“最美护士”顾云仙:那年紧握少年的手依然紧握着生命的信念

Au banquet de la vie peine commenc

And they assemble to give her a rose in public?

But her practice cannot be said to have been altogether in accordance with all the professions and talk about virtue and duty, which she made such a parade. The Marquise felt that she had gone too far.

Laure Permon, Duchesse dAbrants, than whom no one was a better judge of these matters, observes

She posed as a victim, talked of jealousy, slander, ingratitude, &c., and went on with her intimacy with the Duc de Chartres, who was at that time engaged in the most abominable intrigues and secret attacks upon the Royal Family, especially the Queen; and whether rightly or wrongly, Mme. de Genlis was supposed to be mixed up with them. The Duchess threatened a separation, the position was impossible; Mme. de Genlis withdrew, at any rate for a time, intending to go to England. But Mademoiselle dOrlans, who was then thirteen, and devoted to her governess, when she found she was gone, cried and fretted till she became so ill that every one was alarmed; she was sent for to come back again, and did so on condition that they should go to England together as soon as it could be arranged.