History of Europe from the Commencement of the French Revolution to the Restoration of the Bourbons in 1815, Volume 2

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Contents

Trial and execution of the Marquis de Favras
9
Division of France into departments and municipal establishments
10
Municipal regulations and elective franchise
11
Vast effects of these changes
12
General excitement in the provinces
13
Lowering of the elective franchise
14
Lasting effects of these changes
15
New hall of the Assembly and introduction of the guillotine
16
Inquiry at the court of Chatelet into the outrages of 5th and Cth October at Versailles
17
Excessive embarrassment of the finances
18
Argument of Talleyrand in favour of Church spoliation
19
Answer of the Abbe Maury and Sieves ib 52 Confiscation of the property of the church
20
Reflections on this step
21
Leads to the sale of the church property and the issuing of assignats
22
And to the subdivision of land
23
The clergy vehemently resist
24
Only mode of resisting these evils
25
New modelling of the civil constitution of the church
26
Judicial establishment
27
Efforts of the clergy to dissolve the Assembly
28
Mirabeaus speech in reply
31
Discussion as to vesting right of making peace and war in the crowu
32
Mirabeaus speech in favour of the crown on this point
33
Settlement on the crown
34
Abolition of titles of honour
35
Reflections on this change
36
Military organisation
37
Extraordinary difficulties experienced by the military in contending with the people
38
General establishment of national guards
39
And of armed pikemen in the towns
40
Fearful depreciation of assignats
41
Argument of the Abbe1 Maury and Talleyrand against their further issue
42
Mirabeaus argument in favour of the assignats
43
Their rapid fall
44
Preparations for a fete on the 14th July
45
Particulars of the fete
46
Accusation of the Duke of Orleans and Mirabeau
47
Noble speech of Cazales on this occasion
48
Retirement of Necker
49
Change of ministry
50
Revolt at Metz and Nancy
51
Character of M de BouilhS
52
Great difficulties of de Bouilles situation
53
Bouilld marches against Nancy
54
Bloody action there 56 Tumult in Paris and proceedings in the Assembly
56
Frightful disorders in different parts of France
57
New ecclesiastical oath Its disastrous effects
58
Reasons which led them to resist this oath
59
Remarkable speech and prophecy of Cazales on this occasion
60
Noble conduct of the clergy in refusing the oath
61
Ruinous effects of this measure
62
Revolutionary law of inheritance
63
Clubs of Paris Jacobins and Monarchiens
64
Departure for Rome of the Princesses Adelaide and Victoria
65
63 Continued emigration 67 Arrest of the royal princesses
67
Discussion concerning emigrants
68
Mirabeau joins the throne
69
His plan on its behalf
70
His death
71
His character
72
And funeral obsequies
73
Changed views of the literary men in Paris on the Revolution
74
Debate in tho Assembly on the punishment of death and Robespierres speech on
75
Designs of the royal family to effect their escape
76
do Bouilles arrangements for the journey
77
Preparations at Paris for the escape of the royal family
78
Menacing language of the French with reference to other states
79
He is forcibly detained till the aidesdecamp of Lafayette arrive
80
Arrest of the King and his return to Paris
81
Real causes of the failure of the journey to Varennes
82
Consternation at Paris commissioners sent for the King and Barnave won to the royal cause
83
Return to Paris and barbarity of the people on the road
84
Universal consternation in Paris on this event
85
Proceedings in the Assembly
86
Return of the royal family to Paris
87
Yiews of the parties on the flight of the King
88
First open avowal of republican principles and new division of parties in the Assembly
89
The royal authority is suspended by a decroe of the Assembly 00
90
Which led to nothing
91
Argument of Robespierre against the King 95 And of Barnave in reply
92
Revolt in the Champ de Mars
93
Vigorous measures of the Assembly Victory of Lafayette
94
But the Constitutionalists do not follow it up
95
Proposal to modify the constitution
96
Plans of the court
97
The King reinvested with his power
98
Closing of the Assembly
99
Merits of the Constituent Assembly
100
And its errors and faults
101
Violent declamations in the National Assembly in favour of war
102
Which were all committed in the face of their instructions
103
Vicious principle which led to all these disasters
104
10S Proves the impossibility of extinguishing revolutionary passion by concession 105
105
Cause to which thiB was owing
106
When should resistance to revolution be made?
