On the 19th of December the king said to me while dining: "Fourteen
years ago you got up earlier than you did to-day.“ I understood His
Majesty at once. "That was the day my daughter was born,” he continued
tenderly, “and to-day, her birthday, I am deprived of seeing her!” A
few tears rolled from his eyes, and a respectful silence reigned for a
JOURNAL OF THE TOWER OF THE TEMPLE DURING THE CAPTIVITY OF LOUIS XVI.