A Sketch of the Public Life of the Duke of Otranto

A Sketch of the Public Life of the Duke of Otranto

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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. 1816 edition. Excerpt: ...there has been but one in which the whole nation has taken a real part 5 that which in 1789 tended to give to the king and to the nation a constitution destined to legitimate, to consecrate, and to perpetuate the authority of the one and the liberty of the other; this alone is what we aimed at; we have been dragged into all the rest. We have been, as it were, precipitated into the conquest of a great part of Europe, which we sufficiently expiate.-" Some months ago, on the very brink of an abyss deeper than all the r#St, Ffanoe thought she had reached the end of all iis, and of all misfortunes. That ray of hope has gleamed, and is extinguished. We see no more abysses around us; but we hear the deep hollow noise of the passions which are digging them beneath our feet. "What are those menaces and those presages? Whence do they spring? We ought to know this well m order to remove them. it is very certain, that since the 30th and the 31st of last March, the return of the Bourbons into France, and their establishment upon the throne has appeared to the French of all parties the most prompt and the most certain means of putting an end to all revolutions and to all wars; and this end, after so many fatigues and evils, has seemed to all, -not happiness, but repose, too necessary to be refused, sufficiently mild to he even desired. But ds it in obedience to masters, or in a liberty subject to laws and to kings, that they meant to repose? You were at that period at Paris; I appeal to your testimony., "France has no longer an exaggerated sentiment of her independence; she knows at present that liberty, peace, and prosperity can be had only where the spirit of order, of regularity, and of subordination reigns. But she is not in the same...
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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236503945
  • 9781236503947