Lectures on the Book of Revelations

Lectures on the Book of Revelations

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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. 1860 edition. Excerpt: ...and an earnest patriot, cries out, "Now Lord, lettest thou thy servant depart in peace!" Coleridge, and Southey, and Wordsworth celebrate its proceedings in lofty song, as the inauguration of a political millennium. Soon, however, this bright promise was overcast by lurid clouds. Soon were the words of one of these poets to be verified: "The sensual and the dark rebel in vain. Slaves by their own compulsion, They burst their manacles, and wear the name Of freedom graven on a heavier chain." Scenes began to be exhibited which showed that a power had been let loose that could neither be directed nor again confined. The degraded Parisian mob overawed, and, through its clubs, controlled the Assembly. The first signal outbreak of this power was in the night march of the mob on the palace of Versailles, the massacre of the two body-guards of the king, the attempt to murder the queen, and the carrying away of the king in bloody triumph to the capital. Read the story in Carlyle, and shudder. That mob of thousands of the vilest and most degraded of the populace of Paris, in that night march of thirty miles, their glaring torches, their gaunt and fiendlike faces, their rags, their drunkenness, their clubs and pikes and scythes and knives, their wild singing, the presence among them of female furies, their savage imprecations and obscene insults on the queen, their unresisted occupancy of the splendid garden and palace at Versailles; the touching appearance of the queen upon the balcony, with the Dauphin in her arms; the brutality with which she was greeted; the dagger thrust into the bed where she was supposed to be, and which was yet warm from her recent occupancy; the long agony of the enforced march of the king and queen to Paris, ...
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  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 172g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236572343
  • 9781236572349