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The French Revolution: A History
Diesem Ambos vergleich ich das Land, den Hammer dem Herscher; Und dem Volke das Blech, das in der Mitte sich krmmt. Wehe dem armen Blech, wenn nur willkrliche Schlge Ungewiss treffen, und nie fertig der Kessel erscheint! President Hnault, remarking on royal Surnames of Honour how difficult it often is to ascertain not only why, but even when, they were conferred, takes occasion in his sleek official way, to make a philosophical reflection. The Surname of Bien-aim (Well-beloved), says he, which Louis XV. bears, will not leave posterity in the same doubt. This Prince, in the year 1744, while hastening from one end of his kingdom to the other, and suspending his conquests in Flanders that he might fly to the assistance of Alsace, was arrested at Metz by a malady which threatened to cut short his days. At the news of this, Paris, all in terror, seemed a city taken by storm: the churches resounded with supplications and groans; the prayers of priests and people were every moment interrupted by their sobs: and it was from an interest so dear and tender that this Surname of Bien-aim fashioned itselfa title higher still than all the rest which this great Prince has earned. ......Buy Now (To Read More)
Ebook Number: 1301
Author: Carlyle, Thomas
Release Date: Feb 15, 2006
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