The History of the Revolution in France

The History of the Revolution in France

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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. 1793 edition. Excerpt: ...last, that he was innocent. But another culprit escaped justice, although there had been discovered a scheme written with his own hand, wherein he proposed, with respect to Metz, the same plan, which hath been since frustrated, with respect to Montmedy. Perhaps the man was innocent; but, what proof was there that Faveras was guilty? While the nobles were endeavouring to create dissensions in the army, and the men of the law, assisted by all the wiles of a multitude of prac-' titioners, were employing all the cunning of chicane chicane, the clergy was making use of the weapons which are peculiar to it. In every age, and in every nation, it hath been the maxim of the sacerdotal order, to consider religion and itself as one and the fame thing, in like manner as every teacher confounds his doctrine with himself; the cause of the priesthood hath been invariably the cause of Heaven; he who injures the priests, injures God. They accordingly attempted, on several occasions, to bring the cause of Heaven before an Assembly which should confine itself to the regulation of earthly concerns. The Assembly at length declared, that its attachment to the Catholic religion of Rome could not be called in question, at a time when that worship was placed by the Assembly at the head of various articles of public expence, and that the majesty of religion, and the profound respect due to it, did not allow of its becoming a subject of debate, since the Assembly had no power over consciences. This sage response, of which, antecedently to the establishment of the United States, no nation, no sovereign, had afforded any example, furnished the clergy with the desired pretext for protesting against the proceedings of the National Assembly. The pulpits, The priesthood, by its...show more

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  • Paperback | 78 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236497821
  • 9781236497826