Liberty: Mme Roland


O Liberty! Liberty! how many crimes are committed in thy name!

Madame Roland. (1754–1793)

Thomas B. Macaulay: Essay on Mirabeau.
The illustration via Wikimedia  is an engraving, by Fred Barnard,  in Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities, the mob in Paris dancing La Carmagnole.In his second expose of the grim realities behind the slogan “Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity,” Fred Barnard realises the moment at which Lucie Manette finds herself entrapped in a bacchanal near the prison of La Force where she has been visiting her husband in “The Wood-Sawyer” in Dickens’s A Tale of Two Cities, Book 3, chap. v, originally in the November 1859 monthly number.

About layanglicana

Author of books on Calcutta, Delhi and Dar es Salaam, I am now blogging as a lay person about the Church of England and the Anglican Communion. I am also blogging about the effects of World War One on the village of St Mary Bourne, Hampshire.
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