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Abbé Abbé Maury alarm amidst appeared aristocratic arms army authority Bastile body brought Calonne capital cause character church classes clergy commenced consequences constitution contest court crown danger deputies despotism Duke of Orleans edict effect electors England English established estates evils excited fatal favour feudal finances force France freedom French French Revolution Gardes Françaises head human influence interest justice king kingdom labour laws leaders lettres de cachet liberty Louis XVI Madame Madame du Barri Marie Antoinette measures ment military mind minister Mirabeau monarchy multitude Necker never nobility nobles noblesse occasion officers opinion orders Paris parliament parliament of Paris party passions period persons political popular princes principles privileges provinces queen ranks reign religion rendered resistance Revolution royal sion society soon sovereign spirit States-General talents taxes Third Estate throne Tiers Etat tion troops Turgot Versailles violence Voltaire voting whole
Page 126 - Never, never more, shall we behold that generous loyalty to rank and sex, that proud submission, that dignified obedience, that subordination of the heart, which kept alive, even in servitude itself, the spirit of an exalted freedom.
Page 126 - 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...
Page 126 - ... loyalty to rank and sex, that proud submission, that dignified obedience, that subordination of the heart, which kept alive, even in servitude itself, the spirit of an exalted freedom. The unbought grace of life, the cheap defence of nations, the nurse of manly sentiment and heroic enterprise is gone ! It is gone, that sensibility of principle, that chastity of honour, which felt a stain like a wound, which inspired courage whilst it mitigated ferocity, which ennobled whatever it touched, and...
Page 126 - ... 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.
Page 148 - Lausanne, the wit, the beauty, and erudition of Mademoiselle Curchod were the theme of universal applause. The report of such a prodigy awakened my curiosity ; I saw and loved. I found her learned without pedantry, lively in conversation, pure in sentiment, and elegant in manners...
Page 319 - ... destroyed every hold of authority by opinion, religious or civil, on the minds of the people. By this mad declaration they...
Page 40 - Parliament, do pray that it may be declared and enacted that all and singular the rights and liberties asserted and claimed in the said declaration are the true, ancient and indubitable rights and liberties of the people of this Kingdom...
Page 291 - I swear to be faithful to the nation, to the law, and to the king, and to maintain, to the utmost of my power, the constitution decreed by the National Assembly and accepted by the king.