Englishmen in the French Revolution

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Englishmen in the French Revolution  (1889) 
by John Goldworth Alger
(transcription project)


ENGLISHMEN


in the


FRENCH REVOLUTION.


by

JOHN G. ALGER,

author of "the new paris sketch book."


LONDON:
SAMPSON LOW, MARSTON, SEARLE & RIVINGTON,
limited,
St. Dunstan's House,
fetter lane, fleet street, e.c.
1889.

Ballantyne Press
ballantyne, hanson and co.
edingburgh and london


CONTENTS.


v

I.
DELIVERANCE TO CAPTIVES.

Lord Massareene—Capt. Whyte—Playfair—Blackwell—H.
 Priestley—Lord Liverpool—Dr. Rigby—Macdonagh—
 Rutledge
1

II.
AT THE EMBASSY.

Duke of Dorset—Lord R. Fitzgerald—Earl Gower—Huskisson
 —Gem—Warner—Lindsay—Monro—Somers—Elliot.
23

III.
AT THE BAR OF THE ASSEMBLY.

Pigott—Watt—Cooper—Paul Jones—Gay—Burns—Anderson
—Mrs. Freeman Shepherd—Potter—Lydia Kirkham 
37

IV.
ENTHUSIASTS.

Stone—Helen Williams—Mary Wollstonecraft—Oswald—
 Christle
61

V.
OUTLAWS AND CONSPIRATORS.

Paine—Vaughan—Mair—Perry—British Club 81

VI.
IMMIGRANTS AND EMIGRANTS.

Palmerston—Insults and Ovations—Clarkson—Wordsworth—
 Fugitives—Cobbett—Edgeworth
103

VII.
PRISONERS.

Anglophobia—Ex-royal mistresses—Luttrell—Pit's kinsmen—
 Pamphleteers—Kilmaine—Nunneries and Colleges
139

VIII.
THE GUILLOTINED.

Dillon—Ward—O'Moran—Newton—Delany—Chambly—
 Macdonald—O'Brennan—The Cemetry
169

IX.
TERRORISTS.

Grieve—Arthur—Rose—James—Duroure—Kavanagh 185

X.
IN THE PROVINCES.

Smith—Badger—Warburton—O'Sullivan—Bulkeley—Jane—
 Grey—Elizabeth Plunkett—Mrs. Thicknesse—Baron de
 Bode—Colleges and Nunneries—Manufacturers
203

XI.
AFTER THE TERROR.

Swinburne—Malmesbury—Prisoners of War—Anglomania—
 Sir Sidney Smith—Wright—Barclay—Mrs. Dayrell
225

XII.
PARIS RE-OPENED.

Fox—Rogers—Erskine—Mackintosh—Bentham—Romilly—
 Kemble—Watt—Aberdeen—High Life—Treasure-seekers
239

XIII.
NAPOLEON'S CAPTIVES.

Elgin—Yarmouth—Liberations—Refugees—Life at
 Verdun—Release
257
Conclusion 285




APPENDIX.

A. Letter of Sir W. Codrington 291
B. Narrative of Paris Benedictine Nuns 300
C. Narrative of Cambray Benedictine Nuns 310
D. Capt. Whyte, the Bastille Prisoner 333
E. List of Prisoners in 1793 334
F. List of Prisoners in 1803 354
Index of Names 359

NOTE.

∵ I am much indebted to the Proprietors of the Edinburgh Review for permission to incorporate in this book two articles which appeared in that journal in October 1887 and July 1888, and which form a considerable portion of chapters 1 to 9. I am also under obligations to Sir W. Codrington, Bart., and to the Rev. W. Forbes Leith, S. J., for unpublished narratives given in the Appendix; Mr. W. W. Vaughan has favoured me with information respecting his ancestor; and I have courteously been allowed to make researches at the Record Office, at the Hotel des Archives, Paris, and at the Paris Prefecture of Police.

This work was published before January 1, 1923, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.