The Portfolio Volume 5, No. 17

The Portfolio Volume 5, No. 17

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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. 1845 edition. Excerpt: ... (I repeat it) were stolen from St. Emerau, Bamberg, &c. &c. where they had been possessed without dispute, during man' ages: but the modern codeof political jurisprudence authorises sovereigns to sign the death-warrants of those who steal pence, whilst they themselves, without remorse or control, may lay violent hands upon millions. By the suppression of these convents, the poor have lost their best benefactors; while those who have demolished the abodes of peace and charity, have (comparatively) derived but little benefit from these unhallowed acquisitions; the greater part of which have only served to enrich artful commissaries, or mercenary sycophants; and after having idly squandered the profits of these institutions, the sovereigns still have to pay the surviving priests, &c. their large, though inadequate indemnities." The letters styled "Concert of Princes" were written against Burke. It is curious that both should have perceived the great result to which all others were blind, and understood the acting spirits whom all others served. Croly, after mentioning the wonderful foresight of Burke as regarded the progress of the French revolution, concludes thus--"Noless remarkable is an observation on the probable success of the negotiations at Lisle, as a direct step to the close of the revolution." Burke said, "The close of the French revolution indeed! The revolution at an end! Why, sir, it is scarcely begun. As yet you have heard only the first music--you may see the actors by and bye--but neither you nor I can expect to see the fifth act of the play!" It is equally remarkable that Burke alone pointed to the coming of the shadow which the iniquitous partition of Poland threw over the...show more

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  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 104g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236859979
  • 9781236859976