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Maria Antoinette

Makers of History

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Published: 1849
Language: English
Wordcount: 60,268 / 182 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 46.5
LoC Categories: D, CT
Downloads: 947
Added to site: 2010.01.07
mnybks.net#: 26213
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Biography
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mperor had entered his carriage, surrounded by his retinue, and was just on the point of leaving, when he ordered the postillions to delay, and requested an attendant to bring to him his little daughter Maria Antoinette. The blooming child was brought from the nursery, with her flaxen hair in ringlets clustered around her shoulders, and presented to her father. As she entwined her arms around his neck and clung to his embrace, he pressed her most tenderly to his bosom, saying, "Adieu my dear little daughter. Father wished once more to press you to his heart." The emperor and his child never met again. At Inspruck Francis was taken suddenly ill, and, after a few days' sickness, died. The grief of Maria Antoinette knew no bounds. But the tears of childhood soon dried up. The parting scene, however, produced an impression upon Maria which was never effaced, and she ever spoke of her father in terms of the warmest affection.

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