As a child he had been "a savant in petticoats"; as a boy he was a poet in breeches.
A rustle of starched petticoats and the whispering and laughter of girls' voices came from the adjoining room.
A prime minister in petticoats, she had her political system: reversed the timehonoured alliances of France, appointed or disgraced ministers, directed fleets and armies, concluded treaties, and failed in all her enterprises!
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