Social Life In England And France; From The French Revolution In 1789, To That Of July 1830

Paperback | May 18, 2012

byMary Berry

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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. 1831 Excerpt: ...she followed the steps of the metropolis; would weigh the consequences before she adopted its opinions, and would oppose the soberer judgment and less excitable passions of her great manufacturing and commercial cities, to any sudden ebullition, either of power or of patriotism, in Paris. But, at the period we are recording, the delirium of military glory which her abdicated chief (1) The late Revolution has proved the truth of all these assertions. had been so careful to excite and to increase had not subsided. Time was still wanting to restore to their dazzled sight the power of looking steadily at the objects vitally essential to that liberty, for whose sake they had so suffered, and in whose name they had allowed themselves to be so led astray. The best intellects among them still held to men, and not to institutions; to individual character, instead of general securities: while the more thoughtless regretted the impulse that had been given in all directions by a revolutionary government, and seemed to consider that all great works, all national improvement, all general activity, were necessarily connected with a military despotism. They saw, without pleasure, the general emancipation; and because Europe, reeling on her basis, did not immediately recover her equilibrium, and that every one did not find his place in the peaceful reorganisation of society, they affected to regret the fall of despotic power, and to feel no benefit from the relieved respiration of the social world. Their bewildered understanding had confused the calculations of a selfish despotism, with the dictates of liberal ideas, and the uncontrouled activity of absolute power with the progress of civil liberty. These ideas were unfortunately not confined to France; but we must suppose,...

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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. 1831 Excerpt: ...she followed the steps of the metropolis; would weigh the consequences before she adopted its opinions, and would oppose the sob...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:40 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.08 inPublished:May 18, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217996159

ISBN - 13:9780217996150

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