Quotation by James Boswell

The anarchy, assassination, and sacrilege by which the Kingdom of France has been disgraced, desolated, and polluted for some years past cannot but have excited the strongest emotions of horror in every virtuous Briton. But within these days our hearts have been pierced by the recital of proceedings in that country more brutal than any recorded in the annals of the world.
James Boswell (1740–1795), Scottish author. Draft of an appeal, January 31, 1793, p. 213. Boswell The Great Biographer, October 25, 1793, p. 245, McGraw-Hill (1989).

Attempt (unsuccessful) to have a monument to Louis XVI erected in Westminster Abbey.
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