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The Female Revolutionary Plutarch: Containing Biographical, Historical, and ...
Lewis Goldsmith,Lewis Stewarton
Попередній перегляд недоступний - 2016
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Сторінка 147 - She surpassed his hopes by her proficiency in the sciences and languages ; and, in her short visits to some relations at Lausanne, the wit, the beauty, and erudition of Mademoiselle Curchod were the theme of universal applause. The report of such a prodigy awakened my curiosity ; I saw and loved. I found her learned without pedantry, lively in conversation, pure in sentiment, and elegant in manners; and the first sudden emotion was fortified by the habits and knowledge of a more familiar acquaintance.
Сторінка 147 - A rich banker of Paris, a citizen of Geneva, had the good fortune and good sense to discover and possess this inestimable treasure; and in the capital of taste and luxury she resisted the temptations of wealth, as she had sustained the hardships of indigence. The genius of her husband has exalted him to the most conspicuous station in Europe. In every change of prosperity and disgrace he has reclined on the bosom of a faithful friend; and Mademoiselle Curchod is now the wife of M. Necker...
Сторінка 146 - Curchod were embellished by the virtues and talents of the mind. Her fortune was humble but her family was respectable. Her mother, a native of France, had preferred her religion to her country. The profession of her father did not extinguish the moderation and philosophy of his temper, and he lived content with a small salary and laborious duty in the obscure lot of...
Сторінка 147 - Grassy soon afterwards died ; his stipend died with him : his daughter retired to Geneva, where, by teaching young ladies, she earned a hard subsistence for herself and her mother ; but in her lowest distress she maintained a spotless reputation, and a dignified behaviour.
Сторінка 250 - Buonaparte, the general of the French Republic, according to the principles of liberty, is now arrived ; and the Almighty, the Lord of both worlds, has sealed the destruction of the Beys.
Сторінка 75 - Slumbering beneath'a roof of poignards, this monarch, bound by the ties of an unnatural alliance, can neither break them, nor suffer them to remain unbroken without danger: can neither make peace nor support war. His allies are his scourges, his enemies are his protectors. He would cease to be a king were the English to cease being victorious.
Сторінка 447 - State ; together with the Advantages they possess for several Branches of Industry, and the Means by which they may be improved.
Сторінка 437 - From the presence of the odious Dumas, and with a fixed determination to quit a life that was now become hateful to her, Madame Lavergne repaired to the hall of the tribunal, and mixing with the crowd, waited in silence...
Сторінка 266 - God, the father of mercies, has designed to grant us in France. You know with what zeal, with what pious ardour, the French people have in our person revered the supreme pastor of the catholic church. That which you have been apprised of, far from surpassing, even falls short of the truth. It is beyond the powers of language to express the love, the zeal, and the external veneration, which the people of France bear towards religion.