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July 28 2014, 02:17 PM

July 28 2014, 02:09 PM

Couthon was the first beheaded, Robespierre the last but one. He lay for half an hour on the ground, exhausted by hunger and loss of blood, his torn coat knotted round his bare shoulders, hearing the cheers of the crowd, the thud of the falling blade: half conscious, he was at last hustled up the steps, and strapped to the board: the executioner, to bare his neck, stripped the bandage from his jaw; and all his eloquence ended in an irrepressible cry of pain.

 - JM Thompson, Robespierre (via crookedsin)

July 28 2014, 02:08 PM

Robespierre : Gouverner la République (10 mai 1793) - Grands moments d'éloquence - Histoire - Assemblée nationale 

jacobinisme:

Donner au gouvernement la force nécessaire pour que les citoyens respectent toujours les droits des citoyens, et faire en sorte que le gouvernement ne puisse jamais les violer lui-même, voilà, à mon avis, le double problème que le législateur doit chercher à résoudre. Le premier me paraît très facile: quant au second, on serait tenté de le regarder comme insoluble, si l’on ne consultait que les événements passés et présents sans remonter à leurs causes.”

July 28 2014, 02:08 PM

La mort de Robespierre ou l’élan de l’égalité brisé 

July 28 2014, 02:08 PM

July 28 2014, 01:51 PM

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XXII

UN GRAND MARTYR

La mort ! Ce dénouement n’a rien qui l’épouvante.
Il sait bien qu’il ne peut survivre à la tourmente.
Malgré lui, cependant, il osait entrevoir
L’éventualité d’un avenir moins noir.
Lui, réputé si froid, si rongé d’atrabile,
Eut pourtant, en sa vie, une touchante idylle.
Vivant en plein milieu des partis enragés,
Criblé de mille coups contre lui dirigés,
Un grand bonheur lui vint. Une famille honnête
L’accueillit, l’admira, l’aima comme un prophète.
Le menuisier Duplay, son épouse encor plus,
Sont à genoux devant ses civiques vertus.
A l’envi, les enfants, jeunes filles charmantes,
Pour le frère adoptif se montrent avenantes.
De la maison Duplay la grâce et la bonté
Firent pour Robespierre, un asile enchanté,
Où, fatigué du jour, le soir, assis à table,
S’éclairait sa figure, ailleurs si redoutable.
De gens simples et bons la douce intimité,
Pour lui, rien ne primait cette félicité.
Il aimait les enfants : souvent ceux [celui] de Camille
Avaient eu ses baisers. La plus petite fille
Des filles de Duplay, – gentil, léger lutin, –
L’égayait, le touchait de son charme enfantin,
Grimpait sur ses genoux, lui prenait les oreilles,
Et posait sur son front ses deux lèvres vermeilles.

 - François Morise, La France et l’Europe : poème historique, 1905, première partie. (via montagnarde1793)

July 28 2014, 01:35 PM

Eighteenth-Century Fiction 

eighteenthcenturyfiction:

A pretty big change will happen gradually over the next 8 weeks at Eighteenth-Century Fiction journal: the online reviewing portal will transfer from “Digital Commons at McMaster University” to “OJS at the University of Toronto Press.” Do feel free to submit your articles for the editors’ consideration at the new online reviewing portal:

http://ecf.utpjournalsreview.com/index.php/ecf/index
You will have to sign up in order to submit a manuscript, as was the case with Digital Commons.

July 28 2014, 01:24 PM

And the next day Paris went crazy with joy. Never had the streets looked more gay, more crowded. The windows were filled with spectators; the very roofs were crowded with an eager, shouting throng.

The seventeen hours of agony were ended. The tyrant was a fallen, broken man, maimed, dumb, bullied and insulted. Aye! He, how yesterday was the Chosen of the People, the Messenger of the Most High, now sat, or rather lay, in the tumbril, with broken jaw, eyes closed, spirit already wandering on the shores of the Styx; insulted, railed at, cursed—aye, cursed!—by every woman, reviled by every child.

The end came at four in the afternoon, in the midst of acclamations from a populace drunk with gladness—acclamations which found their echo in the whole of France, and have never ceased to re-echo to this day.

 - Baroness Orczy, The Triumph of the Scarlet Pimpernel

July 28 2014, 01:21 PM

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1. The Ice Is Getting Thinner by Death Cab For Cutie / 2. Eyes Wide Open by Gotye / 3. Parachute (Acoustic) by Ingrid Michaelson / 4. I’m Not Calling You A Liar by Florence + The Machine / 5. Heavy In Your Arms by Florence + The Machine / 6. I Gave You All by Mumford & Sons / 7. I Will Follow You Into the Dark by Death Cab For Cutie / 8. After the Storm by Mumford & Sons
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1. The Ice Is Getting Thinner by Death Cab For Cutie / 2. Eyes Wide Open by Gotye / 3. Parachute (Acoustic) by Ingrid Michaelson / 4. I’m Not Calling You A Liar by Florence + The Machine / 5. Heavy In Your Arms by Florence + The Machine / 6. I Gave You All by Mumford & Sons / 7. I Will Follow You Into the Dark by Death Cab For Cutie / 8. After the Storm by Mumford & Sons

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July 28 2014, 12:58 PM

The execution of Maximilien Robespierre, depicted in the 1989 film La Revolution Francaise