He had left him a young man, just dawning at court under the Marechal de Grammont and well received by the Comtesse de Soissons, from whose side the king never stirred. It is perilous for even an honest man, if he is also an ardent one, to feel that he writes under no restraint, that he paints his world without ever being confronted by it. I never knew any woman approach her, whether in person or intellect, of which she had a vast deal of all kinds. Through such secret informants, an immense number of people of all ranks were broken, often most unjustly and without their ever discovering the reason, for the King, once suspicious, never trusted again, or so rarely that it made no matter. Our object was nevertheless ful- filled. This ambassador was a man of much intellect, good sense and conduct, and well accustomed to courts. On the departure of the king the crowd slipped away from Saint-Cloud, little by little, so that Monsieur, dying upon the sofa in his cabinet, lay exposed to the eyes of the scullions and lower servants, who, for the most part, either from interest or affection, were much afflicted.
In this way the scruple ceased, and the affair ended ; but it had no small part in another scruple which the king, in his turn, took up as to the venality in the office of his almoners, and the attention he subsequently paid to putting an end to it. In order to reassure himself he carried it to M. People could not understand either the father or the son-in-law. She was an old Gascon, or rather, she came from Languedoc, having the gift of speech to excess ; square-shouldered, neither tall nor short, very thin, her face yellow and extremely ugly, eyes very bright, countenance eager, though she knew how to soften it ; lively, eloquent, learned, with a prophetic air which impressed others. First beginnings of the Abbe Dubois, afterwards cardinal and prime-minister. The troubles of the minority had given him a dislike to that city; his enforced and surreptitious flight from it still rankled in his memory; he did not consider himself safe there, and thought cabals would be more easily detected if the Court was in the country, where the movements and temporary absences of any of its members would be more easily noticed. He successfully placed a French prince on the Spanish throne.
Then Vatel goes up to his own room, puts his sword against the door, and runs it through his heart, but only at the third thrust, for he gave himself two wounds which were not mortal. Death and adventures of the Abbe de Vatteville. The two latter consulted with Mme. Someone else was sent instead. This article was transcribed for New Advent by Joseph E. Lauzun spent in this man- ner several years, winning and lending large sums of money like a noble.
Every year he made a sort of anniversary of his downfall by doing something extraordinary, of which tem- per and solitude were the cause, and some extravagant act the fruit. The health of the King of England languished; since the middle of August he had grown feebler, and on the 8th of September he fell into a condition of Death of james ii. The king, followed by all the ladies, and in the finest weather ever known, went to this rampart, where were flocks of courtiers and all the foreigners of distinction. He loved splendour, magnificence, and profusion in all things, and encouraged similar tastes in his Court; to spend money freely on equipages and buildings, on feasting and at cards, was a sure way to gain his favour, perhaps to obtain the honour of a word from him. The Duke of Orleans became regent and Saint-Simon was appointed to his Regency Council. He greatly enjoyed the sensation of being admired, as he rode along the lines, for his fine presence and princely bearing, his horsemanship, and other attainments.
In 1635 a ducal title followed, that of Saint-Simon, and a peerage on top, along with a promotion to the Ordre du Saint-Esprit. A pharisaical austerity made him formidable by the license he gave to his public reproofs, whether to parties or advocates or magistrates; so that in fact there was no one who did not tremble in having any- thing to do with him. Immense numbers of suites were made, and one paid one's court by asking for one, whereas, at Saint- Germain, almost everyone had the inconvenience of lodging in the town, and those few who did sleep at the chateau were amazingly cramped. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2001. His father-in-law kindly provided him with talk of what happened before the Duc had joined court.
Death of the two sous of the Due de Beauvilliers. The first two were essentially the same ; except that the former had the right to sit and vote in Parliament. A lady of our Court would not be proper; a Spanish lady was not safe, and might easily rebuff the young queen. The embarrass- ment was great, and our affair seemed hopeless, when one of the notaries, raising his voice, asked if none of us had letters of State. In the very first volume we have and I am only speaking here of the minor ones , Cre'cy, Montgommery, and Cavoye, and Lassay, and Chan denier; who would ever have known what those men were without him? Things went to such a point that the king repented having given rise to it, and said he could not comprehend how husbands could be foolish enough to let themselves be ruined for their wives' clothes ; he might have added, for their own. Her wit, her grace, her manners, had enchanted me ; she received me with kindness, and I hardly stirred from her house. Five or six ministers worked with the monarch, who spoke little, listened closely, and always made the final decision.
The Sourcebook is a collection of public domain and copy-permitted texts for introductory level classes in modern European and World history. Marie-ThÃ©rÃ¨se 2 January 1667 - 1 March 1672 , la Petite Madame. Among the various ways of writing history there are two principal divisions, which are derived from the nature of the sources whence they are drawn. He sent the king word of his resolution and his reasons, and on the 6th of November Jean Bart set sail to return, though he could not get out of the roadstead before the 8th, capturing on his way five of the Dantzig ves- sels. I know that the roast failed at two tables. It is this which induces me to enlarge upon him here. Finally, he conceived the idea that he would be all the more venerated by the multitude if he lived retired and were no longer seen every day.
Eose, his satisfaction and rapt delight in the little that she said, astonished me. This portrait was painted in 1700, at the time when Philippe V. That is why any man of consequence who possessed anything which the King had no power either to destroy or maintain was carefully kept from the ministry; he would have been a source of danger and a continual anxiety. The number of spectators, all male, was probably around 100. We may well believe that the prelate received all the votes without soliciting any ; and the king mentioned to M.