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The Sussexes’ team received a letter from Sir Michael John Stevens, the Keeper of the Privy Purse, who stated that because the Duke and Duchess were no longer working members of the Royal family and lived abroad, they should return the keys to Frogmore Cottage, the use of which was a wedding gift from Queen Elizabeth II. An older man casually sits with his legs up on the sofa, talking animatedly to a health professional on an oversized screen beside him. He told the magazine: “William is very angry with his brother, especially since the release of Spare. Atwood, Margaret. "Four Short Pieces: King Log in Exile, Post-Colonial, Salome Was a Dancer & Take Charge". [ dead link] Scobie said that wild rumours were circulated to try to discredit his work, including the false claim that he was paid a salary by the Sussexes.

Meanwhile, Scobie describes the ultimately unsuccessful plan to offer the property to the scandal-hit Duke of York, “the true pariah of the clan,” as “incomprehensible”. Late Queen almost perfect but King has faults Thompson, Ian (2006). The Sun King's garden Louis XIV, André Le Nôtre and the creation of the gardens at Versailles. New York: Bloomsbury. p.137. ISBN 1-58234-631-3. Innocuous as the Labyrinth's sculptures might seem at first, this grove of love was not free from the sort of political messages that were starting to be stamped all over the rest of the Parc. If you care for an adult patient, you can ask their healthcare team for a proxy access account. Get help with MyChartThe story was one of the 39 Aesop's fables chosen by Louis XIV of France for the labyrinth of Versailles, a hedge maze of hydraulic statues created for him in 1669 in the Gardens of Versailles, at the suggestion of Charles Perrault. It is likely he was aware of its interpretation in favour of contentment with the status quo. [7] Jean de la Fontaine's fable of Les grenouilles qui desirent un roi (III.4) follows the Phaedrus version fairly closely and repeats the conclusion there. [8] In setting the scene, however, he pictures the frogs as 'tiring of their democratic state', taking in 1668 much the same sardonic stance as Roger L'Estrange would do in 1692. La Fontaine was writing shortly after the restoration of the monarchy in England following a period of republican government; L'Estrange made his comment three years after a revolution had overthrown the restored regime and installed another.

Gary Bachlund: Five Fables (The Lied, Art Song, and Choral Texts Archive: Texts and Translations to Lieder, mélodies, canzoni, and other classical vocal music)". Recmusic.org . Retrieved 2012-01-06. Scobie suggests the Prince of Wales is happy to move on from the past and is only interested in his future as monarch. Then the frogs made a second request for a real king and were sent down a water snake that started eating them. Once more the frogs appealed to Zeus, but this time he replied that they must face the consequences of their request. She “is said to have persuaded Charles to withdraw the use of Frogmore Cottage” from the couple, Scobie claims. The King’s formidable sister, the Princess Royal, 73, is portrayed as the chief architect of the decision to evict Harry and Meghan from Frogmore Cottage, their Windsor home.

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According to the earliest source, Phaedrus, the story concerns a group of frogs who called on the great god Zeus to send them a king. He threw down a log, which fell in their pond with a loud splash and terrified them. Eventually one of the frogs peeped above the water and, seeing that it was no longer moving, soon all hopped upon it and made fun of their king. The original context of the story, as related by Phaedrus, makes it clear that people feel the need of laws but are impatient of personal restraint. His closing advice is to be content for fear of worse. [2] By the time of William Caxton, who published the first version in English, the lesson drawn is that ' he that hath liberty ought to kepe it wel, for nothyng is better than liberty'. In his version, it is a heron rather than a snake that is sent as king. [3] A later commentator, the English Royalist Roger L'Estrange, sums up the situation thus: ' The mob are uneasy without a ruler. They are as restless with one; and oftner they shift, the worse they are: so that Government or no Government, a King of God’s making or of the Peoples, or none at all, the Multitude are never to be satisfied.' [4] THE Frogs, living an easy free life, every where among the lakes and ponds, assembled together, one day, in a very tumultuous manner, and petitioned Jupiter to let them have a king, who might inspect their morals, and make them live a little honester. Jupiter, being at that time in pretty good humour, was pleased to laugh heartily at their ridiculous request; and throwing a little log down into the pool, cried, There is a king for you! The sudden splash which this made by its fall into the water, at first terrified them so exceedingly, that they were afraid to come near it. But in a little time, seeing it lay still without moving, they ventured by degrees, to approach it; and at last, finding there was no danger, they leaped upon it; and, in short, treated it as familiarly as they pleased. But not contented with so insipid a king as this was, they sent their deputies to petition again for another sort of one; for this they neither did nor could like. Upon that, he sent them a Stork; who, without any ceremony, fell devouring and eating them up, one after another, as fast as he could. Then they applied themselves privately to Mercury, and got him to speak to Jupiter in their behalf, That he would be so good as to bless them again with another king, or restore them to their former state: No, says he, since it was their own choice, let the obstinate wretches suffer the punishment due to their folly.

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