Mirabeau and the French Revolution

Mirabeau and the French Revolution

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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. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ... repugnance that you feel for Aix, that is of such a kind that you not only feel it yourself but feel it for others."3 The bailli did not mention in this letter the "party" that he preferred and whom they were most likely to secure. The Abbe de Grille, whom the marquis, it seems, disliked, had spoken to the bailli of a young lady, "eighteen or nineteen years old, well formed, of good appearance, and of good family." She was an only daughter with the expectation of an income of 25,000 francs. "The attachment that this daughter has shown for her father, who is a good and gallant man, has edified me much.... There is the proposition. If you approve of the idea, that shall be mine only when it is yours, I shall start the ball rolling here. If your reply is favourable, I shall throw out the preliminary remarks and get the lay of the land."1 1 Correspondance gtnerale, vi., 367-369. The bailli to the marquis, Aix, June 22, 1770. 'Ibid., vi., 375-380. The bailli to the marquis, Aix, August 10, 1770. Before the bailli received an answer to this proposition, Mirabeau was on his way to meet his father. The marquis had finally yielded to the solicitations of his brother and decided to receive his son on trial. Mirabeau left Aix on the 23d of August for Aigueperse in Limousin, bearing a letter from his uncle to his father. It contained the final judgment of the bailli upon his nephew. "I see nothing bad in his character, very far from it; and as he has an excellent mind, and even what one might truly call genius, something can always be done with that sort of a man." He thought he should be removed from the legion of Lorraine, for, as he was not the right kind of a man to advance in such a regiment, "he ought...show more

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  • Paperback | 148 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 277g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123664400X
  • 9781236644008