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  • lizaldam
    -Leslie,thank you,thank you!Thanks to you I realize that she never left me for I kept loyal to her through many skies and stars and many waters ...I also love
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      -Leslie,thank you,thank you!Thanks to you I realize that she never
      left me for I kept loyal to her through "many skies and stars and
      many waters"...I also love your love for her!Elizabeth.-- In
      Images_of_Marie_Antoinette@yahoogroups.com, Leslie Cottle
      <gstonehall@...> wrote:
      >
      > You are amazing!! I love your devotion to her!!! That must have
      been who you were!
      > She thanks you I'm sure even now!!
      > Leslie x
      >
      > lizaldam <lizaldam@...> wrote:
      > Dear Leslie,thanks!Your comment is a jewel!Maybe I was
      one of her
      > loyal guards,maybe I lived and died for her and my love survived
      many
      > centuries,many lives and many bodies...To have lived and died for
      her
      > was indeed a great honour for seldom saw the world of royalty such
      a
      > fine person as Marie Antoinette...Elizabeth.-- In
      > Images_of_Marie_Antoinette@yahoogroups.com, Leslie Cottle
      > <gstonehall@> wrote:
      > >
      > > Dearest Elizabeth of the queen's royal guard, I am doing great,
      > thank you for asking! My film is getting rave reviews in LA which
      > warms my heart! Some reviewers have compared it to Coppola's film
      and
      > said that mine is better and gets to the heart of our queen much
      more
      > effectively...I was elated to read such a thing!!
      > > And just finishe my latest vignette though not about our queen,
      > it's a poetry film!
      > > hugs to you,
      > > Leslie
      > >
      > > lizaldam <lizaldam@> wrote:
      > > -Dearest Leslie,thank you so much,you know I´´m always
      > ready to
      > > defend my Queen!I ¨m fine and also hope everything is fine with
      > > you.Love,Elizabeth. a-- In
      > > Images_of_Marie_Antoinette@yahoogroups.com, Leslie Cottle
      > > <gstonehall@> wrote:
      > > >
      > > > Hello Elizabeth,
      > > >
      > > > That was very well said! I agree comletely with your
      > > contribution! Here here!
      > > > Hope all is well with you my dear,
      > > >
      > > > Leslie
      > > >
      > > > lizaldam <lizaldam@> wrote:
      > > > - I agree with both of you... And here`s my
      > > contribution:
      > > > Most simplistic historians focus on her spending which was
      indeed
      > > > high but not so high as what many kings spent on wars and
      hunting
      > > > lodges...Marie Antoinette was a patron of the Arts and
      > > fashion,things
      > > > connected with life,not with death...Besides,her "frivolous"
      > > spending
      > > > gave work to many people!She was the scapegoat chosen by a mob
      > fed
      > > > with libels from the very early times of her reign,that`s why
      she
      > > > could do no right in the eyes of the French,it wasnpt because
      she
      > > was
      > > > bad,on the contrary...it was because she was too good it was
      > > because
      > > > people couldnpt forgive her for being beautiful and her own
      > > > person ,not what others thought she had to be...Elizabeth. --
      In
      > > > Images_of_Marie_Antoinette@yahoogroups.com, George Caffine
      > > > <geocaffine@> wrote:
      > > > >
      > > > > I am entirely sympathetic to your desire to rescue Marie
      > > Antoinette.
      > > > >
      > > > > But I see a danger in all these phony histories. We ignore
      > > and/or
      > > > tarnish women in our histories and then turn around and say
      women
      > > are
      > > > unfit to govern. We accept extravagant claims about our male
      > > figures.
      > > > This distorts our view. We think a politician who cries openly
      > > about
      > > > some injustice is showing she's unfit, whereas a man who sends
      > > armies
      > > > into the Philipines in order to protect our industries is
      > > > being "Presidential".
      > > > >
      > > > > The enormous amount of crap poured onto Marie Antoinette is
      not
      > > > harmless. She stood up in front of a crowd screaming for her
      > blood
      > > > and turned their scorn into praise. Now there's a leader. I
      > prefer
      > > > that to leaders who put dissenters in jail.
      > > > >
      > > > >
      > > > > ----- Original Message ----
      > > > > From: "Jimmy860@" <Jimmy860@>
      > > > > To: Images_of_Marie_Antoinette@yahoogroups.com
      > > > > Sent: Sunday, November 5, 2006 6:39:35 AM
      > > > > Subject: Re: Abundance // The Real Antoinette
      > > > >
      > > > > Those fictional books are nothing more than fun, so what
      > > captures
      > > > our imagination is trying to uncover the "real" girl from all
      the
      > > > (often bitter) whipped cream we have been served.
      > > > >
      > > > > To me, Antoinette was a sturdy child of fourteen sold in
      > > marriage
      > > > way too early by an ambitious mother. Finding herself in a
      > > > dissipated, maddened Court, she did her best to play along, and
      > > got
      > > > quite carried away by all the attention and ministrations of
      > > people
      > > > who wanted to use her. Her good sense prevailed in most
      occasions-
      > -
      > >
      > > > she was her mother's daughter, after all-- but this
      unfortunately
      > > did
      > > > not always happen. Flying from one gilded cage to another
      didn't
      > > > help. I think if she hadn't had to become Queen, she would have
      > > made
      > > > a very excellent music teacher or writer of romantic novels.
      Her
      > > > basic good-heartedness was unfortunately swayed by the tenor of
      > > > Versailles, which was not a good environment in which to thrust
      a
      > > > thoroughly right-brained young lady.
      > > > >
      > > > > In all my reading, I have never ever come to "hate" this
      > > historical
      > > > figure; rather, I wish that I could have taken her away from
      > > > Versailles!
      > > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
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