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George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 5, 13th edition. 4 0 Browse Search
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assembled, the government was that of absolute monarchy, controlled by no national representation, or independent judiciary, or political institution. The royal power, says its apologist and admirer, Sans representation nationale dune, sans aucun corps ou institution politique quelconque qui putle controler, le pouvoir royal tournoit inajestueusernent dans l'orbite de ses facult;s illimitees. Al'aspect d'un tel bonheur, qui auroit pu croire, &c., &c. Muriel: Gouvernement de Charles III. Roi d'espagne. Introduction, 9. moved majestically in the orbit of its unlimited faculties. The individual to whom these prerogatives were confided, was the bigoted, ignorant, kindly Charles III. A fond husband, a gentle master, really wishing well to his subjects, he had never read a book, not even in his boyhood with his teachers. He indulged systematically his passion for the chase, crossing half his kingdom to hunt a wolf; and chronicling his achievements as a sportsman. He kept near his
the people as little as he loved the Sorbonne. The complaisant courtier of sovereigns and ministers, he could even stand and wait for smiles at the toilet of the French king's mistress, or prostrate himself in flattery before the Semiramis of the north; willing to shut his eyes on the sorrows of the masses, if the great would but favor men of letters. He it was, and not an English poet, that praised George the First of England as a sage and a hero who ruled the universe by his virtues; Au Roi d'angleterre, George ler, en lui envoyant la tragedie d'oedipe. he could address Louis the chap. II.} 1763. Fifteenth as a Trajan; and when the French king took a prostitute for his associate, it was the aged Voltaire who extolled the monarch's mistress as an adorable Egeria. Voltaire à Madame la Comtesse du Barri, 20 Juin, 1773. The populace which has its hands to live by, such are the words, and such the sentiments of Voltaire, and as he believed of every landholder, the people has nei