About Her: Princesse de Lamballe | Marie Antoinette's Gossip Guide to the 18th Century: About Her: Princesse de Lamballe
October 15, 2010
About Her: Princesse de Lamballe
"Mme. de Lamballe was extremely pretty, and though her figure was devoid of elegance, and she had hideous hands, which, by their size, contrasted strangely with the delicacy of her features, she was charming without regular beauty; her temper was gentle, obliging, equable and cheerful but she was absolutely devoid of wit; her vivacity, sprightliness, and childlike air very agreeably concealed her want of brains; she had never had an opinion of her own, but in conversation she always adopted the views of the person who was supposed to be the cleverest."