tenants of the pulpit silenced, or subjected to a coat of tar and feathers; one State proposing to exclude the commerce of another; demagogue statesmen perambulating the country to save the Union
; honest men exhorted to stifle their consciences, for fear the Ship
of State should sink amid the breakers; the whole nation at last waking to Jefferson
's conviction, that “we have the wolf by the ears; we can neither hold him nor safely let him go,” --yet this man, whose “tempest-tossed life has somewhat sharpened the eyes of his soul,” can see only a “solid basis of Liberty” “No tyrant to throw the apple of Eros
in the Union
;” “to raise the fury of hatred in thy national family” What place has such fulsome and baseless eulogy on the lips of a truthful and honest man?
I have a great deal more of the same tenor, but I shall weary your patience.
You will not deny that this has been the general tenor of his addresses in America
“Now,” he says, “I do it because I love Hungary
Well, then, he is a patriotic and devoted Hungarian, -grant him that!
He loves Hungary
so much that his charity stops at the banks of the Danube
He is a lover of his mother-land.
It is a great thing to suffer for one's mother-land; but still, it is a local patriotism.
loves the whites.
It is something to love one's race, and so much is patriotism; but they claim for Kossuth
that he represents the highest ideas of the nineteenth century.
We do not dispute his title to this, that he has been devoted to Hungary
had consecrated himself as a god, he sent word to the Lacedaemonians that he had made himself a god, and they sent him back word, “Be a god!”
So if men only claim for Kossuth
that he is ready to do and dare all for Hungary
, we are willing to reply