Letters on the Events which Have Passed in France Since the Restoration in 1815 (Google eBook)

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Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy, 1820 - France - 228 pages
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Page 1 - I once felt for the cause of liberty still warms my bosom. Were it otherwise I might perhaps make a tolerable defence, at least for a woman, by reverting to the past, and recapitulating a small part only of all I have seen, and all I have suffered. But where the feelings and affections of the mind have been powerfully called forth by the attraction of some great object, we are not easily cured of long cherished predilection. Those who believed as firmly as myself in the first promises of the revolution,...
Page 81 - And you, brave COBHAM ! to the latest breath, Shall feel your ruling passion strong in death : Such in those moments as in all the past ; " Oh, save my country, Heaven !
Page 67 - ... to spare the chamber one single page, although the discussion is perhaps nearly closed ; and they are not of the class of speakers who find new arguments when the old are exhausted. The assembly sometimes, unable to endure any more, call to their honourable colleague to pass over a few leaves of the manuscript ; but the next morning that very member is called un orateur, in all the journals ; and his constituents are not apprized, that the assembly considered him as taking a cruel advantage in...
Page 1 - DISAVOW your ill-founded conjectures respecting my prolonged silence : the interest I once took in the French Revolution is not chilled, and the enthusiasm I once felt for the cause of liberty still warms my bosom.
Page 204 - ... are gone ; and I have heard the observation from many whose long residence in France, and intimate acquaintance with the people of both communions, have enabled them to form an accurate opinion on the subject, that if there be any vital godliness in this country, it is not amongst the Protestants, but the Catholics. A gentleman, who knew them all intimately, assured me he did not believe there was one decidedly pious family in the Oratoire at Paris.
Page 65 - ... inserted ; they must go to the tribune in the succession in which their names are marked. Not one word are they permitted to articulate in their place ; if they think proper to speak, they must leave their seat, march to the tribune, ascend the steps, and when they have reached their pulpit, the glow of feeling has, perhaps, been chilled on the way; the sentiment is evaporated ; the ideas are dispersed ; the energies of mind have sunk under the ceremonial; and he who eagerly claimed a right to...
Page 66 - ... nose; and with a pre-determination not to spare the chamber one single page, although the discussion is perhaps nearly closed ; and they are not of the class of speakers who find new arguments when the old are exhausted. The assembly sometimes, unable to endure any more, call to their honourable colleague to pass over a few leaves of the manuscript; but the next morning that very member is called un orateur, in all the journals ; and...

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