Saturday, February 16, 2019

What They Said Saturday: "Madame de Noailles abounded in virtues..."

'What They Said' Saturday: a day for quotations of all kinds, including excerpts from letters written by Marie Antoinette and her contemporaries, memoirs, non-fiction, novels and everything in between.

[image: Judy Davis as the Anne d'Arpajon, comtesse de Noailles in Sofia Coppola's Marie Antoinette]

"Madame de Noailles abounded in virtues. Her piety, charity, and irreproachable morals rendered her worthy of praise; but etiquette was to her a sort of atmosphere; at the slightest derangement of the consecrated order, one would have thought the principles of life would forsake her frame."

--Madame Campan on the comtesse de Noailles, Marie Antoinette's first dame d'honneur

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