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History of the Girondists; Or, Personal Memoirs of the Patriots of ..., Volume 1
Alphonse De Lamartine
No preview available - 2015
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Page 491 - Bien moins jaloux de leur survivre Que de partager leur cercueil, Nous aurons le sublime orgueil De les venger ou de les suivre!
Page 491 - Amour sacré de la patrie, Conduis, soutiens nos bras vengeurs ! Liberté ! Liberté chérie, Combats avec tes défenseurs ! Sous nos drapeaux, que la victoire Accoure à tes mâles accents ! Que tes ennemis expirants Voient ton triomphe et notre gloire ! Aux armes, etc.
Page 491 - Tremblez, tyrans, et vous, perfides, L'opprobre de tous les partis ; Tremblez ! vos projets parricides, Vont enfin recevoir leur prix ! Tout est soldat pour vous combattre ; S'ils tombent, nos jeunes héros, La France en produit de nouveaux Contre vous tout prêts à se battre ! Aux armes, citoyens ! etc.
Page 29 - QUEEN. 29 in full sunlight — the extreme loveliness which the ideal conveys, and which by giving it life increases its attraction. With all these charms, a soul yearning to attach itself, a heart easily moved, but yet earnest in desire to fix itself ; a pensive and intelligent smile, with nothing of vacuity in it, nothing of preference or mere acquaintanceship in it, because it felt itself worthy of friendships. Such was Marie- Antoinette as a woman.
Page 15 - He was especially of his time, and his course bears no impress of infinity. Neither his character, his acts, nor his thoughts have the brand of HIS DEATH.
Page 19 - Human thought, like God, makes the world in its own image. Thought was revived by a philosophical age. It had to transform the social world. The French Revolution was therefore in its essence a sublime and impassioned spirituality. It had a divine and universal ideal. This is the reason why its passion spread beyond the frontiers of France. Those who limit, mutilate it. It was the accession of three moral sovereignties: — The sovereignty of right over force; The sovereignty of intelligence over...
Page 467 - Brisfsot, and Camille Desmoulins. Romme, a mystical republican, infused into her mind the German spirit of illuminatism. Youth, love, revenge, and the contact with this furnace of a revolution, had turned her head, and she lived in the intoxication of passions, ideas, and pleasures. Connected at first with the great innovators of '89, she had passed from their arms into those of rich voluptuaries, who purchased her charms dearly. Courtezan of opulence, she became the voluntary prostitute of the people...
Page 490 - Français, pour nous, ah ! quel outrage ! Quels transports il doit exciter ! C'est nous qu'on ose méditer De rendre à l'antique esclavage ! Aux armes, citoyens ! etc. Quoi ! ces cohortes étrangères Feraient la loi dans nos foyers...
Page 195 - France to strengthen with the most perfect liberty the bases of a monarchical government, equally conformable to the rights of sovereigns and the welfare of the French nation.
Page 36 - ... she undertakes to recount. Maximilien Robespierre was born at Arras, of a poor family, honest and respectable ; his father, who died in Germany, was of English origin. This may explain the shade of Puritanism in his character. The bishop of Arras had defrayed the cost of his education. Young Maximilien had distinguished himself on leaving college by a studious life, and austere manners. Literature and the bar shared his time. The philosophy of Jean Jacques Rousseau had made a profound impression...