But the latter was always very neat, and Montespan was filthy to the last degree.
Montespan was the cause of the King's love for old Maintenon.
Possessed of infinite tact she never lost her temper even before de Montespan had been banished from Court.
In 1678 Montespan had to return for a short time to Paris on account of a lawsuit.
When Montespan was in power, at least there was nothing of this sort.
They did her the utmost injustice in accusing her of loving any one but the king—but lies cost the Montespan nothing.
I had also been told that, in society, she referred to me as "the Montespan woman."
Shortly after, I went to see her again; I was curious to know why she had remained so long as a servant to the Montespan.
Montespan loved him for ambition, La Soubise for interest, and Maintenon for both.
She was just the opposite of Montespan in almost everything.