The Last Days Of Louis XIV – August 16, 1715


The Marquis de Dangeau writes: “The King’s chamber was open for admission at eleven o’clock. He heard mass in his bed, dined there at one o’clock, rose soon after, and gave audience to the envoy from Wolfenbuttel, and then was conveyed to Madame de Maintenon‘s, where he played with the ladies; and in the evening there was a grand concert. He felt himself a little relieved from his sciatica; but is still much affected with thirst, which makes many people think that he may probably have a slight fever. At night, he will have no physician sleep in his chamber: however, it is hoped that he will consent to it out of courtesy to the persons who intreat him to do so.

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