107
Undue humanity and irresolution of the King
108
Treachery of the troops and emigration of the noblesse
109
CHAPTER VII
110
Dangers of universal suffrage 3 Causes io which they are owing
111
Formation of the Legislative Assembly
112
State of the country during the primary elections
113
Total want of property or decorum in the new Assembly and dangerous preponderance of young men in it
114
Increased emigration of nobles
115
French declaration of war against all nations
116
Decree of the Convention
117
Violent instructions to their generals by the French Convention
118
Stael
119
Character of the Girondists
120
Their principles and errors
121
Their fatal mistake as to the character of man
123
Character of Madame Roland a 10 Her great influence in the Assembly
125
Character of Veigniaud
126
IS Brissot His character
127
Guadet Gensonne Isnard Barbarous and others
128
Picture of the Jacobins
129
Composition of the Jacobin Club and tests applied previous to admission
130
The secret of their success
132
Early history of Danton
133
HiB character
135
His redeeming qualities IDG 26 Biography and character of Marat
138
Birth and early years of StJust
140
His character
141
Early years and education of Robespierre ib SO His prizeessay at Metz in 1784
142
His character has been disfigured by his contemporaries
145
His character and principles 84 His personal appearance and weaknesses
148
Views of the King at this period
149
Formation of the Constitutional Guard of the King
150
Vehement discontent of the church
151
Argument of Brissot and others against the emigrants ib 40 Answer of the Constitutionalists
152
Decree against the emigrants
153
Argument in favour of the clergy in the Assembly a 43 Severe decrees against the clergy
154
The King refuses to sanction these decrees
155
Election of a Mayor of Paris
157
Decay and ruin of the navy
159
Commencement of agitation in St Domingo
160
Dreadful insurrection there to 50 The Assembly concedes universal emancipation 101
162
Progress of the disorders in Avignon
163
Massacres at Avignon
164
Fall of the ministry and admission of the Girondists to power
165
Character of Dumourier
166
Of M Roland ib 57 Increasing difficulties of government and distress of the country 1G7 515 The disasters of the war augment the Kings danger
168
Debate on the disbanding of the royal guard
170
The King is forced to sanction the disbanding
171
Resolute resistance of the King to the decree against the church
172
New ministry
174
6J New ministry from the Feuillants
176
Efforts of Lafayette to support the throne ih 61 The Girondists plan a revolt of the populace
177
Coalition of the Girondists and the Jacobins against the crown
178
S Reasons which induced the Girondists to act immediately
180
Disgraceful tumult on the 20th June ib ro The petitioners are supported by the Girondists and received in the Assembly
182
n Means by which the mob force the entry of the palace gates
184
n The palace invaded by the multitude
185
Heroic conduct of the Queen and Princess Elizabeth
187
First appearance of Napoleon
188
Indignation of France at the events of June 20
189
Lafayette arrives at Paris IPO 77 But fails in rousing the national guard
191
And returns to the army without effecting anything
193
S2 Vast accession of strength to the Revolutionary party from the rest of France
196
Character of Petion 107
198
Dreadful suspense and anxiety of the King and Queen ib 86 Indecision and want of preparation of the court ami 87 Advance and proclamation of th...
201
Impolicy of this proclamation when not followed up by active measures
202
Views of the leaders of the Girondists and Jacobins
203
Preparations for the revolt ib 91 Violent effervescence on the 9th August 20 5
207
Preparations of the court
208
Infamous treachery and dissimulation of Petion
210
Irresolution of the national guard
211
Vast preparations of the insurgents
212
The King leaves the palace and joins the Assembly
213
Desperate fight in the Place Carrousel
215
Massacre of the Swiss
217
Dethronement of the King
219
Frightful massacres by which the victory of the insurgents was stained
220
Revolting cruelty of the women
221
The middle orders begin a revolution but the mob finish it
225
The Constituent Assembly had destroyed the elements of freedom in France
226
Errors of the Allies which led to these events
227
Fatal effects of the want of religious principle in France
228
Coincidence of the successive leaders of the Revolution with the characters of its stages
229
CHAPTER VIII
231
Cause of this change
232
Fundamental error in democratic institutions
233
The wicked in revolutions inevitably rise to the head ib 6 State of Paris after the 10th August
234
Fury of the populace
235
Reappointment of the Girondist ministry
236
Disposal of the King and royal family
237
They are transferred to the Temple
