-in-life of a convent All priests are to be proscribed as criminals All his creditors, denounced and executed Allowed her candles and as much firewood as she wanted Always sold at a loss which must be sold at a given moment Always has a fictitious malady in reserve Ambition puts a thick bandage over the eyes And then he would go off, laughing in his sleeve And scarcely a woman; for your answers are very short Aptitude did not come up to my desire Armed with beauty and sarcasm Arranged his affairs that he died without money Art of satisfying people even while he reproved their requests Artagnan, captain of the grey musketeers As confident and obstinate as ignorant As everywhere else, supported injustice by violence Asked the King a hundred questions, which is not the fashion Bad company spoils good manners Bad habit of talking very indiscreetly before others Beaumarchais sent arms to the Americans Because he is fat, he is thought dull and heavy Because the Queen has only the rinsings of the glass Believed that to undertake and succeed were only the same things Bestowing on the Almighty the passions of mortals Better to die than to implicate anybody Bonaparte dreads more the liberty of the Press than all other Bonaparte and his wife go now every morning to hear Mass Bourrienne Bow to their charlatanism as if it was sublimity Brought me her daughter Hortense de Beauharnais But all shame is extinct in France But with a crawling baseness equal to her previous audacity Can make a Duchess a beggar, but cannot make a beggar a Duchess Cannot reconcile themselves to what exists Cannot be expressed, and if expressed, would not be believed Canvassing for a majority to set up D'Orleans Capacity was small, and yet he believed he knew everything Carried the idea of the prerogative of rank to a high pitch Chevalier of the Guillotine: Toureaux Clergy enjoyed one-third the national revenues Clouds—you may see what you please in them Comeliness of his person, which at all times pleads powerfully Common and blamable practice of indulgence Compelled to pay, who would have preferred giving voluntarily Complacency which may be felt, but ought never to be published Condescension which renders approbation more offensive Conduct of the sort which cements and revives attachments Conjugal impatience of the Duc de Bourgogne Console me on the morrow for what had troubled me to-day Countries of the Inquisition, where science is a crime Country where power forces the law to lie dormant Cuddlings and caresses of decrepitude Customs are nearly equal to laws Danger of inducing hypocrisy by placing devotion too high Danger of confiding the administration to noblemen Dared to say to me, so he writes Dead always in fault, and cannot be put out of sight too soon Death came to laugh at him for the sweating labour he had taken Declaring the Duke of Orleans the constitutional King Depicting other figures she really portrays her own Depopulated a quarter of the realm Desmarets no longer knew of what wood to make a crutch Difference between brilliant theories and the simplest practice Dignified tone which alone secures the respect due to power Displaying her acquirements with rather too much confidence Distinguished for their piety or rewarded for their flattery Do not repulse him in his fond moments Domestics included two nurses, a waiting-maid, a physician Duc de Grammont, then Ambassador, played the Confessor Duc d'Orleans, when called on to give his vote for death of King Duplicity passes for wit, and frankness is looked upon as folly Easy to give places to men to whom Nature has refused parts Educate his children as quietists in matters of religion Elegant entertainments were given to Doctor Franklin Embonpoint of the French Princesses Encounter with dignity and self-command unbecoming provocations Enriched one at the expense of the other Envy and malice are self-deceivers Error to admit any neutrality at all Etiquette still existed at Court, dignity alone was wanting Even doubt whether he believes in the existence of a God Everything in the world bore a double aspect Exceeded all that was promised of her, and all that I had hoped Exclaimed so long against high head-dresses Expeditious justice, as it is called here Extravagances of a head filled with paradoxes Extravagant, without the means to be so Extreme simplicity was the Queens first and only real mistake Fashion of wearing a black coat without being in mourning Fatal error of conscious rectitude Favourite of a queen is not, in France, a happy one Feel themselves injured by the favour shown to others Feeling, however, the want of consolation in their misfortunes Few would be enriched at the expense of the many Few individuals except Princesses do with parade and publicity Follies and superstitions as the rosaries and other things Foolishly occupying themselves with petty matters For penance: "we must make our servants fast" For want of better support I sustained myself with courage Forced military men to kneel before priests Formed rather to endure calamity with patience than to contend Formerly the custom to swear horridly on all occasions Found it easier to fly into a rage than to reply Frailty in the ambitious, through which the artful can act French people do not do things by halves French Revolution was fostered by robbery and murder Frequent and excessive bathing have undermined her health Fresh proof of the intrigues of the Jesuits From bad to worse was easy From faith to action the bridge is short Future effects dreaded from its past enormities General who is too fond of his life ought never to enter a camp Generals of Cabinets are often indifferent captains in the field God is only the invention of fear Gold, changes black to white, guilt to innocence Grand-Dieu, mamma! will it be yesterday over again? Great filthiness in the interior of their houses Great things originated from the most insignificant trifles Grow like a dilapidated house; I am only here to repair