She didn't want to die, and she didn't want to spend the rest of her life without ever seeing the sun again like Brad Pitt in Interview with the Vampire.
The court accused him of being at the bottom of every popular movement, and saw the "gold of Orleans" as the cause of the Reveillon riot and the taking of the Bastille, as the republicans later saw the "gold of Pitt" in every germ of opposition to themselves.
The act which Pitt successfully carried in the following year introduced a new constitution, in which Hastings felt that he had no place.
Pitt had never taken a side against him, while Lord Chancellor Thurlow was his pronounced friend.
To one of these dinners Pitt was invited, and was subsequently accompanied by some of his colleagues.