The nervous Beauty, looking at the hour of the rendez-vous that her lover has asked in the letter she holds: her coiffure is à la Marlborough and she is dressed in a morning gown. (1784)
"She has at the same time charged Mlle Bertin to send her a list of all the fashions imagined in the Marlborough style, whether in use by women or by men.
"One knows the news from the travelers that come back from London, and speak of this Englishwoman as very amiable, as very capable of hearing these pleasantries, being perfectly comfortable with the French language which she speaks as well as her own. They add that she is moreover a women of much spirit."
BACHAUMONT, Secret Memoirs