Journal of a tour in the Netherlands in the autumn of 1815

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byRobert Southey

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ...of the Ladies was silent when I said that he ought to have been put to death; another observed to Mrs. Vardon that he had done much good as well as much evil. The conversation which I had with M. Onwerx upon this walk was very interesting. Liege, he said, had been a free country. The Prince Bishop was elective; it was a dignity to which any man might aspire. There were two and twenty towns in the Bishoprick, each sending its deputy to preserve the charter of their freedom, for such a charter they had, like our Magna Charta, many centuries old. He himself, if he had been aggrieved by the Prince Bishop, might have brought an action against him and obtained redress. There were no delays of justice; a cause was decided in 24 hours, or in 36 at the farthest. Now, there was no such thing as justice. Before the Revolution they had only been too happy. He was a man who had entered into the first feelings of the Revolution with all the ardour of youth, and bitterly lamented its excesses and its consequences. What he now desired was the restoration of the old system; that is, that Liege should again be free and independent under its old institutions; for it was his opinion that small states were those in which the people had been happiest, and wherein there was most encouragement for literature and the arts. He admired the English, but adhered to his persuasion that they had purposely let Buonaparte loose; else, he said, why had not the man been punished who suffered him to escape? A dreadful vengeance, he thought, would overtake the Prussians. They were retaliating what they had suffered, and this would draw on more retaliation, evil producing evil. But he did not disguise his hope that they might be driven out of France They had behaved with...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ...of the Ladies was silent when I said that he ought to have been put to death; another observed to Mrs. Vardon t...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217500129

ISBN - 13:9780217500128

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