Critical Miscellanies, Vol. I

Essay 1: Robespierre

Author: John Morley (Viscount Morley)
Published: 1904
Language: English
Wordcount: 35,763 / 110 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 45.9
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 664
Added to site: 2007.03.04
mnybks.net#: 16197
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Criticism
Advertisement
Excerpt

his sister, for women are more positive creatures than men: 'a criminal, no doubt; but to put a man to death!' Many a man thus begins the great voyage with queasy sensibilities, and ends it a cannibal.

Among Robespierre's associates in the festive mummeries of the Rosati was a young officer of Engineers, who was destined to be his colleague in the dread Committee of Public Safety, and to leave an important name in French history. In the garrison of Arras, Carnot was quartered,--that iron head, whose genius for the administrative organisation of war achieved even greater things for the new republic than the genius of Louvois had achieved for the old monarchy. Carnot surpassed not only Louvois, but perhaps all other names save one in modern military history, by uniting to the most powerful gifts for organisation, both the strategic talent that planned the momentous campaign of 1794, and the splendid personal energy and skill that prolonged the defence of Antwerp against the allied army in 1814 Partisans

Cover image for

Download


show mobile phone QR code

Donate a small amount via Paypal below or read about some other ways that you can support ManyBooks.