238
The armies obey the ruling powers
239
Fall and flight of Lafayette
240
Furious demands for blood by the municipality of Paris
241
Institution of the Revolutionary Tribunal
242
Formation and first proceedings of the Revolutionary Tribunal
243
Its first victims and adoption of the guillotine ib 16 Death of Bachman and Durosoi
244
Consternation produced by the advance of the Prussians and plan for a massacre in the prisons
245
The barriers closed and the Assembly dissolves the municipality
246
Speech of Vergniaud to the deputation of the municipality
247
Answer of Tallien and the municipality
248
Energetic plans of Danton
249
General terror in Paris
250
Massacre in the prisons
251
In the Abbaye
252
Hideous cruelty of the people ib 26 Atrocious conduct of the populace in the court
253
Speech of BillaudVarennes to the murderers
254
Heroism of Monnot and Mademoiselles de Sombreuil and Cazotte
255
Massacre in the prison of the Cannes
256
Death of the Archbishop of Aries
257
Extraordinary feelings of the murderers
259
Massacre of the Swiss
260
Massacres in the Conciergerio Bicetre and Salpetriere
261
Dreadful fate of M de Montmorin
262
Similar examples of cruelty in other countries ib 7 Feeble conduct of the Assembly
263
Frightful barbarities at Rheims
267
Burning of priests and others there
268
Roland in vain denounces these atrocities
269
Termination of the Legislative Assembly
270
Elections for the National Convention
271
Parties in the new Assembly and influence of the Jacobin clubs over France
272
4S Mutual recriminations of the Girondists and Jacobins
273
Abolition of royalty and new calendar introduced State of the finances
274
Formation of a new constitution entirely democratic ib 51 Accusation of Robespierre by Osselin and Barbarous
275
Accusation of Marat
276
Marats reply
277
Louvet arraigns Robespierre
278
His powerful speech ib 56 Feeble conduct of the Girondists
279
Reply of Robespierre
281
Weakness of the Girondists on this occasion
283
Real seat of the evil lay in the destruction of the executive
284
More severe laws passed against the emigrants
285
Proposed measures of the Girondists against the municipality ib 64 The Jacobins spread the report of a division of the Republic 2S6 65 Preparations f...
287
Discovery of the iron closet in the Tuileries
288
Preliminary pointCould Louis be tried?
289
Stormy discussion in the Convention
290
Speech of StJust on the subject
291
Robespierres arguments
292
Majority determine he may be tried
293
Description of the Temple
294
Conduct of the royal family during their captivity ib 74 Occupations of the royal family in the Temple
296
Increasing severity of the Republican authorities
297
They are separated from each other
298
Conduct of the royal family when told of Louiss trial
299
The King brought to the bar of the Convention
300
Charges against him to 80 His return to the Temple
301
Generous devotion of Malesherbes and Tronchet
302
De Seze is called in and his eloquent peroration struck out by Louis
303
The King is brought to trial
304
The Kings concluding words
306
Debate on the accusation
307
Speech of Robespierre
308
Vergniauds reply
309
Louis is condemned contrary to the secret opinion of the great majority of the Assembly
311
The defection of the Girondists was the cause of this
312
Sentence of death is pronounced
313
Dignified conduct of Louis
314
Santerre announces the sentence and his last interview with his family
315
It illustrates the action of a despotic majority
324
Reflections on the death of Louis
325
Its unpardonable atrocity ib 106 And ultimate beneficial effects
326
CHAPTER IX
328
Superficial extent of the British Isles
329
General aspect of the British Isles 3311
330
Rivers of Great Britain
331
General aspect of Scotland
332
General features of Ireland
333
Difference between the agricultural produce of Great Britain and Ireland
334
Character of the AngloSaxons
337
Energy and perseverance of the AngloSaxons
338
Their corresponding vices
339
Character of the Irish
341
Their want of pacific industry and enterprise
342
Happy situation of Great Britain for commerce
343
1C Nursery for Beamen in its coasting trade and fisheries
344
Its happy situation for foreign commerce
345
IS And vast mineral riches
346
Prodigious growth of the manufactures and commerce of Britain 318
349
Old constitution of Great Britain
351
Aspect of society in the British Islands at this period
352
Great firmness of George III
353
State of Great Britain in 1792
354
Revenues and military and naval forces
355
Depression in the national spirit and abuses in the army
356
2 Slumber of the national mind during the eighteenth country
357
Erroneous views of philosophers on the tendency of human affairs
358
Views of the Whigs on the Revolution
359
And of the Tories ib 32 Early history of Mr Fox
