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How Do You Talk To a King?

Louis XIV was of an average height, only one meter sixty-two centimeters, then those famous red hills and the wig would add him twenty-six centimeters; but, as we all know, it is not the beard which makes a philosopher. Voltaire wrote … Continue reading

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Royal Breakfast

I am looking at the painting by Gerome, Breakfast of Louis XIV and Moliere. There we have the Sun King at a four-foot table in the company of the writer. Very nice. The picture shows the king as the only … Continue reading

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