Memoirs of the Comtesse du Barry

Language: English
Wordcount: 160,083 / 463 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 52.7
LoC Category: CT
Downloads: 439
mnybks.net#: 4200
Genre: Biography
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--Louis XV--The comte Jean

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court of king Petaud," a satire-- Letter of the duc d'Aiguillon to Voltaire--The duchesse de Grammont mystified--Unpublished letter of Voltaire's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 Vrillière--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 de Noailles--The Noailles--Intrigues for presentat

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