The French Revolution; A History. in Three Parts I. the Bastille II. the Constitution III. the Guillotine in Two Volumes Volume 2

The French Revolution; A History. in Three Parts I. the Bastille II. the Constitution III. the Guillotine in Two Volumes Volume 2

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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. 1857 edition. Excerpt: ...for some ' minutes; and that then the King began again to speak.'1--And so our meetings and our partings do now end! The sorrows we gave each other; the poor joys we faithfully shared, and all our lovings and our sufferings, and confused toilings under the earthly Sun, are over. Thou good soul, I shall never, never through all ages of Time, see thee any more!--Nevek! O Reader, knowest thou that hard word? 1 Clary's Narrative (Loudon, 1798), cited in Weber, iii. 312. VOL. II. B For nearly two hours this agony lasts; then they tear themselves asunder. " Promise that you will see us on the morrow." He promises: --Ah yes, yes; yet once; and go now, ye loved ones; cry to God for yourselves and me!--It was a hard scene, but it is over. He will not see them on the morrow. The Queen, in passing through the ante-room, glanced at the Cerberus Municipals; and, with woman's vehemence, said through her tears, " Vous etes tous des sce'lerats." King Louis slept sound, till five in the morning, when Clery, as he had been ordered, awoke him. Clery dressed his hair: while this went forward, Louis took a ring from his watch, and kept trying it on his finger; it was his wedding-ring, which he is now to return to the Queen as a mute farewell. At half-past six, he took the Sacrament; and continued in devotion, and conference with Abbe Edgeworth. He will not see his Family: it were too hard to bear. At eight, the Municipals enter: the King gives them his Will, and messages and effects; which they, at first, brutally refuse to take charge of: he gives them a roll of gold pieces, a hundred and twenty-five louis; these are to be returned to Malesherbes, who had lent them. At nine, Santerre says the hour is come. The King begs yet to retire for three...show more

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  • Paperback | 178 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 327g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236547187
  • 9781236547187