A History of the French Revolution, Volume 1 (Google eBook)

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C. Scribner's Sons, 1886 - France
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Page 536 - The discussion of the history and theory of the various forms of communism and socialism contained in this volume is marked by the comprehensive research, clearness of perception, sobriety of judgment, and fairness of statement characteristic of the author No previous writer on the subject has exhibited so clear a perception of the vital points at issue, or has offered more sound and wholesome counsels in regard to their treatment.
Page 383 - In fact, in a truly free country, every citizen ought to be a soldier, and every soldier a citizen.
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Page 249 - ... this point. These good folks think that the author of these memoirs wants to spoil their Mirabeau, because he unveils the secret of his superhuman activity, and allows other people a share in the great merit which, until now, the name of Mirabeau had monopolized. "The French look upon Mirabeau as their Hercules and they are perfectly right. But they forget that even the Colossus consists of individual parts, and that even the Hercules of antiquity is a collective being a great supporter...
Page 217 - England, and the country was alarmed by numerous incendiary fires. For many years the subject of a reform of the representation of the people in the House of Commons had been much agitated and it was now more loudly called for than ever before. On the meeting of the new parliament, the Duke of Wellington, the prime minister...
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Page xv - Revolutionary pamphlets consisted of two parts the first part was formed by myself from various sources of which the most copious was an old bouquiniste of the name of Colin, who had been Marat's printer or publisher, and who had in some small dark rooms up two or three flights of stairs, an immense quantity of brochures of the earlier days of the revolution.
Page xv - ... myself from various sources of which the most copious was an old bouquiniste of the name of Colin, who had been Marat's printer or publisher, and who had in some small dark rooms up two or three flights of stairs, an immense quantity of brochures of the earlier days of the revolution. He had 10...
Page 82 - ... by ambitious men, who led him to their purpose by degrees, representing everything to him in a favourable light, and hurrying him on till he was so much in their power that he could not recede. Then they threatened to leave him, if he did not consent to their measures. I am certain that the Duke never at that time had an idea of mounting the throne, whatever the views of his factious friends might have been. If they could have placed him on the throne of France, I suppose they hoped to govern...

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