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" It is now sixteen or seventeen years since I saw the Queen of France, then the Dauphiness, at Versailles; and surely never lighted on this orb, which she hardly seemed to touch, a more delightful vision. "
A Selection from the World's Great Orations Illustrative of the History of ... - Page 184
publié par - 1904 - 518 pages
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Heroes, Philosophers, and Courtiers of the Time of Louis XVI.

Annie Emma Challice - 1863 - 384 pages
..." I saw the Queen of France at Versailles, and surely never lighted on this orb, which she scarcely seemed to touch, a more delightful vision ! I saw her just above the horizon, cheering and decorating the elevated sphere she just began to move in, glittering like the morning...
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Norwich Spectator, Volume 2

1864 - 402 pages
...fascinating manners. "It is sixteen or seventeen years," says Burke, writing of her in her misfortunes, " since I saw the Queen of France, then the Dauphiness,...delightful vision. I saw her just above the horizon, cheering and decorating the elevated sphere she just began to move in, glittering like the morning-star,...
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Bibliotheca Sacra and Theological Review, Volume 31

1874 - 824 pages
...truckle bed." Take now another sort, — a sentence from the celebrated passage on the Queen of Franco. " And surely, never lighted on this orb, which she hardly...delightful vision. I saw her, just above the horizon, docoratinj and cheering the elevated sphere she had just begun to move in, — glittering like the...
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If You're So Smart: The Narrative of Economic Expertise

Deirdre N. McCloskey - 1990 - 208 pages
...art. It has a lot to teach experts, if they believe in magic. 10 Keeping the Company of Economists T It is now sixteen or seventeen years since I saw the...Queen of France, then the Dauphiness, at Versailles. . . . Little did I dream that I should have lived to see disasters fallen upon her in a nation of gallant...
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Blake: Prophet Against Empire

David V. Erdman - 1991 - 628 pages
...ironic manner which historians of painting call witty quotation. Burke having said of Marie Antoinette, "surely never lighted on this orb, which she hardly seemed to touch, a more delightful vision," Blake exclaims: "The Queen of France just touched this Globe And the Pestilence darted from her robe."...
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Britons: Forging the Nation, 1707-1837

Linda Colley - 2005 - 452 pages
...from their clutches to seek refuge, as a proper woman should, 'at the feet of a king and husband": It is now sixteen or seventeen years since I saw the queen of France . . . and surely never lighted on this orb, which she hardly seemed to touch a more delightful vision...
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Romantic Theatricality: Gender, Poetry, and Spectatorship

Judith Pascoe - 1997 - 284 pages
...of his Reflections on the Revolution in France, Burke recalls his encounter with the queen in 1773: "It is now sixteen or seventeen years since I saw...cheering the elevated sphere she just began to move in,—glittering like the morning star, full of life, and splendour, and joy. Oh! what a revolution!...
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The Other Mary Shelley: Beyond Frankenstein

Audrey Fisch, Anne K. Mellor, Esther H. Schor - 1993 - 312 pages
...ed. JT Boulton [Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 1958], 114). On Marie Antoinette: ". . . surely never lighted on this orb, which she hardly...cheering the elevated sphere she just began to move in. . . " (Reflections on the Revolution in France, ed. Conor Cruise O'Brien [New York: Penguin Books,...
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Signifying Woman: Culture and Chaos in Rousseau, Burke, and Mill

Linda Marie-Gelsomina Zerilli - 1994 - 236 pages
...1789 visto of the "furies of hell" into the reassuring 1774 visto of the dauphiness at Versailles. It is now sixteen or seventeen years since I saw the...cheering the elevated sphere she just began to move in,—glittering like the morning-star, full of life, and splendor, and joy. Oh! what a revolution!...
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The Dream that Failed: Reflections on the Soviet Union

Walter Laqueur - 1996 - 244 pages
...Versailles when he had first watched Marie Antoinette: A more delightful vision had never lighted this orb. I saw her just above the horizon decorating and cheering the elevated sphere she began to move in, glittering like the morning star, full of life and splendor and joy. . . . Little...
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