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Beacon Lights of History, Volume 09

European Statesmen

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Author: John Lord
Published: 1902
Language: English
Wordcount: 76,421 / 235 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 55.1
LoC Category: D
Downloads: 1,290
Added to site: 2005.11.28
mnybks.net#: 11901
Genre: History
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sal distress and hopeless financial embarrassment, without the aid and advice of this body, which had not been summoned for one hundred and fifty years.

It became, of course, an object of ambition to Count Mirabeau to have a seat in this illustrious assembly. To secure this, he renounced his rank, became a plebeian, solicited the votes of the people, and was elected a deputy both from Marseilles and Aix. He chose Aix, and his great career began with the meeting of the States-General at Versailles, the 5th of May, 1789. It was composed of three hundred nobles, three hundred priests, and six hundred deputies of the third estate,--twelve hundred in all. It is generally conceded that these representatives of the three orders were on the whole a very respectable body of men, patriotic and incorruptible, but utterly deficient in political experience and in powers of debate. The deputies were largely composed of country lawyers, honest, but as conceited as they were inexperienced. The vanity of Frenchmen is so in

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