360
His character as a statesman and orator
361
Mr Pitt His early biography
362
His yonth and studies at college
363
His early difficulties as a statesman
365
His character as a statesman and arduous struggle he maintained 866
367
His first entrance into life
368
HU views on the French Revolution
369
Division between Mr Burke and Mr Fox on the Canadian constitution
370
Argument of Mr Fox for the French Revolution
371
Argument against it by Mr Burke
374
Rupture between them 877
378
Reflections on the event
379
State of Austria
380
Accession of Joseph II Innovation and improvement became the order of the day
382
Military forces of Austria ib 51 Austrian Netherlands
383
Destruction of the barrier fortresses
384
Accession and character of Leopold
385
Revolt of the Flemings against Austria ib 55 State of the German Empire
386
Military state of Prussia ib 57 Military system of the monarchy
387
Its statistics and government
388
State of Russia
389
The Russian army and Cossacks
390
Character of the Russian soldiers
391
The civil institutions and government and national spirit of Russia
392
its divisions and partitions
393
Heroic military character of the Poles
394
Sweden ib 66 Ottoman dominions
395
Constant decline of their population
396
Italy ib 69 Piedmont
398
the part of its government 443
405
Opening of the Scheldt
443
Answer of the French envoy on that of France
444
Real views of Great Britain at this period
445
War declared by France ib 125 Reflections on this event
447
Limits of the principle of noninterference
448
Grounds of the war as stated in British declaration ib 128 Conditions on which peace was still offered
449
CHAPTER X
451
Beneficial effects of this warlike passion ib 3 State of the French armies at the commencement of the war 4 52
454
Reflections on the wretched state of the French army at this period ib 7 Consternation in consequence at Paris and movements of the Allies
455
Selfish views of the allied powers at this period
458
Views of Dumourier and the government of Paris 4 Ml
460
Proclamation of the Duke of Brunswick
463
Invasion of France and disposition of the French forces
464
Line of advance adopted by the Allies
465
Tardy advance of the Allies Longwy and Verdun surrender
466
The Allies fail to occupy the Argonne forest
467
Description of the Argonne forest which Dumourier seizes
468
Dumouriers position there 40
470
Clairfait seizes the pass of CroixauBois
471
Retreat of Dumourier to SteMrneh ould and rout of part of the French army ib 24 Dumourier takes post at SteMeneliould and the French armies unite
473
Consternation in the rear of the French army
474
Positions taken up by the French troops
475
Cannonade of Valmy
476
Great effects of this affair ib 29 French retain their position
477
Secret negotiation between the Duke of Brunswick and Dumourier
479
Effect of these negotiations on the allied movements ib 33 The emigrants advocate an advance to Paris 4S0 34 Progress of the negotiation
481
Intrigues at the Prussian headquarters
482
Motives which induced the Allies to retreat
483
Distress of the Allies who resolve to retire
484
Consternation at Paris from the retreat to SteMdneTiould
485
Conferences opened for the retreat of the Prussians who retire
486
Their unmolested retreat ib 41 Operations in Flanders Siege of Lisle
488
Operations on the Upper Rhine and capture of Mayence
489
The Duke of Brunswick recrosses the Rhine
490
Plan for the invasion of Flanders
491
French invasion of Flanders ib 46 Battle of Jemappes
494
Results of the battle Tardy advance of Dumourier Conquest of Flanders
495
Jealousy of Dumourier at Paris ib 50 French advance to the Scheldt Fall of Antwerp and opening of that river
496
Liege and Namur taken by Dumourier in person
497
Dumourier puts his army into winterquarters
498
Decree of the Convention against all governments ib 54 Violent changes introduced into Belgium 4 99
500
Strong reaction in consequence in Flanders
501
War declared against Piedmont
502
French enter Savoy ib 59 Their rapid conquests and cruel devastation
503
French invade Switzerland and attack Geneva
504
They fail in reducing Geneva but revolutionise all Savoy which is incor porated with France
505
Operations on the Upper Rhine
506
The French recross the Rhine
507
Reflections on these events
508
Great results to which the war was evidently to lead and causes of the Republican success
509
Necessity of acting vigorously against a revolution in the outset
510
Ease with which early success might have been gained
511
Faults of Dumourier ib 69 Extreme danger of France at the outset of the Revolution from the revolt of the army
512
Glorious efforts of France at this period
513
CHAPTER XI
514
Their prejudicial effect on the Royalist and Constitutional cause
523
Plan of the Jacobins for resisting the Allies
524
