History of the French Revolution, from 1789 to 1814

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Page 240 - The government of the revolution is the despotism of liberty against tyranny." 'In this speech he denounced the moderates and the ultra-revolutionists, as both of them desiring the downfa. of the republic.
Page 92 - to march upon Nancy was clamorously demanded. Lafayette, however, succeeded in allaying this ebullition, supported by the assembly, which, finding itself placed between a counter-revolution and anarchy, opposed both with equal wisdom and courage. The aristocracy triumphed at the sight of the difficulties which perplexed the assembly. They imagined that it would be compelled to be dependent on the multitude, or deprive itself entirely of its support; and in either case the return to the ancient re'gime...
Page 124 - ... laws; and that by the word responsibility we understand death. Let us tell the king that it is his interest to defend the constitution; that he only reigns by the people, and for the people; that the nation is his sovereign, and that he is subject to the law. Let us tell Europe that if the French people once draw the sword, they will throw away the scabbard, and will not raise it again till it may be crowned with the laurels of victory ; that if cabinets engage kings in a war against the people,...
Page 359 - In the name of General Bonaparte, the legislative body is dissolved; let all good citizens retire. Grenadiers, forward ! " Cries of indignation arose from every side, but these were drowned by the drums. The grenadiers advanced slowly across the whole width of the Orangery, and presenting bayonets.
Page 199 - ... we worship, or we will denounce you to the vengeance of the people; you are free, but join us in persecuting the men whose probity and intelligence we dread, or we will denounce you to the vengeance of the people.
Page 402 - May 2, 1813, he gained a victory over the Russians and Prussians at Lutzen. On the 20th and 21st, he gained another at Bautzen. The emperor of Austria then proposed a mediation. An armistice was concluded on the 4th of June, and a congress assembled at Prague to take into consideration terms of peace. The terms proposed were, that the French empire should be bounded by the Alps, the Rhine, and the Meuse, and that the German .States should be restored to their independence.
Page 188 - His grief moved the assembly. The request for a reprieve was received by the Girondists as a last resource ; but this also failed them, and the fatal sentence was pronounced. Louis expected it. When Malesherbes came in tears to announce the sentence, he found him sitting in the dark, his elbows resting on a table, his face hid in his hands, and in profound meditation. At the noise of his entrance, Louis rose and said: " For two hours I have been trying to discover if, during my reign, I have deserved...
Page 218 - Since the proscription of the deputies of the people on the 31st of May. — You learned then by the papers that Marat was a friend of object of enthusiasm with the people than he had been while living. He was invoked on all the public squares; his bust was placed in all the popular societies, and the convention was obliged to grant him the honours of the Pantheon.
Page 128 - ... wanted she had for him; force, ability, elevation, foresight. Madame Roland was the soul of the Gironde; it was at her house that those brilliant and courageous men assembled to discuss the necessities and dangers of their country; it was she who stimulated to action those whom she saw were qualified for action, and who encouraged to the tribune those whom she knew to be eloquent. The court named this ministry, which was appointed during the month of March, le Ministere Sans-Culotte.
Page 89 - WE SWEAR to be for ever faithful to the nation, to the law, and to the king ; to maintain with all our power the constitution decreed by the national assembly, and accepted by the king ; and to remain united to all Frenchmen by indissoluble ties of fraternity.

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