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oh...i thought he was rather cute :-)

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Tue Jan 23, 2007 1:11 am
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I agree Marie Antoinette...glad I'm not the only one :wink: and his character seems just as becoming.


Tue Jan 23, 2007 3:23 am
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To the point about changing beauty standards, it's interesting to read the descriptions of Polignac, which unanimously held her to be "no great beauty," but always with some sort of qualification -- there was always something irresistable or mysterious about her. To my modern eyes, she was the hottest of the bunch. Perhaps her look was just not in fashion.

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Where have you read that she was "unanimously" considered no great beauty?

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Tue Jan 23, 2007 12:44 pm
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I was about to ask the question, Therese...

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Elizabeth wrote:
I agree Marie Antoinette...glad I'm not the only one :wink: and his character seems just as becoming.


Someone else has fallen for Louis-Charles I see! :lol:


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:oops: oui, oui...qui ne l'admirerait pas??!


Tue Jan 23, 2007 6:54 pm
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What do you mean Louis XVI? :lol:

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:roll: boys! :lol:


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What do you mean Louis XVI? :lol:


Yes, I don't understand either. Did I miss something?

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Why are you speaking about me? :D

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Yes, why are you speaking of Louis-Charles? I don't understand.

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Tue Jan 23, 2007 7:27 pm
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I mean to say that the descriptions I've read are unanimous... something about her being "graceful but not beautiful," and "no great beauty but somehow irresistable" if I remember correctly. Point being, even if beauty standards oscilate, there's still an intrinsic dimension that remains constant.


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What authors are unanimous on this? All the authors I have read agreed that Madame de Polignac was considered a beauty, "La Belle Gabrielle."

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yes I agree with you Therese...I read it in all my book I believe... :?

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