Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Last Words of Marie-Antoinette

On reaching the scaffold she inadvertently trod on the executioner's foot. "Pardon me," she said, courteously. She knelt for an instant and uttered a half-audible prayer; then rising and glancing towards the towers of the Temple, "Adieu, once again, my children," she said. "I go to rejoin your father."--LAMARTINE (Quoted in Madame Campan's Memoirs)


Anonymous said...

Brave, good and kind to the end. It is heartbreaking still.

elena maria vidal said...

Indeed it is.