On 30 July 1678, a Jean Borel identified as an academiste and musician in L'academie des operas became godfather to a girl called Anne Fontange
. He lived in Paris, in the parish of Saint-Sulpice, in the rue Sainte-Marguerite "dans le carrefour de St-Benoit, a l'image St-Pierre." (4) Is this the same Jean Borel who was a countertenor in the Chapelle royale between 1687 and his death in 1728?
The driving force of Le Premier Jardin, argues Lori Saint-Martin, is Flora Fontange
's ultimately hopeless nostalgia for the pre-Oedipal bond between mother and daughter: the forever unattainable 'first garden'.
(20.) Cacoub P, Ouzan D, Melin P, Lang JP, Rotily M, Fontanges
T, et al.
She has borne Louis seven children but now seethes with rage as he falls for eighteen-year-old Angelique de Fontanges
(17.) Chevrel G, Schott AM, Fontanges
E, Charrin JE, Lina-Granade G, Duboeuf F Garnero P, Arlot M, Raynal C, Meunier PJ.
, in 1681 is underplayed, despite being an event to which other authors have attributed a larger role regarding this behavioral shift--notably, John B.
The King, now forty-one, had begun to show interest in the exquisite, empty-headed eighteen-year-old Mademoiselle de Fontanges (1661-81).
The allegations against Montespan were fourfold: that she had bought love potions to retain her hold over the King; that she had allowed Guibourg to cut the throats of children at a black mass using her naked belly as an altar with the same purpose of retaining the King's favour; that she had attempted to kill her rival Mademoiselle de Fontanges using a pair of poisoned gloves (or, according to other reports, with poisoned milk); that she had attempted to have the King himself killed by means of a poisoned letter.
The women wore as a headpiece the towering fontanges
of the 17th century encrusted with diamonds and the royal baby was presented to us with a flourish.