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The Life of Marie Antoinette, Queen of France By Charles Duke Yonge Characters: 901

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Formidable Riots take place in some Provinces.-The Archbishop invites

Necker to join his Ministry.-Letter of Marie Antoinette describing her

Interview with the Archbishop, and her Views.-Necker refuses.-The

Queen sends Messages to Necker.-The Archbishop resigns, and Necker

becomes Minister.-The Queen's View of his Character.-General Rejoicing.

-Defects in Necker's Character.-He recalls the Parliament.-Riots in

Paris.-Severe Wint

er.-General Distress.-Charities of the King and

Queen.-Gratitude of the Citizens.-The Princes are concerned in the

Libels published against the Queen.-Preparations for the Meeting of the

States-general.-Long Disuse of that Assembly.-Need of Reform.-Vices

of the Old Feudal System.-Necker's Blunders in the Arrangements for the

Meeting of the States.-An Edict of the King concedes the Chief Demands

of the Commons.-Views of the Queen.

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