It is impossible to predict the future, and all attempts to do so in any detail appear ludicrous within a very few years… If this book seems completely reasonable and all my extrapolations convincing, I will not have succeeded in looking very far ahead; for the one fact about the future of which we can be certain is that it will be utterly fantastic.
D'Aulnoy, Marie Catherine Baronne. Miss Annie Macdonell and Miss Lee, translators. Lawrence and Bullen, These special stories have fallen out of circulation, since the days when the French ladies and gentlemen all read fairy tales together, and the order of the Terrace was instituted for little Louis XV.
The Knights of the Order were to play at games on the Terraces at Versailles with his youthful majesty, and then assemble together specially on their feast day, the day of St.
Bartholomew and spell out fairy stories for the rest of the afternoon. It was not only children who liked fairy tales in those days; there was a general fashion for them. Perhaps, too, people were not sorry to turn away from the present, from the disasters in which the reign of Louis XIV came to a close, and to take to stringing marvels and wonders on to old springs and threads that belonged to a world which they could govern and fashion to their fancy.
Besides the little chevaliers of the Terrace, a whole society of well-born ladies seems to have been in the habit of meeting and devoting its leisures to the inditing of marvellous histories. The "Cabinet des Fees" numbers its volumes by decades, and the authors and authoresses of this collection, if they had not much invention of their own, were not afraid of drawing largely from other sources.
Charles Perrault was among the first to recount the popular nursery stories of the time, in his Histoire de la Mere l'Oye, published in Madame d'Aulnoy, who must have been well advanced in years by this time, followed suit, and many other ladies of rank, her friends and contemporaries seemed to have amused themselves by concocting marvellous and nightmare-like histories.
But, as the editor of the French edition of popular tales reminds us, we must not be ungrateful, nor forget that the author of L'oiseau Bleu and the Belle aux Bois was among them, as was also Madame de Beaumont to whom we owe the charming history of Beauty and the Beast.
We are fortunate in possessing portraits of both the chief recounters of fairy lore: He in his magnificent wig looks more like a Conde or a Turenne at the head of an invading army than a peaceful knight of the quill, marshalling his figures and his fairy battalions, and prepared to shed his ink for his country; Madame d'Aulnoy d'Aulnoi or d'Aunoy, as her name is variously speltwith her hair beautifully curled, is dressed in draperies disposed in dignified folds, and upheld by a jewelled band which crosses from her shoulder to her waist.
Her features are marked and somewhat beakish. French people have a different standard of beauty to ours, and the countess seems to have been considered lovely in her day, witty as well as very agreeable. Her readers will appreciate the pleasant simplicity of her style. Occasionally it rises to eloquence, as in the description of the battle between the Yellow Dwarf and the king who tries to rescue the princess from his spells.
Lang quotes a passage about fairy tales from one of Madame de Sevigne's letters to her daughter. She describes Madame de Coulange's account of the stories that they amused ladies with at Versailles. The fairies were her companions, and the Prince of Pleasure was her lover, and they both came to the king's court one day in a ball of glass.
The story lasted a good hour, and I spare you much of it. Lang tells us, that fairy tales had come to Court some time before Perrault published his Mother Goose's Tales.
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Lang's pretty Comment on the arrival of these distinguished visitors at the king's palace: The stories came in their rustic weeds, they wandered out of the cabins of the charcoal burners, out of the farmers' cottages, and, after many adventures, reached that enchanted castle of Versailles.
There the courtiers welcomed them 3 The Fairy Tales of Madame D'Aulnoy gladly recognised the truant girls and boys of the fairy world as princes and princesses, and arrayed them in the splendour of Cinderella's sisters.
Her father was allied to some of the oldest families in Normandy, and had served for many years in the king's armies. She was the niece of the "celebrated Madame Desloges," we are told, and the mother of Madame de Heere.
Madame d'Aulnoy seems to have inherited this pleasant talent, and we hear much of her conversational powers and agreeable wit. Her mother, who was not sixteen when she was born, sent her away to be brought up by a grandmother.
It was not the fashion of the times for parents to bring up their children. For some years the little girl was supposed to be an heiress, and received, so she tells us, much adulation in consequence ; but when she was eleven a brother was born, and the relations immediately determined to send little Marie Catherine into a nunnery.
The child was in despair, and passionately implored her father to rescue her from this fate. He was not the ruling spirit in the home, says Madame d'Aulnoy in her Memoirs, but he did the best he could to help his poor little girl.The gods were afraid of them, except for 10 Niob Niobee Artemis who captured a ﬁne deer (or in another version of the story, she changed herself into a doe) and jumped out between them.
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