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Revolution; Or, a Chronological Account of Its Principal Events with a Variety of Anecdotes and Characters Hitherto Unpublished V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Revolution; Or, a Chronological Account of Its Principal Events with a Variety of Anecdotes and Characters Hitherto Unpublished V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: ...their threats and howlings that they would not suffer themselves to be so easily deprived of this second victim. These ferocious clamours devoted M. de Favras to death: the Chatelet!--condemned him to it I--M. de Favras protested his innocence to the last moment of his life; and submitted to his fate with a presence of mind, serenity, and courage so extraordinary, that he excited the astonimment and admiration of all who were present at his execution. History presents few examples of so heroic a death. While the fermentation in the Capital was excited and kept up by the public Sittings at the Chatelet, the National Assembly were deliberating upon the division of France into Districts, and upon the organization of the Muncipalities; and the Breton Club, now become the Club of the Jacobins, extending its powers and its affiliations through all the Provinces, was propagating every where the Revolutionary Fanaticism? and all its fury. How must it have mortified and grieved the King to fee that all the sacrifices to which he had been led by the hope of makinghis subjects happy, producedonly comr motion, calamity, and crimes; that, instead of the tribute of love and confidence so justly his due, suspicion, distrust and ingratitude were the only returns for his cares and affection-, that his most faithful servants were every where the objects of the persecution and hatred of that people for whom he had done so much! His Majesty was particularly affected by the sanguinary cruelty that was displayed against As. de Favras, whose only crime was not having sufficiently disguised sentiments, perhaps too wild, in favour of Royalty. It was not easy to find a remedy for so many evils. What was to be done to put an end to so many vexations, so many dissensions;...show more

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  • Paperback | 102 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 195g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236613112
  • 9781236613110