Robespierre and the French Revolution

G. W. Jacobs, 1909 - 407 sider

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Side 47 - I have loved justice, and hated iniquity: therefore I die in exile...
Side 289 - Even if God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent Him, so Voltaire said — 'si dieu n'existait pas, il faudrait 1'inventer.
Side 101 - If for my consolation Monseigneur would grant me, for the sake of God and the Most Blessed Trinity, that I could have news of my dear wife; were it only her name on a card, to show that she is alive! It were the greatest consolation I could receive; and I should forever bless the greatness of Monseigneur.
Side 191 - Let me write the songs of a people, and I care not who makes their laws.
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Side 346 - I can answer that the authors of this plan of calumny were first the Duke of York, Mr. Pitt, and every tyrant who was armed against us. Who afterwards ? Ah ! I dare not name them at this moment and in this place. I cannot resolve to tear off...
Side 270 - ... must rally the people. Everything was prepared for subjecting the people to the yoke of the middle class ; that class has triumphed at Marseilles, at Bordeaux, at Lyons ; it would have triumphed at Paris, but for the present insurrection. This insurrection must continue. The people must ally itself with the Convention, and the Convention must make use of the people. The insurrection must spread gradually on the same plan ; the lower classes must be paid to remain in the houses ; they must be...
Side 203 - My child," said the captive, taking him on his lap, " look well at me ; when you are a man, you can say that you saw Vergniaud, the founder of the republic, at the most glorious period and in the most splendid costume he ever wore — that in which he suffered the persecution of wretches, and in which he prepared to die for liberty ! " The child remembered these words, and repeated them, fifty years afterward, to the author of this work.
Side 289 - Atheism is aristocratic. The idea of a great Being who watches over oppressed innocence and punishes triumphant crime is essentially the idea of the people.
Side 193 - Dansons la carmagnole , Vive le son, vive le son, Dansons la carmagnole, Vive le son du canon.

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