The French Revolution Tested by Mirabeau's Career: Twelve Lectures on the History of the French Revolution, Delivered at the Lowell Institute, Boston, Mass - Vol. 2

The French Revolution Tested by Mirabeau's Career: Twelve Lectures on the History of the French Revolution, Delivered at the Lowell Institute, Boston, Mass - Vol. 2

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The French Revolution Tested by Mirabeau's Career: Twelve Lectures on the History of the French Revolution, Delivered at the Lowell Institute, Boston, Mass - Vol. 2

The French Revolution Tested by Mirabeau's Career: Twelve Lectures on the History of the French Revolution, Delivered at the Lowell Institute, Boston, Mass - Vol. 2

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At the solemn opening of the States-General, as we heard Mirabeau say, "they were drunk with the desire to applaud, and they applauded unto satiety." As to one man, however, the assembly made an exception. Gouverneur Morris, who was present, reports, that when Mirabeau entered, he was "hissed." The days came when he was more thunderingly applauded than any one else, but at the same time hissing never ceased, and it is still continued, I am tempted to say, not only in France, but by France. Not to applaud him is . . .

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