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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Madame Pompadour






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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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