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Memoirs of the Comtesse Du Barry, with minute details of her entire career as favorite of Louis XV. Written by herself   By: (1786-1864)

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MEMOIRS OF THE COMTESSE DU BARRY

WITH MINUTE DETAILS OF HER ENTIRE CAREER AS FAVORITE OF LOUIS XV

"WRITTEN BY HERSELF"

By Baron Etienne Leon Lamothe Langon

With a special introduction by Robert Arnot, M.A.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

CHAPTER I

Letter from Lebel Visit from Lebel Nothing conclusive Another visit from Lebel Invitation to sup with the king Instructions of the comte Jean to the comtesse

CHAPTER II

A slight preface Arrival at Versailles "La toilette" Portrait of the king The duc de Richelieu The marquis de Chauvelin The duc de la Vauguyon Supper with the king The first night The following day The curiosity of comte Jean Presents from the king How disposed of

CHAPTER III

The king's message Letter from the countess A second supper at Versailles The duc d'Ayen A short account of M. de Fleury The duc de Duras Conversation with the king The next day A visit from the duc de Richelieu Visit from the duc de la Vauguyon Visit from comte Jean Visit from the king A third supper Favor

CHAPTER IV

The duc d'Aiguillon The duc de Fronsac The duchesse de Grammont The meeting Sharp words on both sides The duc de Choiseul Mesdames d'Aiguillon Letter from the duc d'Aiguillon Reply of madame du Barry Mademoiselle Guimard The prince de Soubise Explanation The Rohans Madame de Marsan Court friendships

CHAPTER V

The duc de la Vauguyon and the comtesse du Barry The marquis de Chauvelin and the comtesse M. de Montbarrey and the comtesse Intrigues Lebel Arrival of the du Barry family The comte d'Hargicourt The demoiselles du Barry Marriage of the comtesse The marquis de Bonrepos Correspondences The broken glass

CHAPTER VI

Journey to Choisy The comtesse du Barry and Louis XV The king of Denmark The czar Peter Frederick II The abbé de la Chapelle An experiment New intrigues Secret agents The comtesse and Louis XV Of the presentation Letter of the comtesse to the duc d'Aiguillon Reply Prince de Soubise

CHAPTER VII

The comtesse and the duc d'Aiguillon M. de Soubise Louis XV and the duc d'Aiguillon Letter from the comtesse to the king Answer of the king The " Nouvelles a la Main " The comtesse and Louis XV The supper The court ladies mystified The comtesse and M. de Sartines

CHAPTER VIII

The sieur Ledoux The lettre de cachet The duc de la Vrillière Madame de Langeac M. de Maupeou 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 presentation The comte de Bearn M. Morand once more Visit of the comtesse Bearn to the comtesse du Barry Conversation Interested complaisance The king and the comtesse du Barry Dispute and reconciliation

CHAPTER XII

The comtesse de Bearn The supper Louis XV Intrigues against my presentation M. de Roquelaure The scalded foot The comtesse d'Aloigny The duc d'Aiguillon and madame de Bearn Anger of the king's daughters Madame Adélaïde and the comtesse du Barry Dissatisfaction of the king

CHAPTER XIII

Of the presentation The king and the duc de Richelieu at comtesse du Barry's M. de la Vauguyon Conversation Letter of the duke to the comtesse du Barry Reply The countess unites herself with the Jesuit party Madame Louise Madame Sophie M... Continue reading book >>




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