Speeches Pronounced in the National Assembly of France, Volume 2

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Page xx - I chose out their way, and sat chief, And dwelt as a king in the army, As one that comforteth the mourners.
Page xix - The blessing of him that was ready to perish came upon me: and I caused the widow's heart to sing for joy. I put on righteousness, and it clothed me: my judgment was as a robe and a diadem. I was eyes to the blind, and feet was I to the lame. I was a Esther to the poor and the cause which I knew not I searched out.
Page xix - My root was spread out by the waters, And the dew lay all night upon my branch. My glory was fresh in me, And my bow was renewed in my hand. Unto me men gave ear, and waited, And kept silence at my counsel.
Page xviii - The young men saw me, and hid themselves: And the aged arose, and stood up. The princes refrained talking, And laid their hand on their mouth. The nobles held their peace, And their tongue cleaved to the roof of their mouth. When the ear heard me, then it blessed me; And when the eye saw me, it gave witness to me ; Because I delivered the poor that cried, And the fatherless, and him that had none to help him.
Page 38 - The way to dufty death. Out, out, brief candle ! Life's but a walking fhadow ; a poor player, That ftruts and frets his hour upon the ftage, And then is heard no more : it is a tale Told by an idiot, full of found and fury, Signifying nothing Enter a MESSENGER.
Page 263 - Antiquity' would have raised altars' to that vast and mighty genius, who, for the advantage of human kind, embracing earth and heaven' in his ideas, could tame the rage of thunder' and of despotism'. France', enlightened and free', owes at least some' testimony of remembrance and regret to one of the greatest men who ever served the cause of philosophy
Page 262 - The representatives' of nations should recommend to public homage, only those who have been the heroes of humanity*. paying' that tribute of veneration to one of the fathers of her constitution*. Were it not worthy of us', gentlemen, to join* in the same religious act, to pay our...
Page 187 - The formulary of the declaration of war, and of the treaties of peace, shall be, on the part of the king of the French, and in the name of the nation.
Page xx - Unto me men gave ear, and waited, And kept silence at my counsel. After my words they spake not again ; And my speech dropped upon them. And they waited for me as for the rain ; And they opened their mouth wide as for the latter rain.

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