The Trampling of the Lilies

Publication date: 1906

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It is easy to date this story approximately, difficult to date it precisely.

Part I in its entirety takes place on a single day in April 1789.  But it seems impossible to determine which day.  The only clue seems to be that Robespierre is on his way to Paris for the Estates-General, which convened on May 5.  Possibly a biography of Robespierre would describe his immediately preceding travels with sufficient detail to determine exactly when he passed through Bellecour.

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