myself Hail their sophistry and imposture as inspiration Happiness does not dwell in palaces Happy with him as a woman who takes her husband's place can be Hate me, but fear me He was scarcely taught how to read or write He was accused of putting on an imperceptible touch of rouge He was too honest to judge soundly and to act rightly He contradicted me about trifles He liked nobody to be in any way superior to him He always slept in the Queen's bed He is afraid to command He was not fool enough for his place He who quits the field loses it He limped audaciously He was a good sort of man, notwithstanding his weaknesses He had good natural wit, but was extremely ignorant He had pleased (the King) by his drugs He was born bored; he was so accustomed to live out of himself He was so good that I sometimes reproached him for it He was often firm in promises Hearsay liable to be influenced by ignorance or malice Height to which her insignificance had risen Her present Serene Idiot, as she styles the Prince Borghese Her teeth were very ugly, being black and broken (Queen) Hero of great ambition and small capacity: La Fayette His ruin was resolved on; they passed to the order of the day His death, so happy for him and so sad for his friends His habits were publicly known to be those of the Greeks His great piety contributed to weaken his mind His seraglio in the Parc-aux-Cerfs History of the man with the iron mask Honesty is to be trusted before genius Honour grows again as well as hair Honours and success are followed by envy Hopes they (enemies) should hereafter become our friends How difficult it is to do good How much people talk about what they do not comprehend How can I have any regret when I partake your misfortunes How many reputations are gained by an impudent assurance I love the conveniences of life too well I am unquestionably very ugly I do not like these rhapsodies I had a mind, he said, to commit one sin, but not two I hate all that savours of fanaticism I formed a religion of my own I dared not touch that string I abhorred to gain at the expense of others I thought I should win it, and so I lost it I have seldom been at a loss for something to laugh at I myself being the first to make merry at it (my plainness) I should praise you more had you praised me less I never take medicine but on urgent occasions I wished the husband not to be informed of it If Bonaparte is fond of flattery—pays for it like a real Emperor If ever I establish a republic of women.... If I should die, shall I not have lived long enough? Ignorance and superstition the first of virtues Imagining themselves everywhere in marvellous danger of capture In order to say something cutting to you, says it to himself In England a man is the absolute proprietor of his wife In the great world, a vague promise is the same as a refusal In Rome justice and religion always rank second to politics In ill-assorted unions, good sense or good nature must intervene Indifference of the French people to all religion Indifference about futurity Indiscreet and tyrannical charity Indulge in the pleasure of vice and assume the credit of virtue Infinite astonishment at his sharing the common destiny Interests of all interested painted on their faces Intimacy, once broken, cannot be renewed Invention of new tortures and improved racks Irresolution and weakness in a commander operate the same It is easier to offend me than to deceive me It is an unfortunate thing for a man not to know himself It was not permitted to argue with him It is an ill wind that blows no one any good It is the usual frailty of our sex to be fond of flattery It is a sign that I have touched the sore poin Its pretensions rose in proportion to the condescensions Jealous of his wife as a lover of his mistress Jealous without motive, and almost without love Jesuits: all means were good that furthered his designs Jewels and decoration attract attention (to the ugly) Judge of men by the company they keep Juggle, which put the wealth of Peter into the pockets of Paul Justice is invoked in vain when the criminal is powerful King was being wheeled in his easy chair in the gardens King (gave) the fatal order to the Swiss to cease firing Kings only desire to be obeyed when they command Knew how to point the Bastille cannon at the troops of the King La Fayette to rescue the royal family and convey them to Rouen Labour as much as possible in the dark Laughed at qualities she could not comprehend Laws will only be as so many black lines on white paper Leave me in peace; be assured that I can put no heir in danger Les culottes—what do you call them?' 'Small clothes,' Less easily forget the injuries we inflict than those received Like will to like Listeners never hear any good of themselves Louis Philippe, the usurper of the inheritance of her family Louis XIV. scarcely knew how to read and write Love of life increase in proportion as its real value diminishes Love-affair between Mademoiselle de la Valliere and the King Lovers are not criminal in the estimation of one another Madame de Montespan had died of an attack of coquetry Madame made the Treaty of Sienna Madame de Sevigne Madame de Maintenon in returning young and poor from America Made his mistresses treat her with all becoming respect Make religion a little more palpable Manifesto of a man who disgorges his bile Many an aching heart rides in a carriage Marble lives longer than man May change his habitations six times in the month—yet be home Men and women, old men and children are no more Mightily tired of masters and books Military diplomacy Mind well stored against human casualties Mirabeau forgot that it was more easy to do harm than good Misfortunes and proscription would not only inspire courage Mistrust is the sure forerunner of hatred Money the universal lever, and you are in want of it Monseigneur, who had been out wolf-hunting More facility I have as King to gratify myself More vain than ambitious More dangerous to attack