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Memoirs of the Comtesse du Barry

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Language: English
Wordcount: 159,326 / 459 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 49.8
LoC Category: CT
Downloads: 376
mnybks.net#: 4201
Genre: Biography
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CHAPTER IX

The king of Denmark--The courtesans of Paris--The duc de Choiseul and the bishop of Orleans--Witty repartees of the king of Denmark-- His visit to madame du Barry--"The court of king Petaud," a satire-- Letter of the duc d'Aiguillon to Voltaire--The duchesse de Grammont mystified--Unpublished letter of Voltaire's

CHAPTER X

When is the presentation to take place?--Conversation on this subject with the king--M. de Maupeou and M. de la Vauguyon-- Conversation on the same subject with the king and the duc de Richelieu--M. de la Vrilliere--M. Bertin---Louis XV and the comtesse--The king's promise--The fire-works, an anecdote--The marquise de Castellane--M. de Maupeou at the duc de Choiseul's-- The duchesse de Grammont

CHAPTER XI

A word concerning the duchesse de Choiseul--The apartment of the Comte

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