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Author:  lilyofthevalley [ Tue Apr 20, 2010 10:05 pm ]
Post subject:  Poems written by Marie Therese at the Temple

In Marie Therese: the Fate of Marie Antoinette's Daughter, the author Susan Nagel mentions and partially reprints some poems supposedly written by Marie Therese during her imprisonment at the Temple... does anyone know of any books or texts where they may be read in their entirety, or at least some of them fully published? Translated into English or the original French, since I'd never even heard of them until this book!

The samples in the book (the English translations):

Without discourse, 'Open' one says
I wake my heart balanced
between fear and hope
I believed that I was going to leave
The tower I hoped to depart


Another sample:

Proud, no doubt, of such exploits
Content to have done their work
that come to see me
They abuse their power
In choosing an undue hour
To present themselves in my sight...

Author:  baron de batz [ Wed Apr 21, 2010 6:49 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Poems written by Marie Therese at the Temple

I've read the book too and I don't know where she found them. Maybe the glossary states the origin: I didn't check.

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