I'm a different person off the court than I am on the court, where I'm very competitive, a perfectionist, and I can be hard on myself sometimes. Off the court, nothing really bothers me. I'm easy-going.
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Preview — The Tennis Court Oathby John Ashbery. The Tennis Court Oath Quotes Showing 1-2 of 2. “An Additional Poem. Where then shall hope and fear their objects find? The harbor cold to the mating ships, And you have lost as you stand by the balcony. With the forest of the sea calm and gray beneath.
The oath sworn in the tennis court outside the royal palace in Versailles… marks the beginning of the French Revolution. Language is at a loss as one tries to capture David’s visualisation of a unity manifesting itself as quantity.”
very like the Tennis Court oath itself " We swear and pledge ourselves to fulfill with zeal and fidelity the duties which devolve upon us." "This oath," we are told, "taken by six hundred members, surrounded by four thousand spectators (the public having gathered in crowds at this session), excited the
They resented the estates system and the absolute monarchy of Louis XVI. It was in the tennis court that on the 20th of June 1789 the third estate established the National Assembly, the new revolutionary government, and pledged "not to separate, and to reassemble wherever circumstances require, until the constitution of the kingdom is established."
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Tennis Court Oath, French Serment du Jeu de Paume, (June 20, 1789), dramatic act of defiance by representatives of the nonprivileged classes of the French nation (the Third Estate) during the meeting of the Estates-General (traditional assembly) at the beginning of the French Revolution. The deputies of the Third Estate, realizing that in any attempt at reform they would be outvoted by the two privileged orders, the clergy and the nobility, had formed, on June 17, a National Assembly.