Friday, January 27, 2012

January 23rd, 1782

Lafayette has returned, and in time for the official celebrations for the Dauphin. I am invited to Elizabeth's lying-in party where I am assured he will be a guest. I have so looked forward to this opportunity, and I am sure I can face even the cold winds of January for Auvergne's hero. My present for Elizabeth is to be nursery linens, as her elder children have occasioned every other luxury I could think of.

Other than that I'm afraid there's not much to report. The weather continues to be cold and gray and I find myself dreaming of the summer, when perhaps I may join my husband in Venice for a time. There is no progress in his case as of yet and I am out of new ideas.

Olympe, Comtesse


  1. Love this - very interesting! Oh, and if you are interested in morganatic marriage, King Erik XIV of Sweden is interesting, though he later actually got married (I am writing a play about it :)

  2. I love the story of King Erik and Queen Karin, so nice that she received so much popular support. I've been trying to determine if Olympe's marriage is morganatic, but I've pretty much come to the conclusion that it wouldn't be considered so.