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PostPosted: 04 Oct 2015, 12:19 
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– A small missed part of the translation in English book.
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His cuffs were beautiful, but the “canons” were practically non-existent, and his trunk-hose tightly fitted his knees. Those who still wore a rhinegrave blushed on meeting him. Handsome scarlet stockings with gold corners matched the red heels of his diamond-buckled leather shoes. Under his arm Philippe carried a small beaver hat, so fine-haired that it looked like old polished silver. His plumes were sky-blue. With his blond wig cascading over his shoulders, Philippe du Plessis-Belliere was like a beautiful bird rearing up on his spurs. (…) Angelique placed her little hand in Phillipe’s and led him away. Poor Philippe! Why did people seemed to fear him? He seemed so disarming, on the contrary, with his haughty absent-mindedness.

The couple passed by a bench where sat poet La Fontaine, in company of Messieurs Racine and Boileau. The poet whispered loudly: "The peacock and his hen!" *
Angélique realized that the remark should be an allusion to the contrast of their clothing: She, dressed in brown, discreet in all of her splendour, he iridescent in all of the garish colours. Behind her fan, she cut for the poet a small grimace and he answered with a mischievous twinkle. She thought: peacock and peahen? ... God grant it!


She dropped her eyes and watched, with throbbing heart, Philippe’s sure and magnificently poised step crush the wet gravel under his red heels. (…) She would go to Versailles. Just like this, with her hand in Philippe’s, she would walk up the royal gallery. She would stop at a few step’s distance from the King – “Madame la Marquise du Plessis-Belliere-“

*In French original and some of the translations "The golden pheasant and his hen” But I like as well the peafowl couple from some foreign translations. :mrgreen:


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Page 745 in first Book Angelique published in Great Britain by William Heinemann. Image

Translation: Compilation from Czech, German and French :tongue:


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Madame Chocolate
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Angelique opened a chocolate shop under the name of Madame de Morens with David Chaillou whereby she made a great deal of money which she invested shrewdly and became extremely rich, and friendly with literary Parisian society.

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David Chaillou from Toulouse did really exist and he got his Patent for the whole France.

King Louis issued a French Royal Patent, a grant of a monopoly, limiting the production of any chocolate products in France. From the 28 May 1659 a Monsieur Chaillou in Paris received a 29-year monopoly on the supply, manufacture and sale of chocolate. Then, if you wanted chocolate in France, at least chocolate that was not smuggled in, you could only buy it from Monsieur Chaillou.


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1 November 1661 - The Queen's given birth to a Dauphin.
In the Book The road to Versailles. Angelique visited Louvre with the flower women. In the movie she went together with the Innkeepers:
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When the Queen had returned from Fontainebleau and settled down again at the Louvre with the royal baby, the city guilds made ready to present their compliments to her.
Mere Marjolaine said to Angelique:
"You will come along. Ifs not very regular, but I shall select you as the apprentice to carry my flower-baskets. You'll like that, won't you, to see the home of kings, the beautiful Louvre? The rooms there are larger and loftier than churches it seems!"
Angelique did not dare refuse. The good woman was doing her a great honour.


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In the movie The King recognized Angelique as she came to Louvre with Inkeepers. Here is the meeting from the book Angelique The Road to Versailles:
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They were then led into the Queen's bedroom …. Angelique had not seen anyone, only the King who was smiling, standing on the steps by the Queen's big bed. She had felt greatly frightened. He did not resemble the young man who had received her at the Tuileries and whom she had so much wanted to shake by his shirt-frill. (…) What madness! How could she have failed to grasp at once that there was in this sovereign, under the outward appearance of a still vulnerable sensitivity, an indomitable character, which, throughout his life, would never tolerate the least encroachment on his authority! From the start, the King was fated to triumph and, for her failure to understand this, Angelique had been broken like a reed.

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On the twenty-first of June 1666, the Marquise du Plessis-Belliere set out for Versailles. She had no invitation, but to make up for it, she was endowed with a boldness second to none. (…)
When she had got half-way, a group appeared at the other end. Even at the distance, Angelique had no trouble in distinguishing, walking in the centre of the courtiers, the majestic figure of the king. His statue heightened by his red heels and his abundant wig. (…) The morning was really lovely and Versailles marvellous. But wasn’t that the goddess of spring herself who was coming towards the sovereign in the shape of unknown woman?
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Angelique, Heinemann 1959

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The Hotel de Beautreillis meant too much to her. (…)

For her young body was lonely, while her mind and her heart succumbed to a ghostly presence. Angelique would suddenly get up and, holding a candle, go to the doorstep and wait, in the darkness of the gallery, for she knew not what.
Was someone coming? . . . No! All was silent. The children were sleeping in their rooms under the care of devoted servants.

She had restored to them their father's house. :troubadour:


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"The Ladies from the district Marais"

The huge missed part of the book Angelique Road to Versailles. Missed in English and as well in German books.

It starts when Angelique got her Royal Patent for to sell Chocolate, as she said farewell to Desgrez (End of Chapter 74)

and ends when she went to the Rue Beautreilles (begin of Chapter 75)
Citation: Angelique became aware that she had left the riverside and had taken the rue du Beautreillis.....

There are alt least 10 pages or more of text missed in between :writer:

Angelique opened a chocolate shop under the name of Madame de Morens with David Chaillou whereby she made a great deal of money which she invested shrewdly and became extremely rich, and friendly with literary Parisian society.


There was a butcher at the Place de Greve (Place where was Joffrey burned at the stake),
who helped Angelique as she was pregnant with Cantor. Later, when she got rich, Angelique visited him, for to thank him.

Small Citation what he (the Butcher) thinks:

Madame Morens was not an aristocrat, as one could judge by her way to walk and luxury dress, but one of the richest businesspersons in Paris.
She had the great idea to bring chocolate into fashion. She led a Chocolaterie called "At the Spanish Midget's." in the district of Saint-Honoré, and she was as well the owner of several famous restaurants and pubs.


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Angelique blushed, and the corners of her mouth trembled like those of a child.
"Why do you say that I've known a great love?"
"Because it can be seen in your eyes. They are so rare, women who bear deep in their eyes this sad and wonderful trace. Yes, I know-it's over for you now. In what way? . . .
Never mind. Perhaps you found out that he was married, perhaps he deceived you, perhaps he is dead. ."
"He is dead, Ninon!"
"It's better so. Your great wound is free of poison.
(Angelique, The road to Versailles)


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Angélique escapes from the Court of the miracles and flees to Barbe who now works in an old run-down inn called "Le coq Hardi" :
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As Angélique was sneaking as quietly as possible into the courtyard of the inn of "The Brazen Cock," Maître Bourjus, armed with a ladle, emerged and hurled himself upon her.
She had been expecting something of the sort, and just had time to dodge behind the small well.
"Get out, beggar wench, trollop!" bawled the landlord of 'The Brazen Cock." "What sins have I committed to deserve this invasion by fugitives from the General Hospital, Bedlam . . . or worse!

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After persuading the owner 'Maître Bourjus' to employ her,
Angélique renames the inn The Brazen Cock," to the Red Mask
"Le masque rouge", it is a big hit in Paris.

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