Of the Revolutionists, and of the Present Ministry by M.- [J.M.B., Comte Bins de Saint Victor] Transl. to Which Is Prefixed by the Engl. Ed. an Historical Memoir of Fouche of Nantes, Now Styled Duke of Otranto [By A.F.F. Marq. de Frenilly

Of the Revolutionists, and of the Present Ministry by M.- [J.M.B., Comte Bins de Saint Victor] Transl. to Which Is Prefixed by the Engl. Ed. an Historical Memoir of Fouche of Nantes, Now Styled Duke of Otranto [By A.F.F. Marq. de Frenilly

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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. 1815 edition. Excerpt: ...because to the number who still retained their principles, was added the more powerful body of those who substituted interest in their stead; and this resistance exasperating to fury the ardent and impetuous passions by which they were impelled, precipitated them at once into the most execrable excesses. From that moment, these cunning fanatics daw clearly, that having dared to attack social order in its most sacred elements, they had committed a crime without example--a crime which all society was interested in punishing, and for which it was hopeless to expect pardon. All the frightful consequences of a failure in the struggle which was about to ensue, shame, suffering, ridicule, the maledictions of cotemporaries, and of posterity, and even the most unmitigated correction, Avhich they had but too well merited, presented themselves to their imagination. An inconceivable terror at first shook their souls; this terror perpetually haunting them with increasing force, threw them into that extreme despair, which lends to the most dastardly the appearances, and even sometimes all the resources of courage. To retreat in the road of crime; supposes remorse, and some remains of conscience; they pushed forward in their career daily, and we may conceive what consummate audacity those villains reached, who, having renounced the fear of Heaven, had every thing to dread from men. To triumph over their enemies, to complete the corruption and the blindness of the people Avhom they resolved to convert into instruments of their own safety, they proceeded in a course of perfidy and atrocity, of which the human mind cannot form a full conception. That avenging terror with which they were unceasingly pursued, drove them from one assassination to another, till they...show more

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