Great distress in Paris and over France
525
Popular demands for a maximum ib 15 Tumult in Paris from the high prices
526
Its disastrous effects 116
527
Debates at the Jacobins on this subject
528
Remarkable speech of Robespierre there
529
Indecision of all parties in Paris
530
Designs of Dumourier
531
His irruption into Holland in pursuance of it to 22 Dumouriers designs against the Republic
532
His extreme imprudence
533
Dumourier arrests the commissioners of the Convention
534
His failure and flight
535
Contests between the Girondists and Jacobins to 27 Abortive conspiracy of the Jacobins
536
Proposal for tho Revolutionary Tribunal
537
Vehement debate on this project in the Assembly
538
The Revolutionary Tribunal is established
539
Character of FouquierTinville its public accuser
541
War in La Vendee breaks out
542
Vigorous measures of the Convention
543
Important decree conferring the power of domiciliary visits on the Revo lutionary Committees
544
Decree establishing the Committee of General Defence
545
Law for disarming the emigrants priests and svispccted persons
546
Vehement agitation which succeeded on Dutuouricrs flight ib 38 Appointment of the Committee of Public Salvation
547
The Girondists are denounced by Robespierre
548
Robespierres speech against the Girondists
549
Vergniauds reply
552
Marat is sent to the Revolutionary Tribunal
554
Vehement agitation to counteract this step
555
Marat is acquitted
556
Numerous condemnations by tho Revolutionary Tribunal
557
Increasing difficulties of finding subsistence for the people and new de mands for a maximum
558
Enormous issue of fresh assignats
559
Proposal of Guadet for a separation of the Convention repelled and Com mission of Twelve appointed
560
General insurrection against the Girondists and Convention
562
The Commission of Twelve propose an armed guard for the Convention ib 51 Answer of Marat and the Jacobins
563
Menacing deputations which threaten the Convention
564
Desperate contest in the Convention and liberation of Hebert 665
566
Renewal of the insurrection on 31st May 668
569
The mob surrounds and assails the Convention
571
The Jacobins organise a general insurrection
572
Last dinner of the Girondists together 61 Attack on the Convention
573
Vehement debate in the Assembly
574
They move out of the hall but are driven back by the armed multitude 675
579
Grounds of charge against the Girondists
580
Their last repast
582
Their heroic death
583
Execution of Dufoce and Rabaut StEtienne 684
585
Her conduct at her trial
586
Her heroic death
587
Death of M Roland
588
Charlotte Corday Her character 689
590
Her trial and condemnation
591
Her execution 693
593
Funeral honours and apotheosis of Marat
595
Reflections on the overthrow of the Girondists
596
Causes of their failure 697
598
Atrocious character of the faction which overturned the Girondists ib 85 Instant weakness of the Girondists when they Btrove to coerce the Revolutio...
600
The early leaders of revolution can seldom restrain its last excesses
601
Effect of the heroic death of the Girondists
602
CHAPTER XII
604
its peculiar character 5 The Marais 6 Obstacles which it opposes to an invading army 7 Manners of the inhabitants and the landlords 8 Character of th...
607
COS 60S
610
tion thereby excited
613
The levy of 300000 men occasions an insurrection
614
Fifty thousand men are soon in arms ib Id Their leaders are appointed
615
Henri de Larochejaquelein
616
First conflicts and great activity in the country ib 19 The peasantsmode of fighting
617
General confusion of ranks in the Vendean forces ib 21 Formidable nature of this warfare
618
Their preparations for an expedition
619
Their first onset and enthusiastic valour ib 24 But they cannot be kept to their standards after any success
620
Their total want of baggage and equipments
621
Their mode of giving orders and fighting
622
Their humanity till it was extinguished by the Republican
623
Frightful early atrocities in Lower Poitou
624
Character of Boncbamp
625
Of Cathelineau
626
Of Henri de Larochejaquelein
627
Of M de Lescure t6 33 Of dElbee
628
Stofflet
629
And Charette ib 36 The forces which they severally commanded
630
Savage orders of the Convention against giving any quarter
631
The RoyaJists except in one instance never retaliated
632
The Republicans are defeated at Thouars ib 40 Storming of Chataigneraie and defeat at Fontenay
633
Bishop of Agra Great effect of an unexpected incident
634
Victory over the Republicans at Fontenay
635
Humanity of the Vendeans to the prisoners
636
Repeated successes of the Royalists ib 45 Their great assault on Saumur
637
Victory of tho Royalists
638
Cathelineau created commanderinchief
639
Plan of the Vendean chiefs at this period
640
The Royalists defeated in their attempt on Nantes ib 50 Death of Cathelineau
641
