Contemporary France, Volumen1

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A. Constable & Company, Limited, 1903
 

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Página 75 - The people of England regards itself as free; but it is grossly mistaken; it is free only during the election of members of parliament. As soon as they are elected, slavery overtakes it, and it is nothing.
Página 269 - Every act of the President of the Republic must be countersigned by a Minister.
Página 224 - Marshal MacMahon issued the following proclamation : INHABITANTS OF PARIS, The Army of France has come to save you ; Paris is delivered. At four o'clock our soldiers captured the last positions held by the insurgents. Today the struggle is over...
Página 75 - Sovereignty cannot be represented for the same reason that it cannot be alienated; it consists essentially in the general will, and the will cannot be represented; it is the same or it is different; there is no medium.
Página 215 - Rivoli, the Tuileries, the Palais-Royal, the Hotel de Ville, the left bank from the Legion d'Honneur to the Palais de Justice, and the Police Office were immense red braziers, and above all rose lofty blazing columns. From outside, all the forts were firing upon Paris. . . . The gunners were cannonading one another across the town, and above the town. Shells fell in every direction. All the central quarters were a battlefield. It was a horrible chaos: bodies and souls in collision over a crumbling...
Página 11 - If I have fought for the independence of Italy, if I have lifted up my voice for the Polish nationalities, I cannot have other sentiments in Germany, nor obey other principles.
Página 135 - Handed over in contempt of all justice and by a hateful abuse of force to the domination of the foreigner, we declare, once again, null and of no effect a compact which disposes of us without our consent.
Página 215 - HotelDieu were only saved by the courage of the staff of the hospital, led by M. Brouardel. Everything was burning ; there were explosions everywhere. A night of terror. The Porte Saint-Martin, the church of Saint-Eustache, the Rue Royale, the Rue de Rivoli, the Tuileries, the Palais-Royale, the...
Página 215 - was burning ; there were explosions everywhere. A night of terror. The Porte Saint-Martin, the church of SaintEustache, the Rue Royale, the Rue de Rivoli, the Tuileries, the Palais-Royal, the Hotel de Ville, the left bank from the Legion d'Honneur to the Palais de Justice, and the Police Office were immense red braziers, and above all rose lofty blazing columns. From outside, all the forts were firing upon Paris.
Página 212 - ... Muette to the Champ-de-Mars by the Auteuil viaduct. General Douay had advanced by Auteuil and Passy to the Trocade"ro. There was some fear that the ground was mined. But Ducatel walking some paces in advance of the General, declared that there was nothing to be feared.

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