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" This kingdom," said Mirabeau, " is in a deplorable state. There is neither national energy, nor the only substitute for it — money." " It can only be regenerated," said la Riviere, " by a conquest, like that of China, or by some great internal convulsion... "
Woman in France during the eighteenth century - Page 285
by Julia Kavanagh - 1850
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The private mémoirs of Madame Du Hausset: lady's maid to Madame de Pompadour

Du Hausset (Mme.) - History - 1825 - 182 pages
...favourites." The Marquis de Mirabeau and M. de la Riviere came in. " This kingdom," said Mirabeau, " is in a deplorable state. There is neither national...words made me tremble, and I hastened out of the room. M. de Marigny did the same, though without appearing at all affected by what had been said. — " You...
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The Private Memoirs of Madame Du Hausset: Lady's Maid to Madame de Pompadour

Mme. Du Hausset - France - 1825 - 182 pages
...in a deplorable state. There is neither national energy, nor the only substitute for it—money." " It can only be regenerated," said la Riviere, " by...words made me tremble, and I hastened out of the room. M. de Marigny did the same, though without appearing at all affected by what had been said.—" You...
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The Monthly Review

Ralph Griffiths, George Edward Griffiths - 1826
...a deplorable state. There is neither national energy, nor the only substitute for it—money."—" It can only be regenerated," said La Riviere, " by...convulsion; but woe to those who live to see that i The French people do not do things by halves." These words made me tremble, and I hastened out of...
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The Private Memoirs of Madame Du Hausset: Lady's Maid to Madame de Pompadour

Mme DuHausset - France - 1827 - 179 pages
...favourites." The Marquis de Mirabeau and M. de la Riviere came in. " This kingdom," said Mirabeau, " is in a deplorable state. There is neither national...China, or by some great internal convulsion ; but wo to those who live to see that ! The French people do not do things by halves." These words made...
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The Private Memoirs of Madame Du Hausset ; Lady's Maid to Madame De Pompadour

Mme Du Hausset - France - 1827 - 179 pages
...in a deplorable state. There is neither national energy, nor the only substitute for it—money." " It can only be regenerated," said la Riviere, " by...China, or by some great internal convulsion ; but wo to those who live to see that ! The French people do not do things by halves." These words made...
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The French revolution of 1789, as viewed in the light of republican institutions

John Stevens Cabot Abbott - France - 1859 - 439 pages
...kingdom is in a deplorable state. There is neither national energy nor money. It can only be regenerated by a conquest like that of China, or by some great...that. The French people do not do things by halves." Madame de Pompadour herself was fully aware of the catastrophe which was impending, but she flattered...
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French society from the Fronde to the great Revolution

Henry Barton Baker - 1874
...it, money.' ' It can only be regenerated by a conquest like that of China,' answered La Riviere, ' or by some great internal convulsion ; but woe to...that ; the French people do not do things by halves ! ' This is a scrap of a conversation reported by Madame du Hausset in her ' Memoirs of Madame de Pompadour.'...
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The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and ..., Volume 20

Thomas Spencer Baynes - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1888
...nation is in a deplorable state," Lariviere replied in prophetic words, " It can only be regenerated by a conquest like that of China, or by some great...that ! The French people do not do things by halves 1 " Adam Smith, during his stay on the Continent with the young duke of Buccleuch in 1764—66, spent...
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Memoirs of the Courts of Louis Xv and Xvi: Being Secret Memoirs of Madame Du ...

Mme. Du Hausset, Marie Thérèse Louise de Savoie-Carignan Lamballe (princesse de Lamballe) - France - 1899
...energy, nor the only substitute for it — money." " It can only be regenerated," said La RiviSre, " by a conquest, like that of China, or by some great...words made me tremble, and I hastened out of the room. M. de Marigny did the same, though without appearing at all affected by what had been said. "You heard...
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Memoirs and Letters of Cardinal de Bernis, Published from the ..., Volume 1

François-Joachim de Pierre de Bernis - 1899
...sentiments, and no money to take their place." "The country cannot be regenerated," said La Riviere, " except by a conquest like that of China or by some great internal upheaval ; but sorrow to those who will then be in it; the French people strike hard." " These words...
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