History of the Girondists: or, Personal Memoirs of the Patriots of the French Revolution

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Page 489 - Nous entrerons dans la carrière Quand nos aînés n'y seront plus ; Nous y trouverons leur poussière Et la trace de leurs vertus ! Bien moins jaloux de leur survivre Que de partager leur cercueil, Nous aurons le sublime orgueil De les venger ou de les suivre...
Page 489 - 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 488 - Allons, enfants de la Patrie, Le jour de gloire est arrivé, Contre nous, de la tyrannie, L'étendard sanglant est levé, bis.
Page 489 - 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 491 - One day, when there was only some coarse bread and slices of ham on the table, Dietrick, looking with calm sadness at De Lisle, said to him, "Plenty is not seen at our feasts ; but what matter if enthusiasm is not wanting at our civic fetes, and courage in our soldiers
Page 244 - will not be the mayor of Paris in order that he may the sooner become the maire du Palais. Petion is a Jacobin, a republican ; but he is a fool, incapable of ever becoming the leader of a party : he would be a nullity as maire, and, besides, the very interest he knows we should take in his nomination might bind him to the king.
Page 269 - ... attics with one of the female domestics of the Chateau, she was a close observer of this royal luxury, which she believed was paid for by the misery of the people, and that grandeur of things founded on the servility of courtiers. The lavishly spread tables, the walks, the play, presentations — all passed before her eyes in the pomp and vanity of the world. These ceremonious details of power were repugnant to her mind, which fed on philosophy, truth, liberty, and the virtue of the olden time....
Page 395 - I seek to unite them, and it is for you to aid me. If I am an obstacle to your designs, and if you persist in them, tell me instantly, and I will retire, and mourn in obscurity the fate of my country and your own.
Page 488 - Français ! pour vous , ah ! quel outrage ! Quels transports il doit exciter ! C'est vous qu'on ose méditer De rendre à l'antique esclavage !... Aux armes , citoyens , etc.
Page 483 - Frenchwoman by all the feelings of my heart as a wife and mother. I shall never again see my own country. I can only be happy or unhappy in France. I was happy when you loved me.

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