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It is reported here that the King of Prussia has gone mad and has been locked up. There would be nothing bad about that: at least ...
My lord, the crown which I have borne so long has given enough of vanity in my time. I beseech you not to augment it in this hour ...
I would rather be a beggar and single than a queen and married.
When I received this [coronation] ring I solemnly bound myself in marriage to the realm; and it will be quite sufficient for the m ...
I shall lend credit to nothing against my people which parents would not believe against their own children.
I have the heart of a man, not a woman, and I am not afraid of anything.
There is nothing about which I am more anxious than my country, and for its sake I am willing to die ten deaths, if that be possib ...
I do not choose that my grave should be dug while I am still alive.
I would rather go to any extreme than suffer anything that is unworthy of my reputation, or of that of my crown.
Madame d'Estampes and Madame de Valentinois make me fear that I should be only honoured by my husband as a queen and not loved by ...
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