History of Our Own Times, Svazek 1

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Henry Colburn, 1843
 

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Strana 347 - It is now sixteen or seventeen years since I saw the queen of France, then the dauphiness, at Versailles ; and surely never lighted on this orb, which she hardly seemed to touch, a more delightful vision.
Strana 347 - ... little did I dream that I should have lived to see such disasters fallen upon her in a nation of gallant men; in a nation of men of honour and of cavaliers. I thought ten thousand swords must have leaped from their scabbards to avenge even a look that threatened her with insult. But the age of chivalry is gone.
Strana 347 - Little did I dream, when she added titles of veneration to those of enthusiastic, distant, respectful love, that she should ever be obliged to carry the sharp antidote against disgrace concealed in that bosom ; little did I dream that I should have lived to see such disasters fallen upon her in a nation...
Strana 358 - of the mother-duchess, the patroness of the bands of female Jacobins, whenever her ears were not loudly greeted with the welcome sounds of death. The upper gallery, reserved for the people, was during the whole trial constantly full of strangers of every description drinking wine as in a tavern. Bets were made as to the issue of the trial in all the neighbouring coffee-houses. Ennui, impatience, disgust sat on almost every countenance. The figures passing and repassing, rendered more ghastly by...
Strana 119 - The latter exulted in the boundless prospect of national felicity which seemed to be opening under the auspices of her father. ' You are wrong to rejoice,' said Madame de Montmorin ; ' this event forebodes much misery to France and to ourselves.
Strana 358 - Death; others calculating if they should have time to go to dinner before they gave their verdict; women pricking cards with pins in order to count the votes; some of the deputies fallen asleep, and only waking up to give their sentence, — all this had the appearance rather of a hideous dream than of a reality.
Strana 283 - exclaimed he ; ' how could they allow these scoundrels to enter ? They ought to have blown four or five hundred of them into the air with cannon ; the rest would then have taken to their lleiils.'" 1)1. BOUHXIENNE, tip 49.]
Strana 201 - I, king of the French, swear to employ all the power delegated to me by the constitutional act of the state, in maintaining the constitution decreed by the national assembly and accepted by me.
Strana 69 - To suppose that any nation could be unalterably the enemy of another, was weak and childish. It had neither its foundation in the experience of nations, nor in the history of man. It was a libel on the constitution of political societies, and supposed the existence of diabolical malice in the original frame of man.
Strana 7 - ... to protect the crops. Numerous edicts existed which prohibited hoeing and weeding, lest the young partridges should be disturbed ; mowing hay, lest the eggs should be destroyed ; taking away the stubble, lest the birds should be deprived of shelter ; manuring with night-soil, lest their flavour should be injured.

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