... that the small farmers will retain their farms without paying the landlord his half of the produce: and that, in case of such a refusal, there is actually neither law nor authority in the country to prevent it. This chateau, splendid even in ruins,...
'Les origines de la France contemporaine'. The Revolution, tr. by J. Durand - Page 80
by Hippolyte Adolphe Taine - 1878
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