Le jardinier de la Pompadour

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Published: 1904
Language: French
Wordcount: 59,091 / 202 pg
LoC Category: PQ
Downloads: 320
Added to site: 2005.12.16
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es lièvres rôtis et des fruits. Les hêtres abritent le repos de mules à panaches et oreillères de cuivre. Et partout où s'étendent de l'herbe et, un peu d'ombre, des seigneurs, des officiers, des dames se régalent, assis ou couchés autour de nappes jetées sur le sol.

Jasmin est ébloui. Cette cour qui s'ébat parmi les mousses, l'attrait de ces visages, l'étourderie de ces amazones qui ménagent des retroussis de jupes d'où sortent de jolis pieds chaussés de maroquin violet, ces gentilshommes qui arborent des cordons bleus sur la poitrine et appuient la main sur leur coeur, ces abandons aimables, tout le charme de cette aristocratie, que le jardinier a déjà entrevue dans les châteaux de Melun, le ravissent.

--Que c'est beau! murmure-t-il.

Eustache lui souffle:

--Le Roi!

--Où?

--Là!

Louis XV est assis au milieu d'un grand tapis. Sur un habit de velours pourpre à larges galons il porte des dentelles, et sur sa perruque poudrée un chapeau bordé de plume blanche. Des laquais s'empressent: ils pr

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