The life of Jane de St. Remy de Valois, heretofore Countess de La Motte ...

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Printed for J. Bew, 1791 - History
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Page 298 - I may be perfectly eafy about the bufmefs, do you continue at home, that I may be fure you have not prevented my project this evening. I will often fend to your houfe, to be convinced that you are there ; for if the Cardinal does not come, I mall fufpcct you as the caufe." i . The Queen having engaged me to write to the Cardinal what me had dictated, and me having wrote to him the fame day,
Page 298 - Queen, having recently heard fome indifcretions which the Cardinal had either been guilty of, or his enemies had laid to his charge, urged me to engage him to attend an appointment with her between eleven and twelve at night ; " bccaufe," faid me, " I will perfuade the King to be prefent.
Page 221 - ... most likely reason, with the view of pecuniary gain, she now writes her " Life," in two volumes, octavo, taking care to reiterate therein all her previous malignant slanders against the French queen. "Nothing," says she, almost prophetically, "could have induced me to undertake a task like this — to retrace a life which has already been too long, and which, if my ideas of it are as just as I could wish, is drawing fast to a close ; nothing...
Page 157 - Madame de Tonneres, her daughter, that she had some private correspondent in that place, who had informed her of more than I knew, and that the information I gave them was by no means novel. This did not a little surprise me. A day or two after they resumed this topic, and Madame de Tonneres asked me what was the character which I played.
Page 153 - She frequently left ua together when the company were gone, engaging M. de la Motte to remain and write out my parts, and give me instructions in acting them. Young and inexperienced, let me anticipate the objections of prudery, and obviate them by my replies. Was...
Page 155 - ... so far without her knowledge, might give her offence, I hesitated some time ere I could form a resolution to acquaint her ; but, trusting to her goodness, I at length yielded to his arguments in favour of a determination which was also consonant to the dictates of my own heart. When I had resolved on a journey to Paris, which highly gratified M. de la Motte, I left him to write a letter to Madame de Boulainvilliers and my brother, informing the...
Page 167 - ... happy one. The day after our marriage, a grand dinner was given by Madame de Suremont. The entertainment was profusely elegant. There were two tables, one in the ante-chamber and the other in the dining-room. Every apartment was open, and very soon crowded ; the health of the bride was an apology for drinking wine as though it had been water. When the company quitted the table, all were desirous to salute...
Page 151 - I should lose no time in preparation. M. de la Motte, an officer in the gendarmes, and nephew of Madame de Suremont, being on a visit to Bar-sur-Aube, acquired great reputation for his...
Page 155 - Marchioness that having heard of my brother's arrival, and anxious to see him, I should be at Paris the Saturday following by eight o'clock. The interval was occupied by M. de la Motte in giving me directions for my behaviour, and earnestly pressing me to return as soon as possible, and complete his happiness by the celebration of the nuptials. Not a single person in the house, not even my fiister, was acquainted with what was in contemplation.

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