Cardinal Bernis on Madame de Pompadour


“The Marquise knew none of the vices of ambition, but she suffered from all the petty afflictions typical for a woman intoxicated with her own appearance; and so, she hurt unintentionally, and she did good exactly the same way; her friendship was as jealous as love; and it was certainly as light and just as inconstant.”

 

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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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2 Responses to Cardinal Bernis on Madame de Pompadour

  1. Morrighan says:

    she was a very headstrong and brave lady to bed a king back when the kings could and did behead wives / mistresses. i know it sounds odd but the first time i ever heard of her was in an episode of doctor who. from that grew a fascination for her. i think you have an awesome blog! incoming follower alert!! 🙂

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