The Makers of Modern Italy: Mazzini, Cavour, Garibaldi. Three Lectures Delivered at Oxford

Macmillan, 1889 - 84 pagina's

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Pagina 41 - He either fears his fate too much, Or his deserts are small, That dares not put it to the touch, To gain or lose it all.
Pagina 76 - She saw the commencement of all the governments and of all the ecclesiastical establishments that now exist in the world; and we feel no assurance that she is not destined to see the end of them all. She was great and respected before the Saxon had set foot on Britain, before the Frank had passed the Rhine, when Grecian eloquence still flourished at Antioch, when idols were still worshipped in the temple of Mecca.
Pagina 69 - King of the French by the grace of God and by the will of the nation...
Pagina 16 - Never rise in any other name than that of Italy, and of all Italy. If you gain your first battle in the name of a principle, and with your own forces alone, it will give you the position of initiators among the peoples, and you will have them for companions in the second. And should you fall, you will at least have helped to educate your countrymen, and leave behind...
Pagina 40 - His programme on taking office is thus succinctly stated by himself : 'Piedmont must begin by raising herself, by re-establishing in Europe, as well as in Italy, a position and a credit equal to her ambition. Hence there must be a policy unswerving in its aims but flexible and various as to the means employed, embracing the exchequer, military reorganisation, diplomacy, and religious affairs.
Pagina v - ITALIA UNA !' Now the war-cry rang From Alp to Etna : and her dreams were done, And she herself had wakened into life, And stood full armed and free : and all her sons Knew they were happy to have looked on her, And felt it beautiful to die for her.
Pagina 30 - I see no one in Italy who could undertake our emancipation. Instead of imitating Pius, Ferdinand, and Leopold, who violated their sworn compacts, he maintains his with religious observance — vulgar praise in other times, but today not small, being contrary to example.
Pagina 64 - ... the most virtuous, upright, intelligent, distinguished and refined of the whole community ; it is the savage and cowardly system of moral as well as in a lower degree of physical torture, through which the sentences obtained from the debased courts of justice are carried into effect.
Pagina 64 - ... a scale that entire classes may with truth be said to be its object, so that the Government is in bitter and cruel, as well as utterly illegal, hostility to whatever in the nation really lives and moves, and forms the...
Pagina 57 - ... us render to God the merit of it all, for, without superhuman aid, such enterprises, memorable in present and future generations, are not accomplished. In gratitude to France, for the good of Italy, to consolidate the union between two nations that have a common origin, principles, and destinies — and finding it necessary to make some sacrifice — I have made that which has cost my heart dear. Subject to the vote of the people...

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