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My First Years as a Frenchwoman, 1876-1879

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Published: 1914
Language: English
Wordcount: 62,696 / 184 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 57.8
LoC Category: CT
Downloads: 1,220
Added to site: 2005.12.29
mnybks.net#: 12413
Genre: Biography
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specimens of young manhood), it seems incredible that they are not still ruling and reigning at the Tuileries. I wonder if things would have been very different if Louis Philippe and his family had not walked out of the Tuileries that day!

I often asked W. in what way France had gained by being a republic. I personally was quite impartial, being born an American and never having lived in France until after the Franco-Prussian War. I had no particular ties nor traditions, had no grandfather killed on the scaffold, nor frozen to death in the retreat of "La Grande Armee" from Moscow. They always told me a republic was in the air--young talents and energy must come to the front--the people must have a voice in the government. I think the average Frenchman is intelligent, but I don't think the vote of the man in the street can have as much value as that of a man who has had not only a good education but who has been accustomed always to hear certain principles of law and order held up as rules for the guidance

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