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s soul beguile, Or woo the orphan's heart. Yon keen-eyed stars with mute reproaches brand The lapse from faith and law,-- No more harmonious emblems of a land Ensphered in love and awe. As cradled in the noontide's warm embrace, And bathed in dew and rain, The herbage freshened, and in billowy grace Wide surged the ripening grain; And the wild rose and clover's honeyed cell Exhaled their peaceful breath, On the soft air broke Treason's fiendish yell-- The harbinger of death! Nor to the camp alone his summons came, To blast the glowing day, But heavenward bore upon the wings of flame Our poet's mate away; Mrs. Longfellow. And set his seal upon the statesman's lips On which a nation hung; Cavour. And rapt the noblest life in cold eclipse, By woman lived or sung. Mrs. Browning. How shrinks the heart from Nature's festal noon, As shrink the withered leaves,-- In the wan light of Sorrow's harvest-moon To glean her blighted sheaves. Newport, R. I., September, 1861.
William Hepworth Dixon, White Conquest: Volume 1, Chapter 28: savage slavery. (search)
and your destinies are inseparably connected with those of the South. The war is one of Northern cupidity and fanaticism against African slavery, commercial freedom, and political liberty. To gain his ends, Pike had recourse to other means. Cavour had the merit of seeing that his countrymen wanted two good things — a common banner and a cheap cigar. His offer of Italian Unity might have failed without the Cavour cigar at five cents. So with Albert Pike. When argument failed him with theCavour cigar at five cents. So with Albert Pike. When argument failed him with the Redskins, Pike threw his whisky-flask into the scale. No want is so imperious to the Indian as a free market for intoxicating drink. A right to buy and sell slaves affected a few chiefs only, while a right to buy and sell ardent spirits is the desire of every man and woman in the Indian camps. By offering to secure the Indians free trade in slaves and whisky, Albert Pike secured a great majority of voices for the South. Opothleyolo, a Creek chief, tried to stem the tide, believing tha
Charles E. Stowe, Harriet Beecher Stowe compiled from her letters and journals by her son Charles Edward Stowe, Chapter 15: the third trip to Europe, 1859. (search)
. It will not be for long. Hungary is only waiting, and even in the ashes of Poland there are flickering sparks. Is it the beginning of the restitution of all things? Here in Rome there are fewer English than usual, and more empty houses. There is a new story every morning, and nobody to cut off the head of the Scheherazade. Yesterday the Pope was going to Venice directly, and, the day before, fixed the hour for Victor Emmanuel's coming, and the day before that brought a letter from Cavour to Antonelli about sweeping the streets clean for the feet of the king. The poor Romans live on these stories, while the Holy Father and king of Naples meet holding one another's hands, and cannot speak for sobs. The little queen, however, is a heroine in her way and from her point of view, and when she drives about in a common fiacre, looking very pretty under her only crown left of golden hair, one must feel sorry that she was not born and married nearer to holy ground. My husband prays
James Parton, Horace Greeley, T. W. Higginson, J. S. C. Abbott, E. M. Hoppin, William Winter, Theodore Tilton, Fanny Fern, Grace Greenwood, Mrs. E. C. Stanton, Women of the age; being natives of the lives and deeds of the most prominent women of the present gentlemen, Elizabeth Barrett Browning. (search)
ou in the furnace. But she did not live to see her prophecy verified. The disease against which she had so long struggled, broke out with new violence in the spring of 1861. So rapid was its progress that her friends did not realize her danger until death was near. She wasted away in rapid consumption, and died on the morning of the 29th of June. Her last words, or rather her first words when the heavenly glory burst upon her vision, were, It is beautiful. Twenty-three days after Cavour's death plunged Italy in mourning, and saddened the friends of liberty through the world. The impassioned poet and the heroic statesman of the new nation were both taken from it while it was on the very threshold of its life. Had they both lived, the one would, by his resistless energy and far-sighted wisdom, have given the land so dearly loved by both a far nobler history for the other to sing. The death of both was hastened, their friends tell us, by their grief at the peace of Villa fr
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, chapter 14 (search)
d been bred a soldier. At Alessandria the station was sheltering from the rain several thousand soldiers, and the train as it entered seemed to penetrate the living mass, and yet all was order and tranquillity. At Turin he had an interview with Cavour, then the first statesman of Europe; and in that city he made the acquaintance, by Miss Weston's introduction, of two Italian ladies distinguished alike for intellectual gifts and patriotism,—Madame Arconati and Madame de Collegno, M. de Colles the coup detat,—these and other things conspire for the moment to keep him faithful to the idea of Italian independence. But this is a great moment in history,—nothing like it since 1815. To W. W. Story:— Let me say that a note which Cavour wrote me in French was written in the clear round hand of his country,—so different from the French, which is small and flowing, like their language. This national peculiarity of handwriting is curious to observe, particularly in its relation
