Je veux achever ma journée.”“Can it be the ——”
The chanoinesses were free to take vows or not, either at the prescribed age or later. If they did not, they had only the honour of the title of Countess and the decorations of the order. If they did, they got one of the dwellings and a good pension, but they could not marry, and must spend two out of every three years there; with the other year they could do as they liked. They might also adopt as a niece a young chanoinesse on condition she always stayed with them and took the vows when she was the proper age. Her adopted aunt might leave her all her jewels, furniture, &c., as well as her little house and pension. One of them wished to adopt Félicité, but her mother would not consent. They stayed there six weeks and then went home, Félicité in despair at leaving the nuns,  who petted and loaded her with bonbons, but much consoled by being called “Madame.”
“Just so,” she said; “you all strike because you are afraid of being struck yourselves.”“It is true! I have not my cocarde! No doubt I must have forgotten it and left it on my night-cap.”
In 1786-8 she had two daughters, Noémi and Clotilde, soon after whose birth the family had to mourn the loss of Mme. de Thésan, who died before she was five-and-twenty, and who was certainly, as events soon proved, taken away from the evil to come.The King and Queen were doomed. Even so late as between the 20th of June and the 10th of August, there was a last chance of escape, a plot for their flight, each one separately. They might, or some of them might, have escaped. One cannot help fancying that the children at any rate might have been saved; they could not have been so well known and might so well have been disguised. This was spoilt by the Queen, who refused to be separated from the Dauphin. After that there was no hope.“I have to go there as a judge to hear all the rubbish and gossip you can imagine for forty-eight hours.”
LA MARQUISE DE POMPADOURBut the sufferings of the last seven years had  terribly injured Adrienne’s health, and it was not till she had a little recovered that La Fayette moved, with all his family, to Viane, a small Dutch town near Utrecht, where they settled for a time to watch the course of events.
“Poppo.”“However, it is impossible to dispense with an escort of equerries, pages, valets de pieds to carry  torches, piqueurs, gardes du corps, and a detachment of the maison rouge.”
They did not know her at first, for besides her altered looks she was dressed as an ouvrière, having just exhibited in the Salon her portrait which she had painted with her child in her arms, and fearing she might be recognised.“Alas! Madame, the sight of you recalls to me a  recollection so fearful, that I would give my life to blot it out of my memory. I was one of those who beat the drums in the place de la Révolution on the 27th January.
“Because, if I spoke differently, he would denounce me to the Jacobins and have me guillotined.”详情
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