Letters Containing a Sketch of the Politics of France: From the Thirty-first of May 1793, Till the Twenty-eighth of July 1794 : and of the Scenes which Have Passed in the Prisons of Paris, Volume 4

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G. G. and J. Robinson, 1796 - France
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Page 55 - His cheerful philosophy under the certain expectation of death, his sensibility of heart, his brilliant powers of conversation, and his sportive vein of wit, rendered him a very general favourite with his companions of misfortune, who found a refuge from evil in the charms of his society.
Page 173 - I cannot conclude this fketch of revolutionary government without obferving, that we fhould beware of the injuftice of accufing the French people of thofe crimes of which they are the mourners, and of which they only have been the vidims.
Page 177 - The new constitution, like the spear of Romulus, Rome's founder, 'will fix itself in the earth, so that no human force can root it up, and will become, like the budding wood, the object of a people's veneration
Page 147 - Among the prifoners taken by the troops of the convention, were feveral of the gendarmerie, whom they led in triumph through the ftreets, with the cannon belonging to the fauxbourgs. The difarming of the Jacobins, which had been decreed in Germinal, was now put in. execution} the ufe of pikes was aboĢ lifhed, arid the cannon belonging to the feveral fedYtons delivered up to the convention.
Page 176 - With all the feelings of an Englishwoman at my heart, a heart that glows for the real honour of my country, I pour the fervent wish . . . that she may reject with indignant scorn that execrable traffic of which humanity is the barter
Page 53 - . may be peculiarly applied to the period of the revolutionary-government in this . country ; the pencil of fiction has no colouring. more gloomy than that .which • truth then...
Page 150 - H4 bois bois had been maflacred in prifon, and in other towns vengeance had taken place of law. Nor was this fpirit confined merely to acts of perfonal refentment.
Page 142 - ... declared they were ready to go home, if the reft of their demands were complied with. Bread and the conftitution had already been decreed, but the remainder of the petition had been left...
Page 140 - ... to the members of the purpofe of their vifit. The citizens of Paris, who had flown to the affiftance of the legiflature on the firft fummons, fatisfied with the...
Page 142 - The orator finifhed by crying " Vive la convention ! if the members of it were friendly to liberty, which he was inclined to believe...

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