Saturday, June 18, 2016

Madame Elisabeth in Peasant Clothes

From Tiny-Librarian via East of the Sun and West of the Moon:
The features of this last-named Princess were not regular, but her face expressed gentle affability, and the freshness of her complexion was remarkable; altogether, she had the charm of a pretty shepherdess. She was an angel of goodness. Many a time have I been a witness to her deeds of charity on behalf of the poor. All the virtues were in her heart: she was indulgent, modest, compassionate, devoted. In the Revolution she displayed heroic courage; she was seen going forward to meet the cannibals who had come to murder the Queen, saying, “They will mistake me for her!”
Memoirs of Madame Vigée Lebrun (Read more.)

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