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Marie Antoinette and Her Son

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Author: Louisa Mühlbach (Klara Muller)
Published: 1868
Language: English
Wordcount: 216,999 / 604 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 68.3
LoC Category: CT
Downloads: 851
mnybks.net#: 5216
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Biography, History

"The romantic career of the beautiful and unfortunate Marie Antoinette, and the Reign of Terror are depicted with historical accuracy, and in the author's happiest style."

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s which you have given to me and to them. I will not go with you, for I wish that you should be the sole recipient of the enthusiasm of the people and their joyful acclamations. I will not share your triumph, but I shall experience it in double measure if you enjoy it alone. Go, therefore, my beloved Antoinette, and rejoice in this happy hour."

Marie Antoinette did go, and she did rejoice in the happiness of the hour. "While riding through Paris, hundreds recognized her, hundreds hailed her with loud acclamations. As she left the cathedral of Notre Dame, in order to ascend into the carriage again with her children and their governess, one would be tempted to think that the whole square in front of the church had been changed into a dark, tumultuous sea, which dashed its raging black waves into all the streets debouching on the square, and was filling all Paris with its roar, its swell, its thunder roll. Yes, all Paris was there, in order to look upon Marie Antoinette, who, at this hour, was not the queen,

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