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The Mirror Monthly Magazine. (Paperback) Loot Price: R540
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The Mirror Monthly Magazine. (Paperback): Percy B. St. John

The Mirror Monthly Magazine. (Paperback)

Percy B. St. John

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1848 Excerpt: ... young man's room, Saint Just threw his clothes on a chair, and disposed himself for sleep. "'What do you do?' said Robespierre to him. "'I go to bed, ' replied Saint Just. "'What you think of sleeping on such a night ' cried Robespierre. 'Do you not hear the tocsin? Do you not know that this night will, perhaps, be the last for thousands of your fellow creatures, who are men at the moment in which you fall asleep, and who will be corpses when you waken?' "'Alas ' answered Saint Just. 'I know that there will be a massacre this night. I deplore it. I wish I were powerful enough to be enabled to moderate the conflicts of a people which debates between death and liberty; but say not so. And besides, after all, those who will be sacrificed this night are not friends to our ideas. Adieu.' "Thus saying, he fell asleep. "The next morning, at daybreak, Saint Just, on awaking, saw Robespierre, who was walking with disturbed steps in the chamber, and who, from time to time, pressed his brow against the glass of the window, looking for the daylight in the sky, and listening to the noise in the street. Saint Just, astonished to see his friend so early in the same place, cried out--"' What has brought you here so soon to-day?' "' What has brought me?' answered Robespierre. 'Do you think that I have returned?' "'What, then, you have not been to sleep V inquired Saint Just. "' Sleep?' replied Robespierre; "Sleep? while hundreds of assassins massacre thousands of victims, and while blood, both pure and impure, runs like water in the streets. Oh, no ' continued he, in a gloomy voice, and with a Sardonic smile on his lips, 'no, I did not go to bed. I watched, like remorse or crime. Yes, I was weak enough not to go to sleep, but Danton--He Slept.'" This anecdote, given on good...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: Percy B. St. John
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 16mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 298
ISBN-13: 978-1-151-00888-6
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-151-00888-5
Barcode: 9781151008886

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