Statistics for occurrence #1 of “de Duras” in chapter 13 of George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor:
... of things seemed the most sombre.
Everything was threatening.
No sufficient Ministry could be formed.
The king had nobody to depend upon.
In short, everything was as dark as possible.
Mad. de Duras said very little.
She was, as everybody knew, an important personage in the management of affairs at the Palace, and was now evidently made unhappy by the view the Prince gave of the immediate futu...
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