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Diane de Poitiers

Subject: History

 (1499–1566) French royal mistress during Henri II’s reign (1547–59), daughter of the comte de Saint-Vallier, himself a bibliophile. Her library remained with the Vendôme family ...

Diane de Poitiers

Diane de Poitiers (1499–1566)   Reference library

Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (8 ed.)

Reference type:
Quotation
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Quotations
Length:
65 words

...00de0Poitiers Diane de Poitiers 1499 – 1566 French mistress of Henri II of France Adieu doulx baisers colombins. Adieu ce qu'en secret faisons Quand entre nous deux nous jouons. Farewell sweet kisses, pigeon-wise, With lip and tongue; farewell again The secret sports betwixt us twain. ‘To Henry II Upon His Leaving for a Trip’ ( c. 1552) sweet kisses , pigeon-wise sweet kisses, pigeon -wise secret sports betwixt us...

Age and Ageing

Age and Ageing   Reference library

Oxford Dictionary of Humorous Quotations (5 ed.)

Reference type:
Quotation
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Quotations
Length:
971 words

...a man feel old; it's the knowledge that he's married to a grandmother. G. Norman Collie : attributed, 1955 grandchildren don't make a man married to a grandmother The years that a woman subtracts from her age are not lost. They are added to the ages of other women. Diane de Poitiers 1499 – 1566 French mistress of Henri II : attributed woman subtracts from her age woman subtracts from her age When a man fell into his anecdotage it was a sign for him to retire from the world. Benjamin Disraeli 1804 – 81 British Tory statesman and ...

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