When the monarchy was abolished on 11 August , the statue was torn down and sent to be melted. In the spring of , Vergennes, the Foreign Secretary, saw an opportunity to humiliate France's long-standing enemy, Great Britain, and to recover territory lost during the Seven Years' War , by supporting the American Revolution. Listening to him makes me want to make changes in my life. Again this failed, so Louis convoked the Assembly of Notables in to discuss a revolutionary new fiscal reform proposed by Calonne. For comedians, a healthy dose of fatalism is a job requirement. Armand lived at court with the king and queen until he left them at the outbreak of the revolution because of his republican sympathies, and Zoe was chosen to be the playmate of the Dauphin, just as Ernestine had once been selected as the playmate of Marie-Therese, and sent away to her sisters in a convent boarding school before the Flight to Varennes in Memorable Events — What is your church doing that people will remember and talk about all week? In July, the invasion began, with Brunswick's army easily taking the fortresses of Longwy and Verdun. Louis-Auguste was overlooked by his parents who favored his older brother, Louis, duc de Bourgogne , who was regarded as bright and handsome but who died at the age of nine in The most noteworthy innovation was a negation; in the early nineties, HBO comedies like the short-lived Dream On ditched the pervasive canned laugh track, paving the way for the so-called cringe comedy of shows like Curb Your Enthusiasm. Louie, clearly, is not for everyone. When he did not go hunting, he wrote "rien," which did not mean that nothing important had happened that day. France still maintained a strong influence in the West Indies, and in India maintained five trading posts, leaving opportunities for disputes and power-play with Great Britain. What do we do when our bodies betray us? It seems unfair to so condemn Better Things, and not merely because C. They are snug in these cocoons, sequestered from all stimuli but those they source from screen and headphones. On one hand, Louis was nowhere near as reactionary as his brothers, the comte de Provence [ citation needed ] and the comte d'Artois , and he repeatedly sent messages to them requesting a halt to their attempts to launch counter-coups.