THE AFFAIR OF THE DIAMOND
\ðɪ ɐfˈe͡əɹ ɒvðə dˈa͡ɪ͡əmənd], \ðɪ ɐfˈeəɹ ɒvðə dˈaɪəmənd], \ð_ɪ_ ɐ_f_ˈeə_ɹ ɒ_v_ð_ə d_ˈaɪə_m_ə_n_d]\
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A plot by which the name of Marie Antoinette, wife of Louis XVI., King of France, was tarnished, on the supposition that she was privy to the intrigue by which the Countess of Lamotte Valois obtained possession of a diamond necklace bespoken for Mad. du Barry by Louis XV., and at that time in the hands of the queen's jewellers.
By Henry Percy Smith
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