Williams's Letters: Letters from France: containing a great variety of interesting and original information concerning the most important events that have lately occurred in that country, and particularly respecting the campaign of 1792 ... The 2d ed

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G. G. and J. Robinson, 1796

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Page 89 - With store of ladies, whose bright eyes Rain influence, and judge the prize Of wit or arms, while both contend To win her grace whom all commend.
Page 26 - But when contending chiefs blockade the throne.. Contracting regal power to stretch their own ; When I behold a factious band agree To call it freedom when themselves are free...
Page 119 - The chamber where the good man meets his fate Is privileged beyond the common walk Of virtuous life, quite in the verge of Heaven.
Page 16 - J'étais réellement confondu de les entendre ! Je leur parlai le langage austère de la loi ; je leur parlai avec le sentiment de l'indignation profonde dont j'étais pénétré. Je les fis sortir tous devant moi ; j'étais à peine sorti moi-même qu'ils y rentrèrent. Je fus de...
Page 14 - Mais, at-on dit, si le peuple « n'a pas participé à ces meurtres, pourquoi ne les « at-il pas empêchés ? — Pourquoi ? Parce que « l'autorité tutélaire de Pétion était enchaînée, « parce que Roland parlait en vain, parce que « le ministre de la justice, Danton, ne parlait « pas... parce que les présidents des quarante...
Page 119 - L'Assemblée nationale sensible à voire perte, qui est à la fois une perle publique, me charge de vous écrire et de vous envoyer le décret qu'elle vient de rendre. Vous y verrez, Madame, que la nation française est digne d'avoir des Brutus pour la défendre.
Page 7 - One, next to him in power, and next in crime," is Danton, who, though not inferior to his aflbciate in vice, and fuperior in ability, having lefs felf-command, is confequently. lefs dangerous.
Page 21 - And judgeth what he fees; and, as he judgeth, wills. V. 2. Here be it thine to calm and guide The fwelling democratic tide ; To watch the ftate's uncertain frame, And baffle faction's partial aim : But chiefly, with determin'd zeal, To quell that fervile band, who kneel To freedom's banifh'd foes ; That monfter, which is daily found Expert and bold thy country's peace to wound ; Yet dreads to handle arms, nor manly counfel knows. V.
Page 6 - ... an eternal federation! This was indeed the golden age of the revolution. - But it is past! - the enchanting spell is broken, and the fair scenes of beauty and of order, through which imagination wandered, are transformed into the desolation of the...
Page 3 - August been succeeded by a conflict far more terrible; a conflict between freedom and anarchy, knowledge and ignorance, virtue and vice

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