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An Anecdote Taken by Memories of Madame Campan: who should Reaching Down Shirt Night Queen?

Madame Campan. The woman, in his memoir, French label describes in detail some exaggerations, stiff even on how to put on her nightgown

Madame Campan. The woman, in his memoir, French label describes in detail some exaggerations, stiff even on how to put on her nightgown

We can not say he was wrong Maria Antonietta to judge the’label that regulated court life in Versailles often excessive and even ridiculous: l'story following, Suddenly the famous memoirs of Madame Campan, First waitress Queen and as such custodian of intimate secrets and private secrets that formed the backbone of his essay, it is a very eloquent proof.

A Versailles even the simplest everyday gestures were obliged to be performed according to the ceremonial, even stick his nightgown before going to sleep.

He writes Madame Campan:

"It 'a winter evening. Maria Antonietta, all already undressed in a not sufficiently heated room, expects to wear a nightgown. The waitress keeps already explained, When entering the room the lady of honor. The label wants whether to give the shirt to the queen, after being taken off the gloves, naturally. Marie Antoinette cold, but waits patiently. The maid of honor takes the shirt, but it faces the door: duchess d’Orleans. Now it is his privilege to give the longed-shirt. The Duchess takes off the gloves and moves forward to take it from the waitress who in the meantime has recovered from Duchess. But it arrives contessa of Provence, sister of the queen. Now the honor is hers. The queen is now a piece of ice. Given the situation, the countess makes a tear label, It takes off the gloves, He grabs his shirt and slipped the Queen ".

And you think every night, more or less, It repeated the same story ... (Photo gives: gutenberg.org).

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  1. Anna December 21, 2017 at 3:31 am - Reply

    There is a mistake, this was done in a very cold morning, not in the evening and it was not nightgown, della my shirt day (I think you call it in French), practically it functioned as first petticoat.

    • Maria Paola Macioci December 21, 2017 at 9:28 am - Reply

      Salve. This is the accurate translation that I found on a text. I read Memoirs of Madame Campan long time ago, I do not remember exactly. I'll check the translation Cmq. Thanks for the tip

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