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In the streets of Paris, on the ninth of Thermidor of the Year Six (July 27, 1798), there took place a long and memorable procession. It was in celebration of Liberty Day, as the anniversary of the fall of Robespierre was then officially called.

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http://www.archive.org/stream/eighteenthcentur006642mbp/eighteenthcentur006642mbp_djvu.txtExcerpt #1From R. R. Palmer, 'The World Revolution of die West/' Political Science Quarterly, LXIX (1954), 1-14. [In this and the following articles the footnote documentation has been omitted.] In the streets of Paris, on the ninth of Thermidor of the Year Six (July 27, 1798), there took place a long and memorable procession. It was in celebration of Liberty Day, as the anniversary of the fall of Robespierre was then officially called. It began at nine o'clock in the morning at the Museum of Natural History. First came cavalry and a band. They were followed by professors and students from the Museum, marching beside triumphal cars that bore various minerals, exotic plants, and some crystals presented by the people of Valais in Switzerland. There were also a live bear from the zoo at Berne, lions from Africa, and two camels and two dromedaries sent by General Bonaparte from Egypt. After more soldiers, and more musicians, came delegates from the printers of Paris, librarians of the public libraries, and professors from the Poly technique and the College de France. Prize pupils from the new cole centrale carried manuscripts and rare books. Next appeared teachers and students of the arts, who were followed by Art itself the treasures captured by victorious armies in Italy: paintings by Titian, Raphael and Paul Veronese, sculpture in stupefying abundance, the Laocodn, the Dying Gla

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