Madam Lucifer


“Now that we are related,” said Madame Palatine on the subject of the royal bastards, “I would rather you bring them up than down.” Saint-Simon of course proved to obdurate.  He was living in the past. Oh how well he remembered the day when Princess Palatine slapped her son for accepting the match and turned her back on the king for proposing the marriage of his illegitimate daughter, Mademoiselle de Blois, to her offspring! How did she describe her new relation? “Her face and my butt look like twins.” Her son, the future Regent, followed suit, choosing his wife an endearing appellation, Madam Lucifer, which she was known to bear not without some pride.

In the picture above Mademoiselle de Blois is on the left.

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About versaillesgossip, before and after Francis Ponge

The author of the blogs Versailles Gossip and Before and After Francis Ponge, Vadim Bystritski lives and teaches in Brest France. The the three main themes of his literary endeavours are humor, the French Prose Poetry, the French XVII and XVIII Century Art and History. His writings and occasionally art has been published in a number of ezines (Eratio, Out of Nothing, Scars TV, etc). He also contributes to Pinterest where he comments on the artifiacts from the Louvre and other collections. Some of his shorter texts are in Spanish, Russian and French.
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