Letters from Paris, on the Causes and Consequences of the French Revolution

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E. J. Coale, 1822 - France - 390 pages
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Page 133 - Surely every medicine is an innovation, and he that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils; for time is the greatest innovator; and if time of course alter things to the worse, and wisdom and counsel shall not alter them to the better, what shall be the end?
Page 150 - The other shape, If shape it might be call'd that shape had none Distinguishable in member, joint, or limb ; Or substance might be call'd that shadow seem'd, For each seem'd either: black it stood as night, Fierce as ten furies, terrible as Hell, And shook a dreadful dart ; what seem'd his head The likeness of a kingly crown had on.
Page 147 - Le pouvoir intermédiaire subordonné le plus naturel est celui de la noblesse. Elle entre en quelque façon dans l'essence de la monarchie , dont la maxime fondamentale est , « point «de monarque, point de noblesse; point de « noblesse , point de monarque ». Mais on a un despote.
Page 339 - The press, however, has left the understanding of the mass of men just where it found it ; but by supplying an endless stimulus to their imagination and passions, it has rendered their temper and habits infinitely worse. It has inspired ignorance with presumption, so that those who cannot be governed by reason are no longer to be awed by authority.
Page 101 - On buvait beaucoup et du meilleur vin, on s'échauffait, on disait des ordures à gorge déployée, et des impiétés à qui mieux mieux ; et quand on avait fait du bruit et qu'on était bien . ivre , on s'allait coucher.
Page 274 - ... for tyranny and slavery do not so properly consist in the stripes that are given and received, as in the power of giving them at pleasure, and the necessity of receiving them, whenever and for whatever they are inflicted.
Page 133 - All this is true, if time stood still, which contrariwise moveth so round that a froward retention of custom is as turbulent a thing as an innovation; and they that reverence too much old times are but a scorn to the new.
Page 215 - ... regulations and ordinances necessary for the execution of the laws and the safety of the State.

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