Les Origines de La France Contemporaine'. the Revolution, Tr. by J. Durand

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General Books LLC, 2009 - 302 pages
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1881 Excerpt: ...commune. Nobody was so potent, so overbearing, to well endowed physically for the control of such a conventicle as Danton. Besides, among the new-comers he was the best known and with the most influence through his position as deputy of the syndic-attorney. Hence his prestige after the victory and appointment at Minister of Justice. His hierarchical superior, the syndic-attorney Manuel, who was there also and signed his name, showed himself undoubtedly the pitiful fellow he was, an aflecied. crazy, ridiculous loud-talker. For this reason he was allowed to remain syndic-attorney at a tool and servant.--Hcaulieu, "Essais sur la Revolution Francaise," III. 454. "Rossigaol boasted of having committed this assassination himself." 1 " Pieces intcressanles pour l'histoire," by Pction, 1793. "I desired the insurrection, bet 1 trembled for fear that it might not succeed. My position was a critical one. I had to do my duty as a citizen without sacrificing that of a magistrate; externals had to be preserved, without derogating from forms. The plan was to confine me in my own house: but they forgot or delayed to carry this out. Whv do you think repeatedly sent to urge the of this measure! Myself; yes, myselft" VII. If the King had been willing to fight, he might still have defended himself, saved himself, and even been victorious.--In the Tuileries, 95o of the Swiss Guard and 2oo gentlemen stood ready to die for him to the last man. Around the Tuileries, two or three thousand National Guard, the elite of the Parisian population, had just cheered him as he passed:1 "Hurrah for the King! Hurrah for Louis XVI.! He is our King and we want no other; we want him only! Down with the rioters! Down with the Jacobins! We will defend h...

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