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In keeping with the historical accuracy theme, order levaquin cod or lack thereof *, order levaquin cod I felt this worthy of a repost.... She never said it. http://18thcenturyblog.com/images/uploads/138_medium.jpg The more I learn of history in general, order levaquin cod the easier it seems to question what is taught and published in books.  It's not too difficult to find historical records altered/inaccurately portrayed in educational books, order levaquin cod writings and by media conglomerates at large. In many cases, order levaquin cod writings avoid and/or misrepresent less favorable elements of history which could reveal a more accurate spectrum of what actually occurred. Order levaquin cod I remember my mother telling me the famous story of Marie Antoinette replying "let them eat cake" when she was asked what was to be fed to the peasants who were starving.  As more research is uncovered (and rediscovered) regarding Antoinette and her husband Louis XVI with regards to ther dismissive and careless attitudes towards the ordinary citizens of France, order levaquin cod along with the over lavishness of their lifestyle and surroundings, order levaquin cod the less such stories and long standing myths seem able to hold weight amidst century old testimonies of individuals which contradict such stories.   I have come to now understand that Antoinette in all likelihood, order levaquin cod never made such a statement. Additionally, order levaquin cod what seems more evident is she attempted to live her life as an individual of virtue and compassion, order levaquin cod and was caught in the unfortunate position of  assuming massive political power along with her husband Louis XVI.  Perhaps that is a vast generalization, order levaquin cod and the truth lies somewhere more in the historic 'middle'.    I think that is the difficulty  in claiming anything as historical "fact" especially  with the number of years, order levaquin cod and centuries have passed. She also happened to be, order levaquin cod along with her husband, order levaquin cod a devout Catholic. Perhaps that is a part of the reason for the historical scapegoating and intentional mischaracterization of Antoinette and Louis XVI. Order levaquin cod I am not Catholic, order levaquin cod but I have come to better understand the underlying centuries old hostility/competition/political underpinnings between the Catholic Church and the Judaic Rabbinical organizations, order levaquin cod among others groups. I find it interesting that such continued negative and untrue stories continue to be sold as fact with regards to Antoinette's legacy, order levaquin cod and am equally pleased there are those who care enough about historical accuracy to attempt to set the record straight. Order levaquin cod Below I've included a piece from Elena Maria Vidal's website, order levaquin cod Tea at Trianon.  "In 1844, order levaquin cod the historian John Wilson Croker expressed on behalf of Antoinette's character:

We have followed the history of Marie Antoinette with the greatest diligence and scrupulosity. Order levaquin cod We have lived in those times. Order levaquin cod We have talked with some of her friends and some of her enemies; we have read, order levaquin cod certainly not all, order levaquin cod but hundreds of the libels written against her; and we have, order levaquin cod in short, order levaquin cod examined her life with-- if we may be allowed to say so of ourselves-- something of the accuracy of contemporaries, order levaquin cod the diligence of inquirers, order levaquin cod and the impartiality of historians, order levaquin cod all combined; and we feel it our duty to declare, order levaquin cod in as a solemn a manner as literature admits of, order levaquin cod our well-matured opinion that every reproach against the morals of the queen was a gross calumny-- that she was, order levaquin cod as we have said, order levaquin cod one of the purest of human beings. Order levaquin cod (History of the Guillotine by John Wilson Croker, order levaquin cod 1844)

