My Scrap-book of the French Revolution

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Elizabeth Wormeley Latimer
A. C. McClurg, 1898 - 448 páginas
 

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Página 403 - Barrere, at all times ready to side with the most influential party, on the 12th of November ascended the rostrum, and read to the Convention, in the name of the Committee of Public Safety, a decree, or rather a Plcbeide, against Lyons. " Let Lyons be buried beneath her own ruins...
Página 425 - WE humbly beseech thee, O Father, mercifully to look upon our infirmities ; and for the glory of thy Name turn from us all those evils that we most righteously have deserved ; and grant, that in all our troubles we may put our whole trust and confidence in thy mercy, and evermore serve thee in holiness and pureness of living, to thy honour and glory ; through our only Mediator and Advocate, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Página 421 - ... and considerations, and provisos, upon which the abdication was made. These conditions were, in brief, that a princely establishment should be secured to me either in this country or in France, at my option, and that Louis Philippe would pledge himself on his part to secure the restoration, or an equivalent for it, of all the private property of the royal family rightfully belonging to me, which had been confiscated in France during the Revolution, or in any way got into other hands.
Página 391 - My mother exclaimed. they had better kill her than tear her .son from her. An hour was spent in resistance on her part, in threats and insults from the officers, and in prayers and tears on the part of us all. At last they threatened the lives of both him and me, and my mother's maternal tenderness at length forced her to this sacrifice. My aunt and I dressed the child, for my poor mother had no longer strength for any thing: nevertheless, when he was dressed, she took him and delivered him into...
Página 183 - Madame de Lamballe ; once or twice she stood up, and, leaning forward, surveyed every part of the hall. A person near me remarked, that her face indicated rage and the most provoking arrogance. I perceived nothing of that nature ; although the turn of the debate, as well as the remarks which were made. by some of the members, must have appeared to her highly insolent and provoking. On the whole, her behaviour in this trying situation seemed full of propriety and dignified composure.
Página 229 - The only pleasure my mother enjoyed was seeing him through a chink as he passed at a distance. She would watch at the chink for hours together, to see the child as he passed. It was her only hope, her only thought.
Página 422 - ... birth, and sacrificing the interests of my family, and that I could only give to him the answer which De Provence gave to the ambassador of Napoleon at Warsaw, " Though I am in poverty and exile I will not sacrifice my honor.
Página 419 - ... them by the church. He then referred to the changes which had since taken place in the form of government, and to the present amelioration of the condition of the French people under an elective monarchy. On our arrival at Green Bay, the Prince said, I would oblige him by accompanying him to his hotel, and taking up my quarters at the Astor House. I begged to be excused, as I wished to go to the house of my father-in-law. He replied, he had some matters of great importance to speak to me about,...
Página 419 - He opened the conversation by saying that he had a communication to make to me of a very serious nature as concerned himself, .and of the last importance to me, — that it was one in which no others were interested, and therefore before proceeding further, he wished to obtain some pledge of secresy, some promise that I would not reveal to any one what he was going to say. I demurred to any such conditions being imposed previous to my being made acquainted with the nature of the subject, as there...
Página 417 - ... retired, and soon returned bringing the Prince de Joinville with him. I was sitting at the time on a barrel. The Prince not only started with evident and involuntary surprise when he saw me, but there was great agitation in his face and manner — a slight paleness and a quivering of the lip — which I could not help remarking at the time, but which struck me more forcibly afterwards, in connection with the whole train of circumstances', and by contrast with his usual self-possessed manner.

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