montagnarde1793: (Augustin)

There are now 1 1/2 books on Le Bas. (I guess I can't call the original "That Book About Le Bas" any more. "That Book Entirely About Le Bas," perhaps? I mean, there's a lot about Robespierre and Saint-Just and the Duplays in there too, so it's not entirely accurate, but close enough, right?)

...Remind me to buy that book as soon as I get to France. Not that I'll likely need it. I'll probably be in something of a book-buying frenzy. >.>;

I guess this means Augustin now also has 1 1/2 books about him (unless there are others I don't know about). Interesting. I'm glad someone's writing about them, poor neglected things.

Apologies, Le Bas, for not using my icon of you, but I never have an opportunity to use this one... Next time.


Thursday, 5 November 2009 12:37
montagnarde1793: (babet/lebas)

...I feel bad: I was going to post about Le Bas's birthday yesterday, but I completely forgot. D: As of yesterday he's 245.

Joyeux anniversaire, Le Bas !

(More of That Book About Le Bas will hopefully be forthcoming.)

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In which �lisabeth and Le Bas are finally married. )

[2] National Archives, A. B., XIX, 179 (gift of Le Bas).

[3] National Archives, A. B., XIX, 179 (gift of Le Bas).

[4] Collection Le Bas.

[5] Excerpt from the Minutes of the Convention, XIX, p. 136.

[6] The famous painter.

[7] Among the decisions of the Committee of General Security ordering coercive measures, I have found very few bearing Le Bas’s signature. (See notably National Archives., F74435.)

[8] Louis Blanc: History of the Revolution, IV, page 376.


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Chapter IX, Part I )

[2] Duquesnoy and Le Bas’s projects have been conserved by the Le Bas family.

[3] In this passage, Duquesnoy affirmed “the cowardice of most officers.”

[4] Duquesnoy ended by these words: “I am not surprised that in an engagement the soldier whose officer is absent, drunk, or cowardly, abandons himself to flight,” and he added another paragraph to say: “It seems that the officers of this army are uniquely destined but to wallow in debauchery…”

[5] More solemn, Duquesnoy had written: “I would be truly guilty in the eyes of the entire nation if I did not use the power which it has delegated to me to punish crimes which would necessarily bring about its ruin.”

[6] Duquesnoy had put “I will discern the penalty of destitution.”

[7] Duquesnoy’s project, still more solemn, added this peroration: “Reflect, citizen officers: glory awaits you, or opprobrium.” 

[8] These letters are addressed “to the citoyenne Élisabeth Duplay, at the home of the citoyen Duplay, cabinetmaker, n°366, Rue Saint-Honoré.” (National Archives, AB XIX 179; they were left there, in 1878, by M. Léon Le Bas.)

[9] Id.

[10] V. Charavay: General correspondence of Carnot, II, page 447.

[11] Original handwriting of Le Bas; National Archives AF II, 233, n°270.

[12] Id., n°166.

[13] Id., n°169.

[14] See their letter to the Historical Archives of the Ministry of War (Army of the North, 11 August 1793). It is written in Le Bas’s hand.

                See too the decrees of a particular order made by the representatives in the first fifteen days of August, in the National Archives (AF, II, 131, plaquette 1004), notably that secularizing the personnel of the hospital of Bailleul, then composed of “Black Nuns,” and that suspending the general Chalain, and replacing him provisionally by the general Ferrand.

And, in other Le Bas-related news, on Google Books, I found a few more basic facts (which, however, need to be taken with a grain of salt--you'll see why) in Charles Nauroy's Le curieux, vol. 2:

In French. )

[2] Voir cette note dans la traduction anglaise.

[3] Évidemment, il s’agit d’une confusion avec le tombeau de sa sœur Éléonore, Élisabeth n’étant morte qu’en 1859.


In English translation. )

[2] Translator’s note: One appreciates the gesture (given whom the baby was obviously named after), but what a place to be born!

