A narrative of the proceedings relating to the suspension of the King of the French on the 10th of August, 1792
- Thomas Cooper
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- A narrative of the proceedings relating to the suspension of the King of the French on the 10th of August, 1792 has paratext
Summary (extracted citations)
Cooper in the advertisement to the narrative: 'I have no doubt of the fidelity and correctness of this narrative, and I have strictly complied with my correspondents request, in adding some explanatory observations, but leaving the facts as he has related them'. Cooper in the advertisement to the Appendix: 'These two papers relating to the same course of events which form the subject of the preceding pages, I thought would be deemed no unacceptable addition'. On p. 46, between Condercet's text and the National Convention piece, Cooper explains the origins of the source texts: 'The preceding translation is copied with some slight alterations from the Star. It was deemed unnecessary to retranslate so short a piece. The succeeding exposition is translated expressly from the original'.
The translator's advertisement cites a letter from D'Aumont claiming to have written the narrative in English and to have relied on Cooper for corrections. He further declares to have written the narrative with an English public in mind, in order to counter faulty narratives of the revolution already in circulation. In the notes, Cooper comments on the meaning of certain French terms and provides some additional facts. Leech, Cosmopolitanism, p. 151.