Texas Review Volume 1-2

Texas Review Volume 1-2

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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. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...the poet Wordsworth was an eye-witness of the original performance, and perhaps played a role himself. He was at Blois, as is well known, in the spring and summer of 1792. Leaving England on or shortly after the 23rd of November in the preceding year, he crossed to France, stayed a short time in Paris, lived, no one knows exactly how long, at Orleans, and then went thirtysix miles further down the Loire to Blois. He was already imbued with the doctrines of Rousseau, and was inclined, for this reason and because of his experiences on a former visit to France, to sympathize with the Revolution. Either at Orleans or at Blois, he was disgusted, as he tells us in the "Prelude," with the pretensions of a group of royalists into whose company he fell, and at the latter place he formed an intimate attachment to a young republican officer of the 32nd regiment of the line, Captain Michel Beaupuy, a descendant of Montaigne. MM. Bussiere and Legouis, in their monograph ' Le General Michel Beaupuy, ' have thrown much light on the history and character of this devoted revolutionist, whom Wordsworth in the "Prelude" ranks among the heroes of ancient Greece for patriotism and wisdom. They do not tell us, however, at what time and in what circumstances Wordsworth made his acquaintance. I do not flatter myself that I have penetrated the mystery, but I feel almost certain that I have discovered where and when the poet and the soldier could have met. It was with a thrill of excitement that I read, in the registers of the Amis de la Constitution the following minute: "Session of February 3, year 4th of liberty. "A member asked for a hearing and proposed two Englishmen for membership, requesting that, as foreigners and not...show more

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  • Paperback | 228 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 413g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236965035
  • 9781236965035