The World's Great Classics Volume 11

The World's Great Classics Volume 11

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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. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...amid horrible confusions; often is the word of Camille worth reading, when no other's is. Questionable Camille, how thou glitterest with a fallen, rebellious, yet still semicelestial light; as is the starlight on the brow of Lucifer! Son of the Morning, into what times and what lands art thou fallen! But in all things there is good;--though it be not good for "consolidating Revolutions." Thousand wagon-loads of this Pamphleteering and Newspaper matter lie rotting slowly in the Public Libraries of our Europe. Snatched from the great gulf, like oysters by bibliomaniac pearl-divers, there must they first rot, then what was pearl, in Camille or others, may be seen as such, and continue as such. Nor has public speaking declined, though Lafayette and his Patrols look sour on it. Loud always in the Palais Rayol, loudest the Cafe de Foy; such a miscellany of Citizens and Citizenesses circulating there. " Now and then," according to Camille, "some Citizens employ the liberty of the press for a private purpose; so that this or the other Patriot finds himself short of his watch or pocket-handkerchief!" But for the rest, in Camille's opinion, nothing can be a livelier image of the Roman Forum. " A Patriot proposes his motion; if it finds any supporters, they make him mount on a chair, and speak. If he is applauded, he prospers and redacts; if he is hissed, he goes his ways." Thus they, circulating and perorating. Tall shaggy Marquis Saint-Huruge, a man that has had losses, and has deserved them, is seen eminent, and also heard. " Bellowing" is the character of his voice, like that of a Bull of Bashan; voice which drowns all voices, which causes frequently the hearts of more

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  • United States
  • English
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