Jacobins


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Jacobins

A club patronised by radicals, hence a catch-all term for extreme Revolutionaries. They opposed the Girondins in the National Assembly and gained control.
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Noirtier de Villefort, one of the most fiery Jacobins of the French Revolution; that is to say, he had the most remarkable audacity, seconded by a most powerful organization -- a man who has not, perhaps, like yourself seen all the kingdoms of the earth, but who has helped to overturn one of the greatest; in fact, a man who believed himself, like you, one of the envoys, not of God, but of a supreme being; not of providence, but of fate.
I knew many French gentlemen during our war, and they all appeared to me to be men of great humanity and goodness of heart; but these Jacobins are as blood thirsty as bull-dogs.
Yes, sir,” returned Marmaduke, “the Jacobins of France seem rushing from one act of licentiousness to an other, They continue those murders which are dignified by the name of executions.
Madame Defarge returned to her counter to get the wine, and, as he took up a Jacobin journal and feigned to pore over it puzzling out its meaning, he heard her say, "I swear to you, like Evremonde
After a silence of a few moments, during which they all looked towards him without disturbing his outward attention from the Jacobin editor, they resumed their conversation.
The vicomte who was meeting him for the first time saw clearly that this young Jacobin was not so terrible as his words suggested.
But if we were a Republic - you know I am an old Jacobin, sans-culotte and terrorist - if this were a real Republic with the Convention sitting and a Committee of Public Safety attending to national business, you would all get your heads cut off.
The Jacobin has the feathers so much reversed along the back of the neck that they form a hood, and it has, proportionally to its size, much elongated wing and tail feathers.
Quatrain composed for the gates of a market to he erected upon the site of the Jacobin Club House at Paris.
The use of the terms "left" and "right" goes back to the French Revolution, when the Jacobins sat on the left of the National Assembly.
Drawing upon a rich collection of archival and other primary source materials, Professor Horne deftly weaves together a disparate array of voices ranging from world leaders and diplomats, to slaveholders and white abolitionists, to the freedom fighters he terms Black Jacobins.