But the permanent interest of his thirty years of political life consists chiefly in his share in the three great questions, roughly successive in time, of what may be called England's foreign policy, namely the treatment of the English colonies in America, the treatment of the native population of the English empire in India, and the attitude of England toward the French Revolution
. In dealing with the first two of these questions Burke spoke with noble ardor for liberty and the rights of man, which he felt the English government to be disregarding.
One bright morning, as Rose sat down to begin a fat volume entitled "History of the French Revolution
," expecting to come to great grief over the long names, Mac, who was lumbering about the room like a blind bear, stopped her by asking abruptly
Nor could there have been a war had there been no English intrigues and no Duke of Oldenburg, and had Alexander not felt insulted, and had there not been an autocratic government in Russia, or a Revolution in France and a subsequent dictatorship and Empire, or all the things that produced the French Revolution
, and so on.
The hideous but beneficent French Revolution
would have been deferred, or would have fallen short of completeness, or even might not have happened at all, if Marie Antoinette had made the unwise mistake of not being born.
Then came the French Revolution
and the Napoleonic Wars, and the poets sang new songs.
He did not want to talk about the French Revolution
What did love have to do with Ruth's divergent views on art, right conduct, the French Revolution
, or equal suffrage?
The French Revolution
, for example, abolished feudal property in favour of bourgeois property.
Half of the money went to the French Revolution
, half to purchase Lord Gaunt's Marquisate and Garter--and the remainder--" but it forms no part of our scheme to tell what became of the remainder, for every shilling of which, and a great deal more, little Tom Eaves, who knows everybody's affairs, is ready to account.
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.
 In August 1791, as a consequence of the French Revolution
, the black slaves and mulattoes on Haiti rose in revolt against the whites, and in the period of turmoil that followed enormous cruelties were practised by both sides.
But the thin, piping tones swelled a hundred years later into the sullen roar of the French Revolution
, and civilization to this day is quivering to the reverberations of his voice.