The Regent and His Mother
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
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