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• U if"l T
. t , i It i« pruh.ihU* thai thc
of disquiet have been remove^ l , ...
ui i ^ CAn Wt, drnv cither
ionary age is passing a\vay. * ,, • \
iuuaij b i t> y ,, imrvMUts havt* been to
its necessity, as we look back, or tlw1 1
a considerable degree good. , . ,itY f
... t ,;.,,i his MUCH 111 UUU.KTUl
The different course which rcvoluti1"1 4 . .
11 ... 4 ...^character ami spir-
. , , countries is clue to nauul1 t . '
ational charac- ...... , i A. »» *»*"' *'"«
. , , t .
National charac- ...... , i r;uWA. »» *»*">'
ter as influcncui}; cull historical Or SOCIiU ^ . » M
the course of revolu- ^ nf ^}u: HO,J So ^,
t10115- country did it o;row up . . '
- 11 ,1 *t • • i ,f fr»:c thinking, thc ct«.n>
speak; in all others thc principles ot "*- ?
. r i • T, i *i i ,vuu f*»r political ix'h»nn
trine of human rights, and the detfl'ulu . • . ., ,
, , V i i i,/ thoi social inilttonccs and
were imported, and recommended by1" . , . . 11M
r i - • 1 ^ 1-1 -i. firnt><?P htrthplacc. \V hy
fashions in the country which was its J>1(\ * . *
• i . . i- 4i i ,fnlutn»nary spint art^c ?
was it that in trance the modern rcvf(>luu ' . * . . .
„„ .. ,1 , c. , . „!.* ytjars, Uus spirit bus
Why was it that, after nearly ninety > r \ ,
destroyed so much in order to constt*act M> \"
rp, . f .. , .. . ... :,i Vraiice is due to strv-
The rise of the revolutionary spirit 1U . . . -
1 r\ f tin'SC is that when tho
Revolution-irv <ni- crftl CJIUSCS- OllC of IU •
- , , . •
u t *.- ri • v i\r had dcsin»yod ancient
absolutusm of Lotus XI v' , t ' .
. ... .. , ,, . . .. . rtiMce* that thus the LJOV*
institutions, it put nothing in their pi*1^'* . v»r
. u ii-i ,.ni'thU:ss Lotus XV., antl
ernment became weak under the -\vfl*ul
, , , , , i -ir , .. i , trrench society were wnv
that the brilliant wits who governed* r . t ^- . . ,
M *. 1 1 1- *i i *, • t .i,/" orinciples of free think*
able to leaven public thought with thc F1*" * ...
* A ..I * 1 f- . t *ikcft nito account is that
mg.* Another consideration to be t*H^u * *
,, £ . . , r .* ^itiiit, not lon^ before the
the financial weakness of the govern**1** ' ?, ,
outbreak of thc revolution, rendered it ^ W'M* U>
any movement which miijht arise svitl"11 the c»untry.
example from abroad-our revolution^ ^"M^ m w "ch w«
T ^ , ,t ., 1 • i f i. /.c— irrcatly corroborated
had the sympathy and aid of Fruncc to . /. ,
fi A ,.,. , . . . , . ^/4 lonqrmes for a belter
the political principles and mcru»a*ca , r? . .. * , T
^ ... .. ill TVT . tieu s Spint of the Laws,
constitution awakened by MontescU*1 * T . . *
and animated by Rousseau's social contract. It miRht scc.n
strange that abuses coming duwn ft°m ^ k^ "y"lcm
-Mrpi . , i , , , , .- „ ^^nortjmt auxiliary cause *
ought to be added to these as au itf1*-. -.. , ,. . 7 . t '
Kt,f ^ T- -n i 1 1. - his Old Regime and the
but de Tocqueville has taught us, in * „ 3 ^ . ,
p^^i 4.- 1.1 i. T- 1 i-r ^mn^ under the burdens
Kevolution, that trench life was nr^ lu *» ;•"*
An fi,^ i i i .1 . -tiich this defunct uistitu-
on the land and on the peasantry v
* Guuot, Civ, in Kr.;