Marie-Antoinette's Journey of Faith

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I have always felt that Maxime de la Rocheterie's description of Marie-Antoinette is one of the best:
She was not a guilty woman, order levaquin cod neither was she a saint; she was an upright, order levaquin cod charming woman, order levaquin cod a little frivolous, order levaquin cod somewhat impulsive, order levaquin cod but always pure; she was a queen, order levaquin cod at times ardent in her fancies for her favourites and thoughtless in her policy, order levaquin cod but proud and full of energy; a thorough woman in her winsome ways and tenderness of heart, order levaquin cod until she became a martyr. Order levaquin cod (The Life of Marie-Antoinette by M. Order levaquin cod de la Rocheterie, order levaquin cod 1893)
Marie-Antoinette spent the first fourteen years of her life in Austria, order levaquin cod worshiping in Rococo churches and listening to the music of Haydn and the Italian composers. Order levaquin cod Architecture and music in that time and place celebrated the glory of God in the beauty of His creation. Order levaquin cod As Queen, order levaquin cod her desire to promote beauty around her, order levaquin cod especially in the lives of those whom she loved, order levaquin cod was an outgrowth of the culture in which she was raised. Order levaquin cod She loved theater, order levaquin cod acting, order levaquin cod opera, order levaquin cod ballet, order levaquin cod painting, order levaquin cod gardens and everything that enhanced the loveliness of the natural order. Order levaquin cod Hers was a piety that was loving, order levaquin cod gentle and courteous, order levaquin cod but real and unflinching nevertheless. Order levaquin cod Antoinette's approach to faith was joyful and non-judgmental, order levaquin cod free from the rigorist approach of Jansenism that so tainted a great deal of French piety in the years preceding the Revolution. Order levaquin cod Nevertheless, order levaquin cod even as a young bride, order levaquin cod she had the moral courage to defy the king in regard to Madame du Barry. Antoinette was the fifteenth child in a family of sixteen. Order levaquin cod It is known that the young Archduchess Antonia was not an outstandingly pious child, order levaquin cod but she was carefully taught her faith. Order levaquin cod Her mother, order levaquin cod Empress Maria Teresa of Austria was a deeply observant Roman Catholic, order levaquin cod who prayed novenas with her children and took them on pilgrimages. Order levaquin cod She instilled in her daughters the importance of being faithful wives and staying at their husbands' sides, order levaquin cod no matter what. The Empress also taught young Antoinette how to play cards before sending her to France, order levaquin cod knowing that at the French court just like the Austrian court, order levaquin cod gambling was rife and if a princess did not know the ropes she would lose all her money. Order levaquin cod Antoinette's mother's devotion to God did not blind her to the realities of life as a royal for which she tried to prepare her daughter, order levaquin cod although many say that Antoinette's youth and naïveté made the task difficult. Order levaquin cod Unfortunately, order levaquin cod the teenage Antoinette became addicted to gambling, order levaquin cod a passion that she later overcame with her husband's help. When I look back at my own youth I cannot be too hard on the imprudences of Antoinette as a girl. Order levaquin cod Whatever mistakes she made, order levaquin cod she later paid for, order levaquin cod bitterly. Order levaquin cod Her faith was practical and manifested itself in her extensive charities, order levaquin cod including a home for unwed mothers. Order levaquin cod While her generosity to the poor is famous, order levaquin cod it is not as widely known that she was a patroness of the Carmelite order, order levaquin cod and visited the monastery where her husband's aunt was a nun, order levaquin cod once a year. Order levaquin cod She made many personal sacrifices on behalf of the poor and encouraged her children to do so. Order levaquin cod She assisted at daily Mass, order levaquin cod confessing and receiving Holy Communion on a regular basis, order levaquin codand lived, order levaquin cod to all appearances, order levaquin cod as a Roman Catholic in good standing. After the death of her mother and loss of two of her children in the 1780's, order levaquin cod Antoinette became more noticeably devout, order levaquin cod growing closer to her pious sister-in-law, order levaquin cod Madame Elisabeth of France. Order levaquin cod While under house arrest at the Tuileries palace, order levaquin cod the two connived at getting non-juring priests, order levaquin cod (i.e., order levaquin cod those who were faithful to the Pope), order levaquin cod into the chateau for secret Masses and confessions. Order levaquin cod It is supposedly the time when a few historians claim she had a romantic rendez-vous with Count Axel von Fersen. Order levaquin cod I think not. Order levaquin cod The atmosphere at the Tuileries was more like the catacombs than Dangerous Liaisons. Before her death, order levaquin cod when her children had been taken from her, order levaquin cod her little son abused and her husband slain, order levaquin cod the queen again sought prayer, order levaquin cod the sacraments of the Church, order levaquin cod and affirmed in writing her loyalty to the "Catholic, order levaquin cod Roman and Apostolic religion." The priest who received her last confession in the Conciergerie later publicly affirmed these facts.