Saturday, January 26, 2013

The King's Charity

Louis XVI assisted the needy. To quote:
The calamities of a recent winter had left a remembrance of his benevolence which made many a shattered heart beat under the rags. During the severe cold of 1783 had he not ordered distributions of wood that he supervised himself? Had he not allowed the poor to come into the chateau, to go into the kitchens and warm themselves, to take away braised meat and soup? (Read entire post.)

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