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[2] Mirabeau et La Marck, ii., p. 47.

[3] Feuillet de Conches, i., p. 352.

[4] Marie Antoinette to Mercy, Feuillet de Conches, i., p. 355.

[5] Ibid., i., p. 365.

[6] Arneth, p. 140.

[7] It is remarkable that he, like one or two of the Girondin party, belonged by birth to the Huguenot persuasion, and Marat had studied medicine at Edinburgh.

[8] The Marquise de Brinvilliers had been executed for poisoning several of her own relations in the reign of Louis XIV.

[9] Madame de Campan, ch. xvii.; Chambrier, ii., p. 12.

[10] He said to La Marck, “Aucun homme seul ne sera capable de ramener les Francais an bon sens, le temps seul peut retablir l’ordre dans les esprits,” etc., etc.—­_ Mirabeau et La Marck_, i., p. 147.

[11] Feuillet de Conches, i., p, 376.

[12] Marie Antoinette to Leopold, date December 11th, 1790, Arneth, p. 143.

CHAPTER XXIX.

[1] The Marshal de Bouille, who was La Fayette’s cousin, says, in October of this year, “L’eveque de Pamiers me fit le tableau de la situation malheureux de ce prince et de la famille royale ... que la rigueur et durete de La Fayette, devenu leur geolier, rendent de jour en jour plus insupportable.”—­Memories de De Bouille, pp. 175, 181.  And in June he had remarked, “Que sa popularite (de La Fayette) dependait plutot de la captivite du roi, qu’il tenait prisonnier, et qui etait sous sa garde, que de sa force personnelle, qui n’avait plus d’autre appui que la milice Parisienne.”

[2] Ibid., p. 130.

[3] The letter to the King of Prussia is given by Lamartine; its date is December 3d, 1790.—­Histoire des Girondins, book v., § 12.

[4] Mercy to Marie Antoinette, from The Hague, December 17th, 1790, Feuillet de Conches, i., p. 398.

[5] Feuillet de Conches, i., p. 401.

[6] Ibid., p. 403, date December 27th, 1790.

[7] “Mirabeau et La Marck,” ii., pp. 57—­61.

[8] Letter to the queen, date February 19th, 1791; “Correspondance de Mirabeau et La Marck,” ii., p. 229.

[9] “Mirabeau et La Marck,” ii., pp. 153, 194, et passim.

[10] “Souvenirs de Quarante Ans,” p. 54.

[11] “Mirabeau aurait prefere que Louis XVI. sortit publiquement, et en roi, M. de Bouille pensait de meme.”—­Mirabeau et La Marck, i., p. 172.

[12] 1789, see ante, p. 256.

[13] Date February 18th, 1791, Feuillet de Conches, i., p. 465.

[14] “Mirabeau et La Marck,” ii., p., 216 date February 3d, 1791.

CHAPTER XXX.

[1] Feuillet de Conches, ii., p. 14, date March 7th.

[2] Arneth, p. 146, letter of the queen to Leopold, February 27th, 1791.

[3] Feuillet de Conches, ii., p. 20, date March 20th, 1791.

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