History of the Girondists, Volume I

Personal Memoirs of the Patriots of the French Revolution

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Published: 1856
Language: English
Wordcount: 201,081 / 594 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 50.9
LoC Category: D
Downloads: 538
Added to site: 2006.04.02
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Genre: History

Translated by H.T. Ryde.

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hurried to the verge of an unavoidable precipice by the very chariot he himself had set in motion, it was in vain that he clung to the tribune. The last memorial he addressed to the king, which the Iron Chest has surrendered to us, together with the secret of his venality, testify the failure and dejection of his mind. His counsels are versatile, incoherent, and almost childish:--now he will arrest the Revolution with a grain of sand--now he places the salvation of the Monarchy in a proclamation of the crown and a regal ceremony which shall revive the popularity of the king,--.and now he is desirous of buying the acclamations of the tribune, and believes the nation, like him, to be purchasable at a price. The pettiness of his means of safety are in contrast with the vast increase of perils; there is a vagueness in every idea; we see that he is impelled by the very passions he has excited, and that unable any longer to guide or control them, he betrays, whilst he is yet unable to crush, them. The prime agitat

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