Remarkable Women of Different Nations and Ages

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J.P. Jewett, 1858 - 316 pagina's
Beatrice Cenci -- Charlotte Corday -- Joanna Southcott -- Jemimah Wilkinson -- Madame Ursinus -- Madame Gottfried -- Mdlle. Clairon -- Harriet Mellon -- Mdlle. Lenormand -- Angelica Kauffmann -- Mary Baker -- Pope Joan --Joan of Arc.
 

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Pagina 67 - The sealed of the Lord — the Elect precious, Man's Redemption, to Inherit the Tree of Life. To be made Heirs of God, and Joint heirs with Jesus Christ.
Pagina 102 - God hath chosen the weak things of this world to confound the things which are mighty...
Pagina 53 - Since the 31st of May, when the deputies of the people were arrested. I have killed one man to save a hundred thousand. I was a republican long before the Revolution.
Pagina 83 - And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul : neither said any of them that aught of the things which he possessed was his own } but they had all things common.
Pagina 43 - I am just arrived from Caen, and have secrets to disclose to you most important for the safety of the republic. Besides, I am persecuted for the cause of liberty ; I am unhappy, and that I am so should give me a claim on your patriotism.
Pagina 55 - This young stranger was Adam Lux, a German republican, sent to Paris by the revolutionists of Mayence, to concert the movements of Germany with those of France, in the common cause of human reason and the liberty of the people. His eyes followed Charlotte until she disappeared amidst the gens d'armes beneath the arch of the stairs.
Pagina 38 - ... by the hand of the executioner. The monster, ,it was said, had already written the lists of proscription, and counted the number of heads which were necessary for his suspicions and his vengeance. Two thousand five hundred victims were marked out in Lyons, three thousand at Marseilles, twenty-eight thousand at Paris, and three hundred thousand in Brittany and Calvados. The name of Marat caused a shudder like the mention of death.
Pagina 290 - ... ashes of the English ramparts, stained with the blood of their defenders, were the trophy of this victory. Joan returned triumphant, though wounded in the foot by an arrow. She was losing blood, without taking either food or drink, because she had sworn to fast on that day for the sake of the people. Dunois and his lieutenants thought they had done enough in clearing one bank of the river. " No, no," said Joan, " you have been to your council, and I have been to mine ; believe me, the advice...
Pagina 58 - ... unearthly brilliancy. Robespierre, Danton, and Camille Desmoulins, had placed themselves on her passage, to gaze on her; for all those who anticipated assassination were curious to study in her features the expression of that fanaticism which might threaten them on the morrow. She resembled celestial vengeance appeased and transfigured, and from time to time she seemed to seek a glance of intelligence on which her eye could rest. Adam Lux awaited the cart at the entrance of the Rue St.
Pagina 301 - My good friends and my dear children, I tell you of a surety there is a man who has sold me; I am betrayed, and shall soon be given up to death. Pray to God for me, I beseech you; for I shall no longer be able to serve my king or the noble realm of France.

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