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Page 170 - ... their resources to place the King of France in a position to establish, with the most absolute freedom, the foundations of a monarchical form of government, which shall at once be in harmony with the rights of sovereigns and promote the welfare of the French nation In that case [Alors et...
Page 95 - ... that paper — on the 3rd of July — that a secret interview took place — the first and last — between Mirabeau and Marie Antoinette in the upper part of the gardens of St. Cloud. The Queen accosted him (as she afterwards informed Madame Campan) by saying : — ' In presence of an ordinary enemy, a man who had sworn the ruin of the monarchy without perceiving its utility to a great people, the step I am now taking would be extremely out of place ; but when I speak to a Mirabeau,
Page 22 - I present to your majesty the keys of your good city of Paris. They are the same which were presented to Henri IV. He had conquered his people: to-day the people have conquered their king.
Page 209 - I am taxed with weakness and irresolution, but no one was ever in my position. I know that I missed the right moment; it was July 14...
Page 369 - I ask pardon of all those with whom I am acquainted, and of you, my sister, in particular, for all the trouble which, without desiring it, I may have caused you.
Page 29 - Place d'Armes, where, in presence of the mayor, it took the oath of allegiance to the nation, the law, and the king.
Page 366 - Yesterday," she replied simply, anticipating the judgment of history, — " yesterday, I did not know the witnesses ; I was ignorant of what they would testify against me. Not one uttered a positive accusation against me. I close by saying that I was only the wife of Louis XVI., and that it was my manifest duty to conform to his wishes.
Page 314 - Say to the queen, my dear children, and my sister, that I had promised to see them this morning, but that I desired to spare them the agony of such a bitter separation twice over. How much it has cost me to depart without receiving their last embraces !
Page 276 - Sire," replied Vergniaud, who filled the chair, " you may rely on the firmness of the national assembly. Its members have sworn to die in maintaining the rights of the people and the constituted authorities.