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The Women Of The French Salons

Auhtor: Amelia Gere Mason

Language: english

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Review by Chandler, June 2010


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... court, and form, upon a new basis, a society that has given another complexion to the last two centuries. The natural result was, at first, a reign of ...
... at nine a supper, and later a musicale. One is inclined to wonder if there was ever any retirement, any domesticity in this life so full of movement ...
... time, there can be but one verdict upon the character of Mme. de Tencin, though it is to be hoped that the scandal-loving chroniclers have painted ...
... and philosopher d'Alembert? What was the subtle link between this worldly woman and the eternal passion, the tender self-sacrifice of Adelaide, ...
... her society, said the Abbe Morellet. She has been constantly, habitually virtuous and benevolent. Her salon brought authors and artists into direct relation ...
... At her first supper at the Palais Royal she met Voltaire and fascinated the Regent, though her reign lasted but a few days. The counsels of ...
... twofold interest. He writes some years later: The regard one has for you does not depend alone upon your external charms it depends, above ...
... all. One finds greater pleasure in recalling her ardent and romantic attachment to the granddaughter of the Marechale de Luxembourg, the lovely ...
... husband one of the most estimable of men, to whom I felt it an honor to belong but I have often realized that there was a lack of equality between ...
... a certain cosmopolitan character. All shades of opinion were represented, and social brilliancy was the end sought, not the triumph of special ideas. ...
... left, or had returned from a long exile, to find themselves bereft of rank, fortune, and friends but these had small disposition to form new associations, ...
... friends apparently shared the admiration with which their husbands regarded her. If they did not love her, they exchanged friendly notes, and courtesies ...
... at all averse to the literary entertainments of this salon, in which her own fascinations were so delightfully sung. She found the flattering verses ...
... known. They read the Astree of d'Urfe, that platonic dream of a disillusioned lover discussed the romances of Calprenede and the sentimental Bergeries ...
... quality, but it would be difficult, in any age, to find a company of people clever enough to divert themselves by throwing off such poetic trifles on ...
... of lifelong intimacy with its hostess and her daughter Julie. Beautiful, versatile, generous, but fastidious and exacting in her friendships, with a ...
... many discreetly flattering pen-portraits, has left two badly written and curiously spelled notes upon the merits of Socrates and Epictetus, which throw ...
... a lunatic asylum, she says. She believes little in saints and processions. Over the high altar of her chapel she writes SOLI DEO HONOR ET GLORIA. ...
... her letters to those of Cicero, but he always sought to temper her ardor, and to turn her thoughts toward an elevated Christian philosophy. In him, ...
... in the world, everything blooming, everything perfumed we pass there many evenings, for the poor woman does not dare go out in a carriage. Her ...