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Pauline had a habit of stopping her entourage so that she could switch from carriage to sedan chair, rearrange her clothing, or nap in a meadow. To ensure a comfortable snooze, she liked to use people as furniture. She would order one guard to sit upright so she could lean against him and another to lie down so that his stomach could serve as a footrest. Putting her feet on people seems to have been one of Pauline’s favorite pastimes. One duchess recalled entering her boudoir to find a lady-in-waiting stretched flat on the floor, Pauline’s feet resting on her throat. The poor woman cheerfully declared, “I am well used to it.”


Source:

McRobbie, Linda Rodriguez. “Pauline Bonaparte, The Exhibitionist Princess.” Princesses Behaving Badly: Real Stories From History-- Without the Fairy-Tale Endings. MJF Books, 2013. 229. Print.


Pauline Bonaparte

>[Pauline](https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/bb/Pauline_Bonaparte_princesse_Borghese.jpg) had a habit of stopping her entourage so that she could switch from carriage to sedan chair, rearrange her clothing, or nap in a meadow. To ensure a comfortable snooze, she liked to use people as furniture. She would order one guard to sit upright so she could lean against him and another to lie down so that his stomach could serve as a footrest. Putting her feet on people seems to have been one of Pauline’s favorite pastimes. One duchess recalled entering her boudoir to find a lady-in-waiting stretched flat on the floor, Pauline’s feet resting on her throat. The poor woman cheerfully declared, “I am well used to it.” __________________________ **Source:** McRobbie, Linda Rodriguez. “Pauline Bonaparte, The Exhibitionist Princess.” *Princesses Behaving Badly: Real Stories From History-- Without the Fairy-Tale Endings*. MJF Books, 2013. 229. Print. __________________________ [Pauline Bonaparte](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pauline_Bonaparte)

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