Whatever secrecy they might observe, the adherents of the Revolution divined their wish to escape.
But a drastic revolution in their government was imposed upon them by the German king, Ferdinand I., who had been prevented from interference during his early reign by his wars with the Turks, and who showed little disposition to check the Reformation in Silesia by forcible means, but subsequently reasserted the control of the Bohemian crown by a series of important enactments.
For fifty years before the Revolution there was a distinct dissatisfaction with the routine of the schools.
His chief works are - Lettre a un ami sur la Revolution Francaise; Eclair sur l'association humaine; De l'esprit des choses; Ministere de l'homme-esprit.
Meantime, Sulla having left Italy for the Mithradatic war, Cinna's sudden and violent revolution put the senate at the mercy of the popular leaders, and Marius greedily caught at the opportunity of a bloody vengeance, which became in fact a reign of terror in which senators and nobles were slaughtered wholesale.
After the Revolution of 1830 Enfantin resigned his office of cashier, and devoted himself wholly to his cause.
Lenotre in La Guillotine pendant la Revolution (1893).
These triumphs were achieved while the monarchy was absolute, and thus able to concentrate in its hands all the resources of the state, but towards the end of the period a political revolution began.
After the revolution in Greece and the disappearance of King Otho, the people most earnestly desired to have Queen Victoria's second son, Prince Alfred, for their king.
In the latter part of his stay at Auxonne (June 1788 - September 1789) occurred the first events of the Revolution which was destined to mould anew his ideas and his career.