Two Eras of France: Or, True Stories from History

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Alden, Beardsley, 1854 - France - 368 pages

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Page 220 - 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 219 - 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... Quoi! des cohortes étrangères Feraient la loi dans nos foyers!
Page 219 - 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 109 - ... and set out to find her way to the house of the President Tambonneau, in the cloister of Notre Dame, who had been advertised of her situation by her mother, and solicited to afford her protection. She effected her entry into the house without being observed ; and, being placed in M. de Tambonneau's study, she remained there unmolested during the rest of that day and the greater part of the next. On the evening of Thursday, however, information reached the family that the mob were about to visit...
Page 357 - did you have my letter ] I can not believe it, as they refuse me admittance to you. I hope that to-morrow you will grant me the interview I request. I repeat that I am just arrived from Caen, and have secrets to disclose to you most important for the safety of the republic. Besides, I an?
Page 195 - You are a mother, madame," said the queen ; " you are a wife ; the fate of a wife and mother is in your hands — think what I must suffer for these children, for my husband. At one word from you I shall owe them to you ; the queen of France will owe you more than her kingdom, more than life.
Page 331 - Revolution announced herself by the convocation of the States-General. I soon saw whither things were tending, and I began to entertain the hope of at length beholding humanity avenged, of aiding in bursting her fetters, and of mounting to my right place.
Page 288 - His bed had not been stirred for six months, and he had not strength to make it himself; it was alive with bugs, and vermin still more disgusting. His linen and his person were covered with them.
Page 330 - I should have chosen to be a schoolmaster ; at fifteen, a professor ; at eighteen. an author ; at twenty, a creative genius ; as I now am ambitious of the glory of immolating myself for my country.
Page 365 - Where did you procure the weapon ? What persons have you seen in Paris ? What have you done since Thursday, the day of your arrival ? " To these questions she replied with the utmost sincerity, detailing every particular as to her arrival at Paris, and what she had done since. " Did you not attempt to escape after the murder ?" "I should have gone out at the door if I had not been prevented.

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