History of Europe from the Commencement of the French Revolution in 1789 to the Restauration of the Bourbons in 1815 Volume 4
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1841 edition. Excerpt: ...throne of 'he "lY free empire in existence during the age of revolutions; to be des tined to governthe vast and unwieldy fabric of the British dominions, when torn at one period by internal convulsion, and menaced ateanother by external subjugation; to be doomed to combat, from the commencement to the end of a reign extending over more than half a century, the revolutionary spirit, veiled at one period under the guise of liberality and philanthropy, flaming at another with the passions and the terrors of a burning world. cons Of the incalculable importance of directing the government of quence: which would such a country at such a period, with the steady hand of patriotic "I?', l'.', 'I, ', ?f1 wisdom, we may form some estimate from observing what had ', ';f,";f 1"" been the consequences of the bursting forth of similar passions at '""""" the same time, in other states, where a corresponding regulating power was wanting, and where democracy, through the infatuation of the higher orders, and the delusion of the throne, obtained an early and a lasting triumph. France exhibited the prodigy of a monarchyielding to the wishes, and a nobility impregnated from the very first with the passions, of the people; and in the horrors of the Revolution, the devastation and subjugation of Europe, and the general ultimate extinction of all moral principle, and every element of freedom within its bounds, is to be found an awful example of the consequences of admitting such a power unrestrained to act on human affairs. Republican feelings, sobered by English habits, and directed by English principle, gained a glorious triumph in America; and the fabric of...
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