Charles V.'s ambassador, Chapuys, hardly deigned to mention the fact that the king's amie had given birth to a daughter, and both her parents were bitterly disappointed with her sex.
The new amie used her influence on the side of decency, and the queen openly declared she had never been so well treated as at this time, and eventually died in Mme de Maintenon's arms in 1683.
"Mais, ma bonne amie," said Prince Andrew, "vous devriez au contraire m'Ãªtre reconnaissante de ce que j'explique a Pierre votre intimitÃ© avec ce jeune homme." *
"Merci, chere amie, d'etre venue." *