How happy he would be if he could pass in the latter for Constantine, and in the former for Babeuf!
The Babeuf conspiracy was discovered by the council of 500 in Paris.
May 11, 1796, was fixed for seizing on the government, and Babeuf had prepared his Proclamation of the socialistic millennium.
The defect in principle of the Constitution was the origin of Babeuf's conspiracy.
Babeuf's character has perhaps been sufficiently indicated above.
Buonarotti, formerly Babeuf's accomplice, preached Communism.
Because I am "by nature" a man I have an equal right to the enjoyment of all goods, says Babeuf.
Babeuf is a speculator to Cartouche; Marat is an aristocrat to Schinderhannes.
The trial of Babeuf and the others, begun at Vendme on the 20th of February 1797, lasted two months.
Eulogies are here pronounced on Robespierre and on Babeuf himself; they demand the levy en masse and the disarming of "suspects."