Paris, and Its Historical Scenes, Band 1


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Seite 292 - I killed one man," added she, raising her voice extremely (extremement), as they went on with their questions, " 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 246 - The writer adds that her husband had often told her that at the moment when he first heard that the massacre was going on, having lifted up his spirit to God, he conceived a firm assurance both that he should effect his escape, and that he should live to see the slaughter of his friends avenged. This excellent lady, then the widow of M. de Feuqueres, was also in Paris during the St. Bartholomew ; and the dangers to which she was herself exposed were still more formidable than those undergone by the...
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 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 190 - Romish faith, were the duke of Guise and his brother, the cardinal of Lorraine, who were nearly connected with the royal family by the marriage -of their niece, -Mary of Scotland, with the late king, Francis II. The chiefs of highest rank among the...
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 117 - ... remained seated, he sat down also. In concluding, he said, with a desperate and most painful effort to look happy and in earnest : — " I thus solemnly consecrate the acceptation I have given to the constitutional act ; and in consequence I swear to be faithful to the nation and the law, and to employ all the power which is delegated to me in maintaining the constitution and causing the laws to be executed.
Seite 152 - Sometimes stye 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 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...

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