[3] Translator’s note: Clearly a confusion with her sister Éléonore’s grave; Élisabeth died in 1859.

montagnarde1793: (maximebust)

For 9-10 Thermidor I figured it would be better not only to grieve - though I did plenty of that, and wore black - but to do something productive. So I worked on proofreading my translation of Gallo's Open Letter, and finished translating the chapters on Thermidor from That Book About Le Bas (which you'll get in order; I still need to post earlier chapters first). 

I will, however, post the chant funèbre from that same Book About Le Bas, just because it's suitably depressing.

Also, this isn't really related to anything, but I got contact lenses today. They are very annoying and tedious to put in and take out, so I really hope having them will be worth it in the long run...

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Wednesday, 23 April 2008 16:03
montagnarde1793: (sans-culottes)
Oh random ellipses employed by Google search, how I love you:
Maximilien François Marie Isidore de Robespierre (; May 6 1758–July 28 1794) .... would later marry Philippe Le Bas of the Committee of General Security), ... - 45k - Cached - Similar pages - Note this

...I think that would disappoint quite a few people. XD

Another rather disconcerting thing I found doing random internet searches for calumnies of other Robespierristes, aside from Maxime and Saint-Just, (I'm really quite masochistic, as you can see) is really just... well, I don't know what to make of it. See for yourselves. Doesn't that seem like an odd book? And I can't find anything else on it...

Oh, and it's my birthday. To clarify, it's my 17th birthday. Sorry for any misunderstandings to the contrary. >__>
montagnarde1793: (rousseau)

I really did have very bizarre dreams last night--not at all in the same way as last time though. For one thing, they were in color and they didn't seem to have the actors from LTelV. It was still very creepy though, because it was as if I had tuned into Dantoniste World. Maxime and Éléonore were still there, as I've never had a dream about the Revolution without them, but the only other people in it were Dantonistes. And they were all doing very random things, like:

There was one part of it in which Desmoulins was doing a rather convincing rabbit imitation. (You know, the hopping and the nose twitching and all...) Presumably this was for the benefit of the several small children that had latched on to him (I'm assuming they were Horace and the probably Danton's kids, but you never know O.O).

There was another part where they were all outside on this big pavillion decked with tricolor ribbons and they were all taking turns dancing to this very lively fiddling. (As I remember, it was Danton and his wife--not sure which one--first, then the Desmoulins, then Maxime and Éléonore...) I'm not sure what they were all doing there together without the rest of the Montagne: it was very creepy. And then when Maxime and Éléonore were dancing, Fabre d'Églantine came and sat with the Desmoulins and started singing "Il pleut bergère," which didn't at all go with the music that was being played for the dancing. But they seemed *really* fascinated by his singing nonetheless--to the point that they were gaping at him in wonder. O.o;

And then there was another part that was much more cute, but didn't make any more sense. Maxime and Éléonore were riding somewhere in a coach (I really have no idea where or why) and they were obviously talking about something very important--I think it might have been something about the Dantonistes, in the time leading up to their arrest. But they weren't really taking it too seriously, oddly enough. What I imagine to be about every thirty seconds or so in dream time, they kept looking out the windows to see if anyone was watching them, and then kissing if they decided that no one was. It was also strange and random, just because I had no idea where they were going or what they were so happy about. >__>

There was a lot more to the dream, but I can't really remember it--just that it was all very strange and Maxime and Éléonore were the only Robespierristes in it. I must say I found it particularly odd that Le Bas wasn't in it, considering I just translated a lot of his correspondance last night. O.o; Not to mention the fact that, it would take crack to make a dream as random and weird as that and Le Bas is, as far as I know the only Revolutionary crack dealer.


And then today they've put the scaffold up at my school, which means they're running that horrible, ghastly reenactment again. If I believed that dreams could be omens I might wonder why on earth everyone was so happy in the dream I've just described. Perhaps I've just finally cracked. -__-;

....Anyway, does anyone have any ideas of what I might do to sabotage the reenactment, or at least it's message? Pamphlets, maybe?

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Part Fourteen. )

There's probably not too much original there, but since it was requested...


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