Annals of the French Revolution; Or, a Chronological Account of Its Principal Events with a Variety of Anecdotes and Characters Hitherto Unpublished V

Annals of the French Revolution; Or, a Chronological Account of Its Principal Events with a Variety of Anecdotes and Characters Hitherto Unpublished V

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1800 edition. Excerpt: ..."tried; the blows were chiefly levelled at "their club, and their enemies even dared "to employ against them the antiquated "forms of despotism and arbitrary autho"rity. The national cockade was pro scribed; the National Guard hid them"selves. In a word, Nancy, at the arrival "of the King's Commissioners, was in that "degraded state that might be supposed to "be its lot at the moment of a counter-re"volution effected. The unhappy event at Nancy was only "the fatal result of passions and different "opinions incessantly opposed, inflamed, and exasperated by continual misunderstand"ings, by exaggerated suspicions, kept up "by the fear of those who could have in"structed the people, and by the renewal "of ancient disorders as difficult to foresee "as to repress. We have had the fad con"viction that citizens may sometimes err, "and become culpable, while they think they are serving the good cause." It was thus, that instead of throwing a greater Iigljt on the well-known causes of the insurrection at Nancy, the reporter laboured to envelop in darkness the criminal man uvres which had produced it; manoeuvres plotted plotted in the Secret Committee of the Jacobin Club at Paris, and put in execution at the fame time by their secret emissaries in the affiliated clubs in all the garrison towns in the kingdom, for the purpose of completing at the same period the disorganization of the whole army, and by that means to deprive the King of the resource of employing such regiments as might remain faithful to quell the insubordination of the others. The King, to whom I one day spoke on, the subject in the presence of M. de Lejf'art, told us, that M. de la...show more

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  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 172g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236522729
  • 9781236522726