The account below is an excerpt from Edgeworths memoir which was compiled by

The account below is an excerpt from edgeworths

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execution in 1793. The account below is an excerpt from Edgeworth’s memoir which was compiled by one of Edgeworth’s relatives, dedicated to King Louis XVIII of France, and published after Edgeworth’s death in 1815.The King finding himself seated in the carriage, where he could neither speak to me or be spoken to without witness, kept a profound silence. I presented him with my breviary [a book containing text for church services], the only book I had with me, and he seemed to accept it with pleasure: he appeared anxious that I should point out to him the psalms that were most suited to his situation, and he recited them attentively with me…As soon as the King perceived that the carriage stopped, he turned and whispered to me, ‘“We are arrived, if I mistake not.” My silence answered that we were....They [the guards] surrounded him [Louis XVI] again, and would have seized his hands. “Whatare you attempting” said the King, drawing back his hands. “To bind you,” answered the wretches. “To bind me,” said the King, with an indignant air, “No! I shall never consent to that, do what you have been ordered, but you shall never bind me.”...in a voice so loud, that it must have been heard at the Pont Tournant, I heard him pronounce distinctly these memorable words. “I die innocent of all the crimes laid to my

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