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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine

Volume 56, Number 347, September, 1844

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1844
Language: English
Wordcount: 95,351 / 280 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 61
LoC Category: AP
Downloads: 541
Added to site: 2008.04.28
mnybks.net#: 20700
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Periodical
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Bourbons. He commences in the generalizing mood.

"The fall of Napoleon lay in the laws of the development of the middle classes. Can a nation be at the same time essentially commercial and essentially warlike? Napoleon must have renounced his great part of military chieftain, or he must have broken with the spirit of citizenship and commerce. It was madness to think of reigning by the sword, and continuing the Constituent Assembly. France could not have, at the same time, the destinies of Rome and Carthage. Napoleon succumbed, and must have succumbed, to the Carthaginian party of the people of France. But if the necessary development of the middle classes called for the overthrow of the empire, it demanded also the return of the Bourbons. To prove this, we have only to present, in its instructive simplicity of detail, that narrative of the restoration which so many historians have distorted."--(Int., p. 18.)

Well, he proceeds with this simple and instructive detail; and his first objec

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