[ROBESPIERRE]. Poster, without place or date... - Lot 359 - Conan Belleville Hôtel d'Ainay

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[ROBESPIERRE]. Poster, without place or date... - Lot 359 - Conan Belleville Hôtel d'Ainay
[ROBESPIERRE]. Poster, without place or date or printer, numbered "1" (of 2), [May 1794]. 52 x 41 cm. Very rare poster of Robespierre's speech of 18 Floréal Year II [7 May 1794] (first page only, second page missing), without title, author or printer's name, justifying the policy of Terror and announcing the feast of the Supreme Being. "It is in prosperity that the people, as well as the individuals, must, so to speak, gather to listen, in the silence of passions, to the voice of wisdom [...]. Brissot and the Girondins had wanted to arm the rich against the people; the faction of Hébert, by protecting the aristocracy, caressed the people in order to oppress them themselves. Danton, the most dangerous of the enemies of the Fatherland, if he had not been the most cowardly; Danton, sparing all crimes, linked to all plots, promising the villains his protection [...]. The idea of the Supreme Being and of the immortality of the soul is a continual reminder of justice; it is therefore social and republican [...]".
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