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The Life of Marie Antoinette, Queen of France By Charles Duke Yonge Characters: 829

Updated: 2017-12-01 00:04


The King visits Cherbourg.-Rarity of Royal Journeys.-The Princess

Christine visits the Queen.-Hostility of the Duc d'Orléans to the Queen.

-Libels on her.-She is called Madame Deficit.-She has a Second

Daughter, who dies.-Ill Health of the Dauphin.-Unskillfulness and

Extravagance of Calonne's System of Finance.-Distress of the Kingdom.-He

assembles the Notables.-They oppose his Plans.-Letters of

Marie

Antoinette on the Subject.-Her Ideas of the English Parliament.-

Dismissal of Calonne.-Character of Archbishop Loménie de Brienne.-

Obstinacy of Necker.-The Archbishop is appointed Minister.-The Distress

increases.-The Notables are dissolved.-Violent Opposition of the

Parliament.-Resemblance of the French Revolution to the English Rebellion

of 1642.-Arrest of D'Esprémesnil and Montsabert.

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