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The French Revolution, Vol. 3 of 3 : A History; The Guillotine (Classic Reprint)
by Thomas Carlyle


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Very frightful it is when a Nation, rending asunder its Con stitutions and Regulations which were grown dead cerements for it, becomes transcendental and must now seek its wild way through the New, Chaotic, - where Force is not yet distin guished into Bidden and Forbidden, but Crime and Virtue wel ter unseparated, - in that domain of what is called the Passions of what we call the Miracles and the Portents It is thus that, for some three years to come, we are to contemplate France, in this final Third Part of our History.  Read more...


 
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Excerpt from The French Revolution, Vol. 3 of 3: A History; The Guillotine

Very frightful it is when a Nation, rending asunder its Con stitutions and Regulations which were grown dead cerements for it, becomes transcendental and must now seek its wild way through the New, Chaotic, - where Force is not yet distin guished into Bidden and Forbidden, but Crime and Virtue wel ter unseparated, - in that domain of what is called the Passions of what we call the Miracles and the Portents It is thus that, for some three years to come, we are to contemplate France, in this final Third Part of our History. Sansculottism reigning in all its grandeur and in all its hideousness the Gospel (god's message) of Man's Rights, Man's mn/zts or strengths, once more preached irrefragably abroad along with this, and still louder for the time, the fearfulest devil's-message of Man's weaknesses and sins - and all on such a scale, and under such aspect cloudy 'death-birth of a world huge smoke-cloud, streaked with rays as of heaven on one side; girt on the other as with hell-fire 1 History tells us many things but for the last thou sand years and more, what thing has she told us of a sort like this? Which therefore let us two, 0 Reader, dwell on willingly, for a little; and from its endless significance endeavour to ex tract what may, in present circumstances, be adapted for us.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781334506727
  • ISBN-10: 1334506728
  • Publisher: Forgotten Books
  • Publish Date: August 2018
  • Page Count: 614
  • Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 1.24 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.78 pounds


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