Up to 1749, however, the Priest, under one guise or another, and the Petticoat, in frequently changing form, ruled contemporaneously and frequently con jointly. After that date the ruling element became gradually centred in the decision Of Pompadour, an invalid and bourgeoise mistress who had long ceased to charm, or the whim Of du Barry, a vulgar and self-assured courtesan who sprang from the lowest ranks Of the people.
Great indeed is the change with which we are con fronted when we close the volume Of the atheistical Regent Of the Roués and Open that Of the degrading days of Louis XV., the devout pupil, so far as form goes, of holy Mother Church.
One passes at once from the full light Of day at the palais-royal, where every action, no matter how well intentioned, no matter how ignoble, takes place before all the world, to the gloom Of night in the darksome petits cabinets Of Versailles. There, one unpatriotic trick, one infamous or inglorious intrigue succeeds the other, all alike evolved from the cunning brain of the Jesuit without; it may be at Issy or saint-sulpice close by, or in the tricky purlieus Of the Court of Madrid.
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Language - English
Author(s) - Andrew C. P. Haggard
Published Date - August 27 2019
ISBN - 9780265253397
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Page Count - 397
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