History of the Girondists; or, Personal memoirs of the patriots of the French revolution, tr. by H.T. Ryde, Volumen3

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Página 334 - The theory of a revolutionary government," said he, " is as new as the Revolution which engendered it ; the aim of a constitutional government is to preserve the Republic, that of a revolutionary government is to found it. " Revolution is the war of liberty against its enemies. The constitution is the rule of victorious and peaceable liberty. " The revolutionary government owes to good citizens every national protection. It owes death to the enemies of the people. " It ought to steer between two...
Página xiv - At this moment a violent and imperative knocking was heard at the door of an upper tribune, which was not entirely filled. On the door being opened, a number of men rushed in, well provided with arms, and who appeared to have just come from a combat. Several of them forced their way to the front seats, and pointed their muskets at the deputies below. Some of these weapons were also turned in the direction of the royal party. Immediately the persons near the Duchess of Orleans...
Página 448 - ... those lovers of annihilation ; above all, the crushing ascendency of a man who planted his popularity in the fundamental instinct of the human species, and which gained to itself the conscience of the nation, like a high priest, perhaps to seize on the nation itself the next day, like...
Página 247 - ... pollute the soil of liberty. May the perfidious English be attacked in all directions : may the whole republic form but one volcano to overwhelm them with its devouring lava! May the infamous isle, which produced these monsters, whom humanity disowns, be...
Página 179 - It was near at hand, for it was already midnight. The deputy Bailleul, their colleague at the Assembly, proscribed like them, but who had escaped the proscription, and was concealed in Paris, had promised to send them from without, on the day of their trial, a last repast, triumphant or funereal, according to the sentence ; to rejoice at their freedom, or commemorate their death. Bailleul, though invisible, kept his promise through the agency of a friend. The funereal supper was set out in the large...
Página xiii - Frenchmen, give to the world the example Paris has given to France. Prepare yourselves, by order and confidence in yourselves, for the institutions which are about to be given to you. " The Provisional Government desires a Republic, pending the ratification of the French people, who are to be immediately consulted. Neither the people of Paris nor the Provisional Government desire to substitute their opinion for the opinions of the citizens at large, upon the definite form of government which the...
Página 431 - The idea of the Supreme Being and of the immortality of the soul is a continual appeal to justice ; this idea is then social and republican.
Página 266 - ... reproached with being the wife of Roland, and the friend of his accomplices. With a proud look of triumph Madame Roland admitted her guilt in both instances, spoke with tenderness of her...
Página 303 - Beneath the choir were buried the princes and princesses of the first race, and some of the third. Hugues Capet, Philip the Bold, Philip the Handsome. They rent away their rags of silk, and threw them on a bed of auick lime.

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