A journal during a residence in France ... 1792

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Stirling & Slade, 1820

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Strana 414 - It is gone, that sensibility of principle, that chastity of honour, which felt a stain like a wound, which inspired courage whilst it mitigated ferocity, which ennobled whatever it touched, and under which vice itself lost half its evil by losing all its grossne.ss.
Strana 414 - Never, never more shall we behold that generous loyalty to rank and sex, that proud submission, that dignified obedience, that subordination of the heart, which kept alive, even in servitude itself, the spirit of an exalted freedom.
Strana 211 - That King James II., having endeavoured to subvert the constitution of the kingdom, by breaking the original contract between king and people ; and by the advice of Jesuits and other wicked persons, having violated the fundamental laws and having withdrawn himself out of the kingdom, has abdicated the government, and that the throne is thereby vacant.
Strana 366 - He hath stripped me of my glory, and taken the crown from my head. He hath destroyed me on every side, and I am gone: and mine hope hath he removed like a tree.
Strana 430 - O'er a' the ills o' life victorious! But pleasures are like poppies spread, You seize the flow'r, its bloom is shed; Or like the snow falls in the river, A moment white — then melts for ever; Or like the borealis race That flit ere you can point their place; Or like the rainbow's lovely form Evanishing amid the storm. Nae man can tether time or tide; The hour approaches Tam maun ride; That hour, o...
Strana 173 - ... aux coups des prisonniers à qui on promettait des armes et la liberté pour nous assassiner. « On dit qu'il a été sanguinaire parce qu'il a demandé plus d'une fois le sang des aristocrates, le sang des membres corrompus de l'Assemblée constituante. Mais il. est connu que le plan des aristocrates a toujours été et est encore de faire un carnage de tous les sans-culottes. Or, comme le nombre de ceux-ci est à celui des aristocrates comme...
Strana 196 - Excudent alii spirantia mollius aera, Credo equidem, vivos ducent de marmore vultus, Orabunt causas melius, caelique meatus Describent radio et surgentia sidera dicent; Tu regere imperio populos, Romane, memento : Hae tibi erunt artes, pacisque imponere morem, Parcere subiectis, et debellare superbos.
Strana 155 - ... herd, who turn that indignation which is due to the wretches who disgrace the cause of freedom, against freedom itself. It is at such times that their avowed attachment is of most importance, because it is then only that, in a free country, the interested votaries of power dare to preach their slavish doctrines. " There were no need to inculcate the value of liberty when the tyranny of Louis XIV. was dragooning his subjects out of their country, or shutting them up in dungeons, or chaining them...
Strana 240 - Frères et amis, un affreux complot tramé par la Cour, pour égorger tous les patriotes de l'empire français, complot dans lequel un grand nombre de membres de l'Assemblée nationale sont compromis, ayant réduit, le 9 du mois dernier, la Commune de Paris à la cruelle nécessité de se servir de la puissance du peuple pour sauver la nation, elle n'a rien négligé pour bien mériter de la patrie.
Strana 240 - ... l'Assemblée nationale la nécessité urgente de s'unir au peuple, et de rendre à la commune, par le rapport du décret de destitution, les pouvoirs dont elle l'avait investie.

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