Invasion of the Bocage by Westermann and its defeat ib 52 M dElbee is appointed generalissimo who defeats Birons invasion
642
Defeat of the Royalists at Lucon
643
General invasion of the Bocage on all sides which is defeated ib 55 Arrival of the garrison of Mayence
644
Able design of Bonchamp which is not adopted ib 57 Defeat of the Republicans at Torfou
645
And of Beysser at Montaigu C46 59 Defeat of General Rossignol at Coron and general defeat of the Repub lican invasion
647
Vigorous exertions of the government at Taris
648
Continued humanity of the Vendean chiefs
649
scure mortally wounded
650
The Royalists resolve to cross the Loire Battle of Chollet
651
Battle of Chollet and defeat of the Royalists DElbee and Bonchamp mortally wounded
653
Atrocious cruelty of the Republicans
654
Dreadful passage of the Loire
655
Their great difficulties in Brittany which they enter
656
Henri de Larochejaquelein is made commanderinchief ib 71 Battle of ChateauGontier
657
Great results of this victory
658
Desperate state of the Republicans after their defeat
659
Death of M de Lescure
660
The Royalists repulsed at Granville
661
Their retreat towards the Loire
662
They defeat the Republicans at Pontorson and at Dol
663
Their desperate situation and ultimate victory
664
Their glorious victory and humanity at Antrain
665
Their great difficulties notwithstanding these victories
666
They are repulsed at Angers
667
They in vain attempt to cross the Loire
668
The are defeated with great loss at Mans
669
Dreadful rout which ensued
670
Their hopeless state Heroic conduct of Henri de Larochejaquelein ib 86 Final rout at Savenay
671
Total ruin of the Vendeans
672
Tardy movements of the British to support the insurgents
673
Ruinous consequences of this delay
674
Death of Henri do Larochejaquelein
675
And the Prince de Talmout Unheardof cruelties of the Republicans
676
Thurreau and the infernal columns
677
Executions at Nantes Legion of Marat
678
Carriers republican baptisms and marriages
680
Dreadful scenes in the prisons
682
Scenes of horror on recovering the bodies from the Loire
683
Courage of the peasants in their last moments
684
And Madame de Bonchamp
685
Cruelty of the small shopkeepers in the towns
686
Heroic benevolence of the country peasants
687
Reflections on the extraordinary successes of the Vendeans
688
And the cause of their disasters
689
Vendean war finally commits the Revolution against religion
690
Appendix
691

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Page 693 - Hue, que leur véritable attachement pour moi avait portés à s'enfermer avec moi dans ce triste séjour, et qui ont pensé en être les malheureuses victimes. Je lui recommande aussi Cléry, des soins duquel j'ai en tout lieu de me louer depuis qu'il est avec moi.
Page 378 - Fly from the French Constitution.' " Fox at this point eagerly called to him that there was no loss of friends. "Yes, yes," cried Burke, " there is a loss of friends. I know the price of my conduct. I have done my duty at the price of my friend. Our friendship is at an end.
Page 691 - Paris , par ceux qui étaient mes sujets, et privé de toutes communications quelconques , même depuis le 10 du courant avec ma famille; de plus, impliqué dans un procès dont il est impossible de prévoir l'issue, à cause des passions des hommes, et dont on ne trouve aucun prétexte ni moyen dans aucune loi existante , n'ayant que Dieu pour témoin de mes pensées, et auquel je puisse m'adresser, je déclare, ici, en sa présence, mes dernières volontés et mes sentiments.
Page 463 - Queen, or royal family, and if provision is not immediately made for their safety, preservation, and liberty, they will inflict a signal, rare, and memorable vengeance, by delivering up the city of Paris to military execution and total overthrow, and the rebels guilty of such attempts to the punishment they have merited.
Page 415 - Comte d'Artois, jointly declare that they regard the present situation of his majesty the King of France, as a matter of common interest to all the sovereigns of Europe. They trust that this interest will not fail to be recognized by the powers, whose aid is solicited, and that in consequence they will not refuse to employ, in conjunction with their said majesties, the most efficient means in...
Page 371 - He could not account for it, unless it was that Canada having been formerly a French colony, there might be an opportunity of reviving those titles of honour, the extinction of which some gentlemen so much deplored, and to revive in the West that spirit of chivalry which had fallen into disgrace in a neighbouring country.
Page 376 - ... torn asunder, and every man seemed to thirst for the blood of his neighbour. - Black spirits and white, blue spirits and grey, Mingle, mingle, mingle.

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