The French Revolution of 1830: The Events which Produced It, and the Scenes by which it was Accompanied

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H. Colburn and R. Bentley, 1830 - 443 páginas
 

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Página 83 - Français, pour nous, ah ! quel outrage! Quels transports il doit exciter! C'est nous qu'on ose méditer De rendre à l'antique esclavage ! Aux armes, etc.
Página 29 - Judicial forms do not easily lend themselves to an effectual repression. This truth has long since struck reflecting minds ; it has lately become still more evident. To satisfy the wants which caused its institution, the repression ought to be prompt and strong; it has been slow, weak, and almost null. When it interferes, the mischief is already done, and the punishment, far from repairing it, only adds the scandal of the discussion.
Página 28 - Let us not fear to disclose here the whole extent of our evils, in order the better to appreciate the whole extent of our resources. A system of defamation, organized on a great scale, and directed with unequalled perseverance, reaches, either near at hand or at a distance, the most humble of the agents of the government. None of your subjects, Sire, is secure from an insult, if he receives from his sovereign the least mark of confidence or satisfaction.
Página 145 - What stronger breast-plate than a heart untainted ? Thrice is he armed, that hath his quarrel just ; And he but naked, though locked up in steel, Whose conscience with injustice is corrupted.
Página 23 - ... the seeds of trouble and civil war; and already, Sire, recent events have proved, that political passions, hitherto confined to the summits of society, begin to penetrate the depths of it, and to stir up the popular classes. It is proved, also, that these masses would never move without danger, even to those who endeavour to rouse them from repose. "A multitude of facts, collected in the course of the electoral operations, confirm these data, and would offer us the too certain presage of new...
Página 84 - L'étendard sanglant est levé ! Entendez-vous, dans les campagnes, Mugir ces féroces soldats ? Ils viennent jusque dans nos bras Égorger vos fils, vos compagnes. Aux armes, citoyens ! formez vos bataillons ! Marchons ! Qu'un sang impur abreuve nos sillons...
Página 23 - The successive causes which have concurred to weaken the springs of the monarchical government tend now to impair and to change the nature of it. Stripped of its moral force, authority, lost in the capital and the provinces, no longer contends, but at a disadvantage, with the factious. Pernicious and subversive doctrines, loudly professed, are spread and propagated among all classes of the population. Alarms, too generally credited, agitate people's minds, and trouble society. On all sides the present...
Página 23 - ... dangers of the periodical press. "At no time for these fifteen years has this situation presented itself under a more serious and more afflicting aspect. Notwithstanding an actual prosperity of which our annals afford no example, signs of disorganization, and symptoms of anarchy manifest themselves at almost every point of the kingdom. • "The successive causes which have concurred to weaken the springs of the monarchical government tend now to impair and to change the nature of it. Stripped...
Página 84 - Tremblez, tyrans, et vous, perfides. L'opprobre de tous les partis ; Tremblez ! vos projets parricides, Vont enfin recevoir leur prix ! Tout est soldat pour vous combattre ; S'ils tombent, nos jeunes héros.
Página 436 - France is the prerogative of the King. Their number is unlimited. He can vary their dignities, and name them Peers for life, or make them hereditary, at his pleasure.

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