the habits of men than their religion Most intriguing little Carmelite in the kingdom Much is forgiven to a king My maid always sleeps with me when my husband is absent My husband proposed separate beds My little English protegee My means were the boundaries of my wants My wife went to bed, and received a crowd of visitors My father fortunately found a library which amused him Napoleon invasion of States of the American Commonwealth Nature has destined him to obey, and not to govern Necessity is said to be the mother of invention Never been able to bend her to a more human way of life Never was a man so ready with tears, so backward with grief Never approached any other man near enough to know a difference Never shall a drop of French blood be shed by my order No ears that will discover when she (The Princess) is out of tune No accounting for the caprices of a woman No one is more dangerous than a man clothed with recent authority No phrase becomes a proverb until after a century's experience No man more ignorant of religion than the King was No means, therefore, of being wise among so many fools Nobility becoming poor could not afford to buy the high offices None but little minds dreaded little books Not show it off was as if one only possessed a kennel Not only portable guillotines, but portable Jacobin clubs Not to repose too much confidence in our friends Not suspected of any vices, but all his virtues are negative Not allowing ecclesiastics to meddle with public affairs Not lawful to investigate in matters of religion Nothing was decided, though nothing was refused Now that she is old (as is generally the case), turned devotee Observe the least pretension on account of the rank or fortune Of course I shall be either hissed or applauded. Of a politeness that was unendurable Offering you the spectacle of my miseries Oh, my lord! how many virtues you make me detest Old Maintenon Omissions must be repaired as soon as they are perceived On domestic management depends the preservation of their fortune One of the negative accomplices of the criminal Only retire to make room for another race Only your illegitimate daughter Opinion almost constitutes half the strength of armies Original manuscripts of the Memoirs of Cardinal Retz Others were not allowed to dream as he had lived Over-caution may produce evils almost equal to carelessness Panegyric of the great Edmund Burke upon Marie Antoinette Parliament aided the King to expel the Jesuits from France Pension is granted on condition that his poems are never printed People with difficulty believe what they have seen People in independence are only the puppets of demagogues People who had only sores to share Permissible neither to applaud nor to hiss Persuaded themselves they understood each other Pleasure of making a great noise at little expense Poetry without rhapsody Policy, in sovereigns, is paramount to every other Polite when necessary, but insolent when he dared Pope excommunicated those who read the book or kept it Pope not been ashamed to extol the Saint-Bartholomew Prefer truth to embellishment Prelate on whom Bonaparte intends to confer the Roman tiara Prepared to become your victim, but not your accomplice Present princes and let those be scandalised who will! Presumptuous charlatan Pretensions or passions of upstart vanity Prevent disorder from organising itself Pride of an insupportable and outrageous ambition Princes thus accustomed to be treated as divinities Princess at 12 years was not mistress of the whole alphabet Procure him after a useless life, a glorious death Promises of impostors or fools to delude the ignorant Promotion was granted according to length of service Provided they are talked of, they are satisfied Prudence without weakness, and with firmness without obstinacy Quiet work of ruin by whispers and detraction Rabble, always ready to insult genius, virtue, and misfortune Rather out of contempt, and because it was good policy Received all the Court in her bed Regardlessness of appearances Reproaches rarely succeed in love Respectful without servility Revocation of the edict of Nantes Revolution not as the Americans, founded on grievances Ridicule, than which no weapon is more false or deadly Robes battantes for the purpose of concealing her pregnancy Rome must be infallible, or she is nothing Said that if they were good, they were sure to be hated Saints supplied her with a finger, a toe, or some other parts Salaries as the men, under the name of washerwomen Salique Laws Satire without bitterness Satisfying himself with keeping three mistresses only Saw peace desired were they less inclined to listen to terms Saw no other advantage in it than that of saving her own life Says all that he means, and resolutely means all that he can say Scarcely any history has been written at first hand Seeing myself look as ugly as I really am (in a mirror) Seeing him eat olives with a fork! Sending astronomers to Mexico and Peru, to measure the earth Sentiment is more prompt, and inspires me with fear She often carried her economy to a degree of parsimony She never could be agreeable to women She lose her head, and her accomplice to be broken on the wheel She drives quick and will certainly be overturned on the road She always says the right thing in the right place She awaits your replies without interruption Shocking to find so little a man in the son of the Marechal Should our system of cringing continue progressively Shun all kinds of confidence Simplicity of the Queen's toilet began to be strongly censured Since becoming Queen she had not had a day of real happiness Situated as I was betwixt fear and hope Situations in life where we are condemned to see evil done So many crimes perpetrated under that name (liberty) So great a fear of hell had been instilled into the King Sold cats' meat and tripe in the streets of Rome Soon tired of war, and wishing to return home (Louis

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