Sketches of Paris and the Parisians

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Ward and Lock, 1856 - Paris (France) - 368 pages

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Page 182 - I'll give thee this plague for thy dowry : be thou as chaste as ice, as pure as snow, thou shalt not escape calumny.
Page 267 - THE harp that once through Tara's halls The soul of music shed. Now hangs as mute on Tara's walls, As if that soul were fled. — So sleeps the pride of former days, So glory's thrill is o'er, And hearts, that once beat high for praise, Now feel that pulse no more.
Page 120 - Such are the ideas, such the principles, that you have authorised me to apply. May this Constitution give to our country calm and prosperous days ; may it prevent the return of those intestine struggles, in which victory, however legitimate, is always dearly bought; may the sanction which you have given to my efforts be blessed by Heaven. Then, peace will be assured at home and abroad, my ardent hopes will be fulfilled, my mission will be accomplished.
Page 84 - Do not dread the future ; tranquillity will be maintained, come what may. A Government which relies for support on the entire mass of the nation, which has no other motive of action than the public good, and which is animated by that ardent faith which is a sure guide even through a space in which there is no path traced, that Government, I say, will know how to fulfill its mission, for it has in it that right which comes from the people, and that force which comes from God.
Page 119 - If the amendment is not adopted by the Council of State, it cannot be re-submitted to the deliberation of the Legislative Body.
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