Paris, and its historical scenes [by G.L. Craik].


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Seite 292 - I killed one man to save a hundred thousand; a villain to save innocents; a savage wildbeast to give repose to my country. I was a Republican before the Revolution; I never wanted energy.
Seite 152 - My eyes were naturally directed to the box in which they were. From the place in which I sat, I could not see the king ; but I had a full view of the queen and the rest of the royal family. Her beauty is gone ! No wonder. She seemed to listen with an undisturbed air to the speakers. Sometimes she whispered to her sister-in-law, and to 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...
Seite 59 - Laud be to God ! even there my life must end. It hath been prophesied to me many years, I should not die but in Jerusalem ; Which vainly I supposed the Holy Land : But bear me to that chamber ; there I'll lie ; 240 In that Jerusalem shall Harry die.
Seite 280 - That is no business of mine,' answered the priest, while he refused to receive the manuscript ; ' I am here to conduct you to the scaffold." His majesty then addressing himself to Gobeau, another member of the municipality, requested him to take charge of the paper and to deliver it ; adding, ' You may read it ; it contains some dispositions with which 1 am desirous that the Commune should be acquainted.
Seite 145 - The murderers left the heyduc to come to me. The women threw themselves at their feet, and held their sabres. The narrowness of the staircase impeded the assassins ; but I had already felt a horrid hand thrust into my back to seize me by my clothes, when some one called out from the bottom of the staircase, " What are you doing above there ? We dont kill women.
Seite 117 - ... resolution which had been passed in the earlier part of the day, remained in their places without rising. The King himself rose, when about to read his address, but on perceiving that no one else followed his example, he resumed his seat, and proceeded to speak as follows : — " I have come, gentlemen, to ratify solemnly, in this place, the acceptance of the Constitution which I have already declared. Wherefore, I swear to be faithful to the nation and to the law, and to employ all the power...
Seite 249 - This person, however, succeeded in conveying the child, through the midst of numerous dangers, to the house of a relation of Madame de Feuqueres, with whom it remained in safety. But it was now judged advisable that its mother also should as soon as possible leave her present asylum. It was impossible for her to venture to her mother's residence, as a guard, she learned, had been placed around the house. She therefore resolved, as her only resource, to throw herself upon the compassion of a person...
Seite 261 - I entered the room and saluted him; and then, after his grief had moderated a little, he made me relate to him at length all that passed on the day of the massacre, and how his brother had been killed; and when I had finished, he remained for a long time without speaking a word, and then heaving a heavy sigh he cried out, " O traitor, this is not what thou didst promise me*!
Seite 250 - Tambonnean, in the cloister of Notre Dame, who had been advertised of her situation by her mother, and solicited to afford her protection. She effected her entry into the house without being observed; and being placed in M. de Tambonneau's study, she remained there unmolested during the rest of that day and the greater part of the next. On the evening of Thursday, however, information reached the family that the mob were about to visit them. There was not a moment to be lost ; and the hunted fugitive...
Seite 213 - ... bustle unavoidably attendant upon the eve of so terrible an enterprise, had awakened from their sleep many of those who were lodged in the quarter principally disturbed by these noises. Rising from their beds they left their houses and proceeded to the Louvre, in order, if possible, to ascertain the meaning of such unusual commotion. On addressing their inquiries to the soldiers whom they found stationed around the palace, they were informed that the whole was occasioned merely by the preparations...

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