Letter to the Right Hon. Lord Erskine; On the Present Situation of France and Europe; Accompanied by Official and Original Documents

Letter to the Right Hon. Lord Erskine; On the Present Situation of France and Europe; Accompanied by Official and Original Documents

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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. 1815 edition. Excerpt: ...and to require a key with an infinite variety of wards, and of complex construction, to open it, but, a pick-lock, of the most simple form, passes by all the unnecessary apparatus, and, fixing upon the real point of resistance, accom plishes its purpose with perfect facility. It has been argued, that the limitation of territory, and the recession of France from her pretended natural limits, has been one of the principal causes of the apathy which has been shewn to the House of Bourbon; but would it have been expedient to have permitted her to retain Belgium, or_ a section of Italy, for the sake of preserving her wounded vanity from annoyance;.to invest her with physical force for the purpose of economizing her moral irritability? but, above all, is notthis argument most inconsistent from the lips of those who contend that circumstances and position will compel Buonaparte to abide by the peace ' of Paris? What security does this mock alliance with the republicans afford to the world? What? this boasted constitution which the month of May is to invite from its pigeon hole? a worthy subject of rejoicing to the friends of liberty! as if it was a novel experiment, instead of a stale expedient, in a country saturated with every variety and modification of government, which she has precipitated in succession.-Is the Constituent Assembly forgotten? the Legislative Assembly? the Republic one and indivisible? the Dictatorships of Marat and of Roberspierre? the insurrection of the Jacobins? the insurrection of the 13th Vendemaire, the end of the Convention? the Directory of Five, and the Two Councils? the Revolution of the 18th 'Fructidor in favour of the Directory against the Two Councils? the Revolution of No-_ vember 1799, and the election...show more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236943988
  • 9781236943989