Essays From "the Times." (volume 1); Being A Selection From The Literary Papers Which Have Appeared…

Paperback | February 4, 2012

bySamuel Phillips

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1871. Excerpt: ... LOUIS PHILIPPE AND HIS FAMILY. 47 LOUIS PHILIPPE AND HIS FAMILY. CHAPTER THE FIBST. The time had passed for history to be serviceable either as guide or counsellor to Louis Philippe, King of the French, when he was paying in exile the penalty of opportunity misused in the day of vast prosperity and power. To the Count de Neuilly, the inhabitant of Claremont, with no future before him save the illimitable, which he must share with the meanest, what availed the upbraiding voice of experience--of what use the tremendous lesson learned too late, and at a sacrifice that beggars calculation! Events repeat themselves. In the daily walk of every man scenes, actions and thoughts recur which have already played their part in the mysterious drama of his existence. Amidst the thousand new combinations of life, a well-known series presents itself to startle the actor and to confound his judgment. The public history of the family of Orleans is a continually returning narrative of the same characters, incidents and passions. The first chapter is identical with the last. The most illustrious ancestor exhibits the political features of the least remarkable descendant. Make due allowance for the altered aspect of the age, and the difference between the public career of the crowned representative of the house and that of its founder is comparatively trifling. When Louis XIV. sat upon the throne of Trance, a Philip of Orleans courted the people, and mocked it with a show of popular concession. When the same monarch lay quietly in his grave, a Philip of Orleans took virtual possession of his seat at the bidding of a parliament whose supreme voice he worshipped onlylhe more effectually to insult and silence it. An Orleans, voted ruler by the representatives of the people at th...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1871. Excerpt: ... LOUIS PHILIPPE AND HIS FAMILY. 47 LOUIS PHILIPPE AND HIS FAMILY. CHAPTER THE FIBST. The time had passed for history to be serv...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:86 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.18 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217713599

ISBN - 13:9780217713597

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