Mabille particularly likes Mata Hari or The marquise de Montespan as women of intrigue.
In 1745, Louis XV took as mistress one of the most notorious celebrities in all of Europe, the marquise de Pompadour.
Then, catching the glance of the marquise bright with laughter, she laughed also without knowing well at what.
A very poor woman, to whom I have sometimes given a little assistance, pretends to be a relation of the marquise de Pompadour.
Monte-Leone was about to reply, even though he destroyed his influence with the Prince and marquise.
He paused a moment, and this time his eyes avoided the marquise's.
He came, and expressing great concern when he learned I was a victim of the marquise disaster, asked what he could do for me.
The marquise spoke to him kindly, and she stooped to pat the dog's glossy head.
He came back again two days later, and from the marquise's welcome it was plain that she had looked forward to the visit.
The father of Teresa Sandoval was the priestly son of a marquise of Spain!