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 Gatekeepers Garden has been fashioned at Jacobins Chare near Blackfriars in Newcastle, with 15 young people involved with the city charity Streetwise having worked on the two-year project.
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.
Synopsis: "Dancing Jacobins: A Venezuelan Genealogy of Latin American Populism" by Rafael Sanchez (Senior Lecturer at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland) traces the populist "monumental governmentality" that began to take shape in Venezuela and other Latin American nations around the time of independence, in response to the insistent return of subaltern populations in the form of crowds.