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RETROSPECT AND SELECTIONS

RELATIVE TO

LITERATURE, ARTS AND SCIENCES,

AND THE FINE ARTS.

CHAPTER I.

BIOGRAPHICAL ANECDOTES AND CHARACTERS.

1.- Memoirs of the Private Life impartial award of praise or of

of Marie Antoinette Queen of censure. France and Natarre, with Anec- Madame de Campan was first dotes, fc. of the Reign of Louis introduced at Court as reader to XIV. Louis XV. and Louis XVI: the Princess Victoire, daughter of By Madame Campan, first femme- Louis XV. and she remained there de-chambre to the Queen.

till the volcano of popular fury

overwhelmed her sovereign, and MADAME de Campan was the separated the devoted attendant confidant of Marie Antoinette; from her royal mistress and friend; and attachment to the Queen ap- but in all her reverses the same pears to be the ruling affection of intense affection seems to have reher mind. She had, doubtless, mained, and her memory retained opportunities which none beside the same admiration of her unforcould possess of obtaining infor- tunate queen. She observes, “I mation relative to the subject upon have lived long, fortune has affordwhich she writes. Professing our- ed me opportunities of seeing and selves to be of no party whatever, forming an opinion of the celewe shall consider it our duty to brated women of several periods. register her details. The unfor- I have been intimate with young tunate queen, as well as other cha- persons whose elegance and amiracters who are yet moving upon able dispositions will be rememthe stage, or have so lately passed bered long after they have ceased off it, are too near the eye to be to exist; but never have I found, judged impartially; but it is by in any class or age, a woman of collating statements like these so fascinating a character as Marie that posterity will give a more Antoinette; one who, notwith

standing

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