Outlines of the French Revolution Told in Autographs: Selected from a Private Collection Exhibited at the Lenox Branch of the New York Public Library, March 20, 1905

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Weed-Parsons printing Company, 1905 - Autographs - 101 pages

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Page 3 - The present exhibition of autographs is an attempt to teach the outlines of history, and particularly of the French Revolution, by means of holographic illustration. The writing of a man, it is held, is the most perfect relic he leaves behind him. Something physical, as well as intellectual and moral, belonging to his personality, has gone into the material substance carrying his writing.
Page 3 - CHAPTER I. ORLEANS AND PARIS. ' There are but two events in history : the siege of Troy and the French Revolution.
Page 37 - ... her feet; she resists, thinking it meant as an insult; on a word of explanation, she submits with cheerful apology. As the last act, all being now ready, they take the neckerchief from her neck; a blush of maidenly shame overspreads that fair face and neck; the cheeks were still tinged with it when the executioner lifted the severed head, to show it to the people.
Page 66 - As a member of the Convention he voted for the death of the king, and was sent to Toulon as a deputy at the time it was retaken from the English.
Page 2 - ALS (autograph letter signed), ADS (autograph document signed), LS (letter signed), DS (document signed), ANS (autograph note signed), AN (autograph note). Next should follow a statement as to the location of the manuscript, indicating the public institution or private collector In whose possession It is. In the former case the volume, page, or numerical designation by which the Institution has catalogued...
Page 41 - You will place on your door these words : Unity, indivisibility of the Republic, liberty, equality, fraternity, or death...
Page 57 - Refractories were closed up in a boat on the Loire. I have just learned, and the news is quite certain, that they have all perished in the river" (Aulard 1889-1897: VIII, 505).
Page 89 - Republic, but its principles were reannounced when they took the oath of fidelity to the Republic one and indivisible, to Liberty, Equality and to the representative system.
Page 79 - ... Constituent Assembly, where he always supported the popular cause, and, when that principle could be avowed, declared himself a staunch republican, and heartily joined in all the votes which sent the King to the scaffold. As a proof of his daring and impetuous spirit, it may be mentioned, that when...
Page 24 - Mars on July 14, 1790, the anniversary of the capture of the Bastille.

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