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" It looks to me as if I were in a great crisis, not of the affairs of France alone, but of all Europe, perhaps of more than Europe. All circumstances taken together, the French revolution is the most astonishing that has hitherto happened in the world. "
A letter to ... Edmund Burke ... in reply to his Appeal from the new to the ... - Page 4
by George Rous - 1791 - 126 pages
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Rights of Man: Being an Answer to Mr. Burke's Attack on the French ...

Thomas Paine - France - 1892 - 279 pages
...progress. He only expresses his wonder. "It looks," says he, "to me as if I were in a great crisis, not of the affairs of France alone, but of all Europe, perhaps of more than Europe. All circumstances taken together, the French Revolution is the most astonishing that has hitherto happened...
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Writings and Speeches, Volume 3

Edmund Burke - Great Britain - 1901
...not confine myself to them. Is it possible I should ? It looks to me as if I were in a great crisis, not of the affairs of France alone, but of all Europe, perhaps of more than Europe. All circumstances taken together, the French Revolution is the most astonishing that has hitherto happened...
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University Chronicle, Volume 1

United States - 1898
...Revolution. "It looks to me," he said in the Reflections, written in 1790, "as if I were in a great crisis, not of the affairs of France alone, but of all Europe, perhaps of more than Europe." Bonaparte's campaigns in Syria and Egypt, and the sale of Louisiana to the United States, attest the...
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Life and Writings of Thomas Paine, Volume 4

Thomas Paine - 1908
...progress. He only expresses his wonder. " It looks," says he, " to me as if I were in a great crisis, not of the affairs of France alone, but of all Europe, perhaps of more than Europe. All circumstances taken together, the French Revolution is the most astonishing that has hitherto happened...
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The Harvard Classics, Volume 24

Charles William Eliot - Literature - 1909
...not confine myself to them. Is it possible I should? It appears to me as if I were in a great crisis, not of the affairs of France alone, but of all Europe, perhaps of more than Europe. All circumstances taken together, the French Revolution is the most astonishing that has hitherto happened...
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The Great Tradition: A Book of Selections from English and American Prose ...

Edwin Almiron Greenlaw, James Holly Hanford - American literature - 1919 - 679 pages
...not confine myself to them. Is it possible I should? It looks to me as if I were in a great crisis, lav All circumstances taken together, the French revolution is the most astonishing that has hitherto happened...
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Romantic Correspondence: Women, Politics and the Fiction of Letters

Mary A. Favret - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 284 pages
...mind, with very little attention to formal method ... It looks to me as if I were in a great crisis, not of the affairs of France alone, but of all Europe, perhaps of more than Europe. In viewing this monstrous tragi-comic scene, the most opposite passions necessarily succeed, and sometimes...
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The Useful Cobbler: Edmund Burke and the Politics of Progress

James Conniff - Political Science - 1994 - 363 pages
...unique and novel event. In the Reflections, he wrote, "it appears to me as if I were in a great crisis, not of the affairs of France alone, but of all Europe, perhaps of more than Europe. All circumstances taken together, the French Revolution is the most astonishing that has hitherto happened...
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Signifying Woman: Culture and Chaos in Rousseau, Burke, and Mill

Linda Marie-Gelsomina Zerilli - Literary Criticism - 1994 - 214 pages
...if I were in a great crisis," wrote Burke as he asked the reader to forgive his emotional rhetoric, "not of the affairs of France alone, but of all Europe, perhaps of more than Europe" (21—22). To consider the writer's coding of a crisis that was at once psychic and political, I now...
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Wollstonecraft: A Vindication of the Rights of Men and a Vindication of the ...

Mary Wollstonecraft, Hints ... - History - 1995 - 349 pages
...seasoned? Had the constitution of France * Page 11. 'It looks to me as if I were in a great crisis, not of the affairs of France alone but of all Europe, perhaps of more than Europe. All circumstances taken together, the French revolution is the most astonishing that has hitherto happened...
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