The Rise and Fall of Louis Philippe, Ex-king of the French: Giving a History of the French Revolution, from Its Commencement, in 1789

W.D. Ticknor, 1848 - 316 páginas

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Página 34 - With luxury and pride surrounded, The bold, insatiate despots dare — Their thirst of gold and power unbounded — To mete and vend the light and air. Like beasts of burden would they load us, Like gods would bid their slaves adore; But man is man, and who is more? Then shall they longer lash and goad us? To arms! to arms! ye brave! &c. O Liberty, can man resign thee, Once having felt thy generous flame? Can dungeons, bolts, or bars confine thee, Or whips thy noble spirit tame?
Página 66 - His fall was destined to a barren strand, A petty fortress, and a dubious hand ; He left the name, at which the world grew pale, To point a moral, or adorn a tale.
Página 2 - It is now sixteen or seventeen years since I saw the Queen of France, then the dauphiness, at Versailles; and surely never lighted on this orb, which she hardly seemed to touch, a more delightful vision. I saw her just above the horizon, decorating and cheering the elevated sphere she just began to move in — glittering like the morning star, full of life, and splendor, and joy.
Página 223 - Scoffing his state and grinning at his pomp, Allowing him a breath, a little scene, To monarchize, be fear'd and kill with looks, Infusing him with self and vain conceit, As if this flesh which walls about our life Were brass impregnable, and humour'd thus Comes at the last and with a little pin Bores through his castle wall, and farewell king...
Página 83 - This is the consummate glory of the great American ; a triumphant warrior where the most sanguine had a right to despair ; a successful ruler in all the difficulties of a course wholly untried ; but a warrior whose sword only left its sheath when the first law of our nature commanded it to be drawn ; and a ruler, who, having tasted of supreme power, gently and unostentatiously desired that the cup might pass from him, nor would suffer more to wet his lips than the most solemn and sacred duty to his...
Página 31 - That the inhabitants of towns, bourgs, and villages who shall dare to defend themselves against the troops of their imperial and royal majesties, and to fire upon them, either in open country, or through half-open doors or windows of their houses, shall be punished instantly, according to the rigorous rules of war, or their houses shall be demolished or burned...
Página 34 - O Liberty, can man resign thee, Once having felt thy generous flame ? Can dungeons, bolts or bars confine thee, Or whips thy noble spirit tame? Too long the world has wept, bewailing, That Falsehood's dagger tyrants wield; But freedom is our sword and shield, And all their arts are unavailing.
Página 62 - Above me are the Alps, The palaces of Nature, whose vast walls Have pinnacled in clouds their snowy scalps, And throned Eternity in icy halls Of cold sublimity, where forms and falls The avalanche — the thunderbolt of snow ! All that expands the spirit, yet appals, Gather around these summits, as to show How Earth may pierce to Heaven, yet leave vain man below.
Página 34 - On victory or death. Now, now, the dangerous storm is rolling, Which treacherous kings confederate raise; The dogs of war, let loose, are howling, And lo! our fields and cities blaze; And shall we basely view the ruin, While lawless force with guilty stride, Spreads desolation far and wide, With crimes and blood his hands imbruing ? To arms!
Página 91 - We were then in the midst of a great journey, that we finished fifteen days ago. It took us four months. We travelled, during that time, a thousand leagues, and always upon the same horses, except the last hundred leagues, which we performed partly by water, partly on foot, partly upon hired horses, and partly in the stage* or public conveyance. We have seen many Indians, and we remained several days in their country. They received us with great kindness, and our national character contributed not...

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