The Female Revolutionary Plutarch: Containing Biographical, Historical, and Revolutionary Sketches, Characters, and Anecdotes

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Strana 149 - A rich banker of Paris, a citizen of Geneva, had the good fortune and good sense to discover and possess this inestimable treasure ; and in the capital of taste and luxury she resisted the temptations of wealth, as she had sustained the hardships of indigence. The genius of her husband has exalted him to the most conspicuous station in Europe. In every change of prosperity and disgrace he has reclined on the bosom of a faithful friend ; and Mademoiselle Curchod is now the wife of M. Necker, the minister,...
Strana 149 - In the solitude of a sequestered village he bestowed a liberal, and even learned, education on his only daughter. She surpassed his hopes by her proficiency in the sciences and languages ; and, in her short visits to some relations at Lausanne, the wit, the beauty, and erudition of Mademoiselle Curchod were the theme of universal applause. The report of such a prodigy awakened my curiosity ; I saw and loved. I found her learned without pedantry, lively in conversation, pure in sentiment, and elegant...
Strana 251 - The present moment, which is destined for the punishment of the Beys, has been long anxiously expected. The Beys, coming from the mountains of Georgia and Bajars, . have desolated this beautiful country, long insulted and treated with contempt the Frtnch Nation, and oppressed her merchants in various ways.
Strana 262 - What pleasure, what joy, we experienced in our first interview with this emperor, whose fame has sounded to the extremities of the world, and whom God has chosen to restore his true religion, in France, to its former publicity and splendour!
Strana 148 - Curchod were embellished by the virtues and talents of the mind. Her fortune was humble, but her family was respectable. Her mother, a native of France, had preferred her religion to her country The profession of her father did not extinguish the moderation and philosophy of his temper, and he lived content, with a small salary and laborious duty, in the obscure lot of minister of Grassy, in the mountains that separate the Pays de Vaud from the county of Burgundy. In the solitude of a sequestered...
Strana 254 - The French have, at all times, been the true and sincere friends of the Ottoman emperors, and the enemies of their enemies. May the empire of the Sultan therefore be eternal; but may the Beys of Egypt, our opposers, whose insatiable avarice has continually excited disobedience and insubordination, be trodden in the dust, and annihilated. Our friendship shall be extended to those of the inhabitants of Egypt who shall join us, as also to those who shall remain in their dwellings, and...
Strana 253 - If so, let them produce it. But the Supreme Being, who is just and merciful towards all mankind, wills that, in future, none of the inhabitants of Egypt shall be prevented from attaining to the first employments and the highest honours.
Strana 440 - ... a nation, and she rushed in silence from the presence of these inhuman men, to hide the bursting agony of her sorrows. One faint ray of hope yet arose to cheer the gloom of Madame Lavergne's despondency. Dumas was one of the judges of the tribunal, and him she had known previous to the revolution. Her repugnance to seek this man in his new career, was subdued by a knowledge of his power, and her hopes of his influence. She threw herself at his feet, bathed them with...
Strana 252 - Answer those deceivers, that they are only come to rescue the rights of the poor from the hands of their tyrants ; and that the French adore the Supreme Being, and honour the Prophet and his holy Koran. All men are equal in the eyes of God ; understanding, ingenuity, and science, alone make a difference between them : as the Beys, therefore, do not possess any of these qualities, they cannot be worthy to govern the country.
Strana 268 - ... diminished ; and those which prevailed with respect to the religious education of youth ; to the affording spiritual comfort to .the sick, to the soldiery, or the inhabitants of the country, entirely done away. These benefits, which we have derived from our discussion with this great prince, guarantee, as we have already observed, the effect of the other demands which we have made from him, and which we have every reason to expect from his religion. " We cannot however pass over in silence those...

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