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Author:  Hellou_Librorum [ Mon Mar 03, 2008 9:32 pm ]
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It's only natural,Marie Theresa might have though Marie Antoinette was still delicate and fragile, therefore advising Marie Antoinette. And considering the fact she's her mother and women died in childbirth I understand. :)

Author:  Monika [ Thu Mar 06, 2008 10:49 pm ]
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It is still considered dangerous for pregnant women to rise horses..

Author:  Hellou_Librorum [ Fri Mar 07, 2008 12:06 am ]
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Even now it's still dangerous to ride horses? I did not know that. :|

Author:  Madame Vigée-Le Brun [ Fri Mar 07, 2008 3:03 pm ]
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Hellou_Librorum wrote:
Even now it's still dangerous to ride horses? I did not know that. :|


Oh yeah. If a woman, and this sounds terrible, falls from a horse and onto her stomach, it might end in miscarriage.

Author:  Hellou_Librorum [ Fri Mar 14, 2008 4:24 pm ]
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That could certainly be a scenario that could cause miscarriage even the thought of it makes me shudder. Although I think attempting to go on a horse at say nine months would be difficult actually in the later trimesters would be also rather peculiar. :|

Author:  Madame Vigée-Le Brun [ Wed Jul 23, 2008 1:34 am ]
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I can imagine getting on a horse at nine months would be difficult and amusing to watch, Hellou! :lol:

Author:  Hellou_Librorum [ Wed Jul 23, 2008 1:47 am ]
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I would find it amusing if a woman nine months pregnant waddled towards the horse; but I would get nervous if she even tried to get on the horse!

Author:  Ray [ Sun Aug 10, 2008 11:07 pm ]
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I am not sure. I know that she loved cards and I think Roulette, which is my favorite casino game, even though I really have no gambling spirit.

Ray

Author:  Comte de Provence [ Mon Aug 11, 2008 6:34 am ]
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She went with the Comte d'Artois who would compete against Philippe-Egalite's horses.

Author:  Délicate fleur [ Mon Aug 11, 2008 8:14 am ]
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:lol:
There is an amusing story about how Mercy was dismayed that at the races, Antoinette mingled with the commoners and those ill-dressed. Unfortunately I cannot remember where I read this so I cannot reproduce it here. :angry3:

Author:  Comte de Provence [ Mon Aug 11, 2008 7:14 pm ]
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Queen of fashion?

Author:  Délicate fleur [ Tue Aug 12, 2008 12:34 am ]
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No, I do no think this is so. I read it recently, I am sure it was in one of Mercy's letters to Maria Teresa.

Author:  Comte de Provence [ Tue Aug 12, 2008 12:44 am ]
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Ahh. QOF briefly talks about the races in Paris.

Author:  Délicate fleur [ Tue Aug 12, 2008 12:49 am ]
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Well, maybe it does. I just looked up horses and racing in the index and could not find a reference. Perhaps you could? :angel1:

Author:  Comte de Provence [ Tue Aug 12, 2008 1:32 am ]
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All my books are at home. :/ I am sorry.

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