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On Anouk's suggestion we have started up a thread purely dedicated to 18th century quotes (preferably with some relevance to Marie Antoinette and her times).

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It was a hairstyle into which one introduced persons or things one liked, such as portraits of one's children or friends, the picture of one's dog, of one's bird, all framed with one's father's or lover's hair - Mme de Oberkirch about the French 1770s hairstyle "pouf à sentiment"


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"It is now sixteen or seventeen years since I saw the queen of France, then dauphiness, at Versailles; and surely there never lighted on this orb, which she hardly seemed to touch, a more delightful vision. I saw her just above the horizon, decorating and cheering the elevated sphere she had just begun to move in, glittering like a morning star full of life and splendor and joy. Oh, what a revolution....Little did I dream that I should have lived to see such disasters fall upon her, in a nation of gallant men, in a nation of men of honor and of cavaliers! I thought ten thousand swords must have leaped from their scabbards, to avenge even a look which threatened her with insult. But the age of chivalry is gone; that of sophisters, economists, and calculators has succeeded.... – Edmund Burke, October 1793

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Délicate fleur wrote:

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It was a hairstyle into which one introduced persons or things one liked, such as portraits of one's children or friends, the picture of one's dog, of one's bird, all framed with one's father's or lover's hair - Mme de Oberkirch about the French 1770s hairstyle "pouf à sentiment"




To affix it: or friend's hair :love: . It was a women habit to wear each other's hair:->

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