Journals Kept In France And Italy From 1848 To 1852 (volume 2); With A Sketch Of The Revolution Of 1848 by Nassau William Senior

Journals Kept In France And Italy From 1848 To 1852 (volume 2); With A Sketch Of The Revolution Of…

byNassau William Senior

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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: ... 1851. Views of a Napoleonist. 253 I drank tea with the Tocquevilles. Corcelle, Beaumont, and several other persons, some of them (said Tocqueville to me as I was going out) country friends, et pour comble Napoleonists, came in, so that there was little conversation. I mentioned without much respect Sumner's story about Persigny's mission. 'There is no doubt,' said Beaumont, 'that the story is true. When I was Minister at Vienna, in November 1849, Louis Napoleon was planning a coup d'e'tat. He turned out the Odillon Barrot Ministry for that purpose, and, as part of the scheme, he sent Persigny to Vienna to make pretty nearly the propositions which you mention. Schwartzenberg sent for me and showed them to me: "They were matters," he said, "which ought not to be concealed from the French Minister." The coup d'e'tat was adjourned, and as nothing of the kind could be sanctioned by the Assembly Persigny's mission failed.' Sunday, Dec. 28.--I breakfasted with M. L. His connection with the Elysee imposed restraint both on him and on me. I collected, however, from his conversation that he looks forward with great perplexity. 'France,' he said, 'is unfit for Parliamentary Government. It wants two things, both elements of that form of government. One is moderation. Every French party, if it gets the upper hand, pushes its victory to the utmost, alters the policy and displaces the administrators of its predecessors, and carries out its own views to the utmost extreme, until it disgusts the country, and the Opposition comes in, and acts with equal intemperance. Another deficiency is an aristocracy. We have, indeed, an aristocracy of birth and an aristocracy of wealth; but the former is poor, ignorant, and presumptuous, the latter ignoble and servile. The great object o...

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Title:Journals Kept In France And Italy From 1848 To 1852 (volume 2); With A Sketch Of The Revolution Of…Format:PaperbackDimensions:78 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.16 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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