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" It is now sixteen or seventeen years since I saw the queen of France, then the dauphiness, at Versailles; and surely never lighted on this orb, which she hardly seemed to touch, a more delightful vision. I saw her just above the horizon, decorating and... "
Reflections on the Revolution in France: And on the Proceedings of Certain ... - Página 77
por Edmund Burke - 1814 - 246 páginas
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Gothic Bodies: The Politics of Pain in Romantic Fiction

Steven Bruhm - 1994 - 181 páginas
...had presented herself in a kind of theatrical glory: "I saw her just above the horizon," he writes, "decorating and cheering the elevated sphere she just...morningstar, full of life, and splendor, and joy" (169). Here the Queen's body was draped, adorned, and, moreover, distanced, bathing in the glory of...
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Signifying Woman: Culture and Chaos in Rousseau, Burke, and Mill

Linda Marie-Gelsomina Zerilli - 1994 - 214 páginas
...and surely never lighted on this orb, which she hardly seemed to touch, a more delightful vision. I saw her just above the horizon, decorating and cheering the elevated sphere she just began to move in,—glittering like the morning-star, full of life, and splendor, and joy. Oh! what a revolution!...
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The Dream that Failed: Reflections on the Soviet Union

Walter Laqueur - 1996 - 248 páginas
...when he had first watched Marie Antoinette: A more delightful vision had never lighted this orb. I saw her just above the horizon decorating and cheering the elevated sphere she began to move in, glittering like the morning star, full of life and splendor and joy. . . . Little...
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The Feminine Sublime: Gender and Excess in Women's Fiction

Barbara Claire Freeman - 1997 - 205 páginas
..."sixteen or seventeen years" earlier, he remarked that he had never seen "a more delightful vision . . . above the horizon, decorating and cheering the elevated...she just began to move in — glittering like the morning star, full of life and splendor and joy" (66). For Burke, Marie Antoinette embodied "the glory...
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Equivocal Beings: Politics, Gender, and Sentimentality in the 1790s ...

Claudia L. Johnson - 2009 - 256 páginas
...and surely never lighted on this orb, which she hardly seemed to touch, a more delightful vision. I saw her just above the horizon, decorating and cheering the elevated sphere she just began to move in,—glittering like the morning-star, full of life, and splendor, and joy. Oh! what a revolution!...
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The Sublime: A Reader in British Eighteenth-Century Aesthetic Theory

Andrew Ashfield, Peter de Bolla - 1996 - 314 páginas
...and surely never lighted on this orb, which she hardly seemed to touch, a more delightful vision. I saw her just above the horizon, decorating and cheering...glittering like the morning-star, full of life, and splendour, and joy. Oh! what a revolution! and what an heart must I have, to contemplate without emotion...
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Modern Political Thought: Readings from Machiavelli to Nietzsche

David Wootton - 1996 - 946 páginas
...and surely never lighted on this orb, which she hardly seemed to touch, a more delightful vision. I morning star, full of life and splendor and joy. Oh! what a revolution! and what a heart must I have...
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Conservatism: An Anthology of Social and Political Thought from David Hume ...

Jerry Z. Muller - 1997 - 450 páginas
...fall, she will fall by no ignoble hand. which she hardly seemed to touch, a more delightful vision. I saw her just above the horizon, decorating and cheering...contemplate without emotion that elevation and that tall! Little did I dream when she added titles of veneration to those of enthusiastic, distant, respectful...
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Women Writers and the Early Modern British Political Tradition

Folger Institute - 1998 - 392 páginas
...and surely never lighted on this orb, which she hardly seemed to touch, a more delightful vision. I saw her just above the horizon, decorating and cheering...sphere she just began to move in glittering like the morning star full of life and splendor and joy. (Reflections, ed. JGA Pocock [Indianapolis: Hackett...
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The British Monarchy and the French Revolution

Marilyn Morris - 1998 - 229 páginas
...and surely never lighted on this orb, which she hardly seemed to touch, a more delightful vision. I saw her just above the horizon, decorating and cheering the elevated sphere she just began to move in,—glittering like the morning-star, full of life, and splendour, and joy. Oh! what a revolution!...
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