The History of the French Revolution, Volume 1

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Carey and Hart, 1845 - France

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Page 17 - It is now sixteen or seventeen years since I saw the queen of France, then the dauphiness, at Versailles; and surely never lighted on this orb, which she hardly seemed to touch, a more delightful vision.
Page 129 - 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.
Page 321 - That they do not mean to meddle with the internal government of France, but that they simply intend to deliver the King, the Queen, and the royal family, from their captivity...
Page 427 - I perceived plainly that my presence damped the gaiety of the guests, which is not to be wondered at, when it is considered that I am a bugbear to the enemies of the country.
Page 359 - ... are in fearful expectation of the events of a night in which even the efforts of despair are not likely to afford the least resource to any individual. The sole object of the domiciliary visits, it is pretended, is to search for arms, yet the...
Page 320 - Emperor, and by invading his provinces of the Low Countries. Some of the possessions belonging to the German empire have been equally exposed to the same oppression, and many others have only avoided the danger, by yielding to the imperious threats of the domineering party and their emissaries.
Page 330 - ... disgraceful law-suit Two jewellers demanded the payment of an immense price for a necklace, which had been purchased in the name of the queen. In the examination which she demanded, it was proved that she had never ordered the purchase. A lady of her size and complexion had impudently passed herself off for the queen, and at midnight had a meeting with a cardinal in the park of Versailles.
Page 322 - Paris, the justices of the peac?, and all others whom it shall concern ; their said majesties declaring, moreover, on their faith and word, as emperor and king, that if the palace of the Tuileries is forced or insulted, that if the least violence, the least outrage, is offered to their majesties the King and Queen, and to the royal family, if...
Page viii - Tis avarice all, ambition is no more ! See, all our nobles begging to be slaves ! See, all our fools aspiring to be knaves ! The wit of cheats, the courage of a whore, Are what ten thousand envy and adore ! All, all look up with reverential awe, At crimes that 'scape, or triumph o'er the law : While truth, worth, wisdom, daily they decry — ' Nothing is sacred now but villany.
Page 291 - Now, I read in the constitution : ' If the King puts himself at the head of an army and directs its forces against the nation, or if he does not oppose by a formal act an enterprise of this kind that may be executed in his name, he shall be considered as having abdicated royalty.

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