HISTORICAL EPOCHS OF THE FRENCH REVOLUTION
Translated from the French of H. Goudemetz,
A French clergyman emigrant in England.
DEDICATED, BY PERMISSION, TO
His royal highness the duke of York,
By the Rev. Dr. Randolph.
To which is SUBJOINED, with considerable additions,
The third edition of the Judgment and Execution Of
Louis XVI. King of France;
With A list of the members of the national convention,
Who voted for and against his death;
And the names of many of
the most considerable sufferers
the course of the French revolution, distinguished according
to their principles.
Bath, printed by R. CRUTTWELL for
and sold by C. Dilly, poultry, London: The booksellers of Bath, &c.
To his royal highness the duke of York.
with the design of serving an amiable and worthy man, I have
availed myself of your Royal Highness’s permission to dedicate to you the translation of a work, which, as a faithful narrative of events, wants no additional comment to make it interesting. A detail of facts, in which your Royal Highness, in behalf of your country, has been so honourably engaged, may not prove unwelcome in aid of recollection; and a detail of facts, built on the experimental horrors of popular power, and which, proceeding from the wildness of theory to the madness of practice, has swept away every vestige of civil polity, and would soon leave neither law nor religion in the world, cannot, either in point of instruction or warning, be unreasonably laid before my fellow-citizens at large.
Under the sanction, therefore, Sir, of your illustrious name, I willingly commit to them this memorial. And if an innocent victim of oppression should thus derive a small, though painful, subsistence from a plain and publick (sic) recital of his country’s crimes, I shall be abundantly repaid for the little share I may have had in bringing it into notice; and by the opportunity it affords me of subscribing myself
Your ever grateful and devoted humble servant,