Marat was in perfon very diminutive ; his head Defc Hp- difproportionately large ; his complexion livid and **°|J.»« cadaverous, and his countenance Angularly ex- mannm? No au'^ thentic mention is made of his condud in this fitu- ation ; it is therefore reafonable to believe his own reprefentation, that he behaved in fuch a manner as to deferve the approbation of his fuperior officers^ He adds, that he compiled a laborious work, which was much applauded by thofe -who had fccn it, but was fuppreffed by his rather "♦ During his flay in this iiland, he af Tumed the name of Burn^re, derived from an eftate belonging to his fiimily ". At the termination of the war he returned to Marries* France, and addifted himfelf to every fpecies of irre^ gularity. B ^^o ^o^- the fedion was changed, his buft was kicked out of ^^'"^^ the Ptotheon, and by the decree againft premature apotheofes, forbid to be exhibited on the theatre: the eulogium of David is only remembered with contempt, and the fubjed of it is no longer con^ templated but the horror due to his crimes'. This imprifonment took place when Mirabeau was only feventeen years of age, and lafted fifteen months, at the end of which he was liberated at his own earned intercef Eon *'. On being fet at liberty, he obtained a commif Eoa ^etin in the dragoons', and went to ferve in Corfica^ which the French were then employed in fubjugat* ing, and remained there thirteen months. Usage guidelines Google is proud to partner with libraries to digitize public domain materials and make them widely accessible. l UIVAIIO 00UI6C UWMfr mxl AMLfl SN MAf OLEONCOUe CTlii 6lf T0F)0ini Ei Ulie t1, Itif ; : ' Michel lepelletier de saint FARGEAUi THE family of Lqelletier was originally of Maiis^ mu^if^ where records of its eftablifhment were pre- lerved as far back as the year 1508. This innova- tion was too great for him to carry, but he fucceeded in obtaining a fuppreffion of all tortures or fuper- added punifhments, or, to ufe his own phrafe, ^^ re« * Memoire do Jacobinifme^ par Barn vol. The day of the king's ex- ecution, he went to dine at a cof Fee-houfe in th« Jardin de r Egalite. We are told, that the deceafed, at the moment of ex- piring, uttered a fine fentence, which was engraved on his tomb ; but this is very improbable. ^^ ^^^ fpring to the energy of Marat, and the mcreafing afcendancy of his friends Danton and Robefpierre in the public eftimation, enabled him to become additionally confpicuous and obnoxious. Public domain books belong to the public and we are merely their custodians. His father was St judge, and filled that oi Ece with remarkable feve- rity. 34.7« ' Madame Jloland ca Ht him «a poor rich man,** hoamtfii Uett r Uy. Six perfons came from an ad- joining apartment, and one of them faid, " There is ♦* that fcoundrel Lepelletier.** — " My name is Le^. No men- tion was made of it in the firft report of the affair to the convention, and the fidtion was obvioufly calcu- lated to anfwer two views ; to counterad: the im- preffion of the lad wc^ds of the monarch, and to excite fufpidons of the Briflbtines, by the hope they contain, tha( the death of the fp^er would unmq/k the enemies of the republic. EPELLETIER; ^ Fargeau* If he had not fallen^ I would have done ^ a more praife-worthy a£tion, I would have purged ** the country of the regicide, the patricide, the par- ** ricide, Orleans. His publications became more atrocious and fan* guinary j he made no fcruple to recommend the de- uruftion of three hundred thoufand perfons, as j JMay ariftocrats". ventiool not for an obfcure department, where his name was little known, and his vices only appeared in general details, but for Paris, the capital of the ftate, the centre of his crimes, t Jie fcene of all his atrocities; Paris, where it is hardly a figure to fay that the very walls cried out againft him, as a murderer, an incen- diary, and a ruffian more fit for the gibbet than the fenate. Meanwhile, the eledion for the national conven- Bleaed tion were proceeding, the friends of Marat were de- "J^^^^^^^ of tennined to obtain him a feat ; and for what place ! He endeavoured to obtain for malefadors a penod of three days to appeal againft their fentence, or move in arreft of judgment; be aboliihed whipping and branding of criminals, but, on the other hand, he gave to primary aflemblies an undefined power of corredlional punifhment, and inflided four years imprifonment on the perfon who ihould ffarike a public fim^Uonary. ji extcti Sed no fetthcr than to head an outrageousf rabble, and whofe vanity led him to believe no per- fon fo well qualified for the tafk as himfelf, \^2i S de- firous to refolve the whole kingdom mto an im- menfe and lawlefs mob, that by his influence he might perpetuate anarchy.
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