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said that the Duke has
solid parts; he does ev
erything with a certain
nobility; he has a goo
d person, but the loss
of that eye, which the
Duc de Berri struck out
, disfigures him much.
He is certainly very po
litic, and this quality
he has from his mother
. He is polite and well
-bred; his mind is not
very comprehensive, and
he has been badly inst
ructed. They say he is
unfit for business for
three reasons: first, o
n account of his ignora
nce; secondly, for his
want of application; an
d, thirdly, for his imp
Memoirs of Louis XIV and His Court and of the Regency — Volume 03 by Orleans, Charlotte-Elisabeth, duchesse d', 1652-1722