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 17: (search)
ve only a tithe of her resources. . . . . Yesterday I had another phasis of the changes of the times. I dined with Count Cavour, the most distinguished of all Italian statesmen at this moment, and the man who, since 1852, has been doing so much tt I noticed particularly was Cibrario, formerly Minister of Foreign Affairs; another was the principal secretary, on whom Cavour depends for work he cannot do himself. . . . . But as I was told, it was a dinner of intellectual men, such as Count CavoCount Cavour likes to give, and therefore such as marks a great change in the tastes and character of those who govern the affairs of the kingdom. In the evening I went to a palazzo from which power has departed,—that, I mean, of the Balbos,—in order to pay Count Cesare, who was among my friends in both my other visits to Europe, and at one time filled the place now filled by Cavour. But the rich old halls, in which I once had a most gay and luxurious dinner, looked very grave and sad. Everything was
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 21: (search)
North of course shall beat. We have the moral and physical power, the wealth, and all the other means needful to carry through the contest successfully. But it will be such a contest as the civilized world has not seen for a long time; much like one of the old contests between the Greek republics, and at the end, when, if it ever happens, we must have three, or four, or five millions of uneducated slaves on our hands, what shall we do with them? Anna—the younger—asked this question of Count Cavour, in his opera-box, one night, In 1857. See ante, p. 352. after he had shown us that he knew more about the politics and parties of this country than any Italian we had seen all the preceding winter. Mademoiselle, he answered, je crois que vous parlerez beaucoup de laemancipation, et que vous émanciperez fort peu. Shall we come to this condition, this point? I trust not in my time; but we are nearer to it than— six months ago—I thought it was possible we should be in ten years.
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), chapter 30 (search)
arlisle, Seventh Earl of, II 271, 425; letter to, 450; letter from, 451. See Morpeth. Carlyle, Dr., II. 59. Carlyle, Thomas, II. 180. Carmignani, II. 92, 93, 94. Carroll, Archbishop, I. 41. Carroll, Charles, I. 41. Carus, Dr., I. 459, 473, 475, 482, II. 480 and note. Cass, General, Lewis, II. 113, 141. Cassell, visits, I. 121. Castel-Branco, Baron. See Lacerda. Castiglione, Madame de, II. 370, 372. Castro, Don Adolfo de, II. 259. Castro, Don Joao de, I. 246. Cavour, Count Camillo di, II. 352, 353, 431. Chadwick, Edwin, II. 147. Chalmers, Rev. Dr., I. 405. Chaloner, Mr., I. 443. Channing, Dr., Walter, I 148, 391; letters to, 94, 149. Channing, Edward T., I. 9, 12, 26; letters to, 30, 42, 83, 89, 96, 107, 118, 183. Channing, Mrs., Walter, letters to, I 148, 188. Channing, Rev. William E., I. 17, 84, 96, 178, 316, 327, 382, 391, 405, 479, II 101, 150, 188, 300; letter to, 200. Chantrey, Sir, Francis, II. 178. Chapman, Dr., I. 16.
Jula Ward Howe, Reminiscences: 1819-1899, Chapter 9: second visit to Europe (search)
re not mentioned. Now and then, a servant, lamenting the dearness of necessaries, the paper money, etc., would say, And this has been brought about by blessed [benedetto] Pio Nono! People of higher condition eulogized thus the pontiff's predecessor: Gregorio was at least a man of decided views. He knew what he wanted and how to obtain it. Once only, in a village not far distant from Rome, I heard an Italian peasant woman say to a prince, We [her family] are Republicans. Victor Emmanuel, Cavour, Garibaldi, your time was not yet come. The French were not beloved in Rome. I was told that the mass of the people would not endure the license of their conquerors in the matter of sex, and that assassinations in consequence were frequent. In high society it was said that a French officer had endeavored to compel one of the Roman princes to invite to his ball a lady of doubtful reputation, by threatening to send a challenge in case of refusal. The invitation was nevertheless withheld
The Daily Dispatch: November 1, 1860., [Electronic resource], Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch. (search)
says that between the invasion of Garibaldi and of Sardinia there is a great difference; the one, himself a Roman, comes to lead the disaffected of his countrymen in their struggle against an unpopular government; but Sardinian invasion constitutes a direct intervention of one regularly constituted State in the affairs of another independent State. Strange to say, Sardinian invasion took place without any declaration of war, the representative of the King of Naples still being at Turin! Count Cavour gave it to be understood that the invasion by the Sardinian troops was principally directed against the influence of Garibaldi; now it has become evident that they go to aid him.-- We repeat, let Americans bear these facts in mind, and they will understand that when Europe calumniates the United States on account of its alleged contempt of the principles of international right and justice, it is not because Europe respects these principles, but because she hates our country, and is as mal
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