Mercure Galant: Ladies of That Time


Esteemed Readers, I have discovered a rather curious note regarding the qualities of a real lady, There were prepared by Madame de Prigny & published in Mercure Galant in 1693 under the name “Characters of Women of Our Century”. She has divided female characters & virtues.

The most common characters include Coquette, Hypocrite, Spiritual, Thrifty, Jealous, Licentious. The most necessary virtues are: Modesty, Compassion, Wisdom, Principles, Activity, Calmness.

May this SMS of the Past be a good one to ponder upon in our uneasy times. Our globalized epoch possesses so many trifles & misses so many important things!

Vive le Roy! 🙂

Maria KethuProfumo

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Reconstructing the Past for the glorious Future
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8 Responses to Mercure Galant: Ladies of That Time

  1. fulvialuna1 says:

    Oggi si da spazio a falsi miti.

  2. Abbraccione carissima Maria🌹

  3. Buon weekend

  4. Chocoviv says:

    Lovely pictures!

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