MEMOIRS OF LOUIS XV. & XVI.



By Hausset and Princess Lamballe





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"It was indigestion."








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Madame du Hausset






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Marie Antoinette in the Temple

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



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