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[文化博览] 【整理】2012-07-06 凡尔赛宫:国王的梦想 Dream Of A King—2

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as a monarch with absolute power, Louis wasn't used to being told what to do, and he didn't much like it,

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from the outset, Louis was thinking big, he started by hiring the greatest architect of the age, Louis Le Vau,
to transform the hunting lodge into the palace of his dreams.

Louis was to devote much of his energy to his new project, but he was always sure to make time for his other
great passion. Although married to Queen Marie-Therese, he had numerous affairs, his current mistress was a
young aristocratic beauty called Louis De La Valliere.

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Louis's attitude towards women was one of tremendous enthusiasm, he really loved women, he didn't just love them
for sex, he loved their company, he loved their conversation, he loved their elegance. he loved women who were
witty and refined. and most of all, I think he loved women because they teased him and made him laugh,

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he had tremendous sexual appetites. he would quite often, if his mistress was too slow in taking her dress off,
he would have a turn with his ladies's maid while he was waiting or a passing servant in the corridor at Versailles.
and he made love the way he did everythign else with enormous gusto.

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A French king was expected to have a mistress, it's sort of symbolized the virility of the nation, and, you know,
a hundred year later, poor Louis XVI, the french were furious with him because he didn't have a mistress.

Louis De La Valliere was Louis XIV's first official mistress. she was a lady in waiting at court, She was guileless,
,charming, daughter to a good family, and she adored the king and it was irrisistible because she she convinced
him quite geniunely that she love him for himself, I think that this is what the young king wanted to hear,
i think he had a very good time.
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