An Historical, Political, and Moral Essay on Revolutions, Ancient and Modern

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Henry Colburn, 1815 - Revolutions - 399 pages
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Page 368 - You put trust in the existing order of society, without reflecting that this order is subject to inevitable changes. We are approaching the state of crisis and the age of revolutions. I hold it impossible that the great monarchies of Europe should endure much longer.
Page 195 - ... you, one of your fresh leaves, though she would have been pleased with such an ornament for her locks ; she, whose chief delight was in the season when your branches are spangled with flowers ! CHORUS OF WOODNYMPHS.
Page 196 - Why dost thou weep, tender fawn, for me, who must leave our common dwelling place ?—As thou wast reared by me when thou hadst lost thy mother, who died soon after thy birth, so will my foster-father attend thee, when we are separated, with anxious care. Return, poor thing, return—we must part.
Page 196 - Thy tears, my child, ill suit the occasion : we shall all meet again : be firm : see the direct road before thee and follow it When the big tear lurks beneath thy beautiful eye-lashes, let thy resolution check its first efforts to disengage itself.
Page 195 - Cana, her fosterfather, and her youthful companions, thus bewailed their own loss, and expressed their wishes for her happiness, in a strain of sentiment and language perfectly suited to their pastoral character. " Hear, O ye trees of this hallowed forest, hear and proclaim that Sacontala is going to the palace of her wedded lord ; she, who drank not, though thirsty, before you were watered ; she, who cropped not, through affection for you...
Page 400 - An Authentic Narrative of the Invasion of France, in 1814. By M. De Beauchamp, Author of the History of the War of La Vendee.
Page 15 - Each of us places in common his person and all his power under the supreme direction of the general will; and as one body we all receive each member as an indivisible part of the whole.
Page 121 - Parliament of this Kingdom, which a concession of this nature may too probably carry with it, has a manifest tendency to draw on further insults, and by lessening the respect of all his Majesty's subjects to the dignity of his Crown...
Page 126 - ... humanity, he reigned — he triumphed. Ever on the side of suffering, his eloquence acquired additional power from his gratuitous exertions in behalf of the unfortunate. He crept even to the coldest heart. A sensible alteration in the tone of the orator discovered the man. In vain the stranger tried to resist the impression made upon him ; he turned aside and wept.

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