favored guest of tyrants on this side.
He eats salt with the Haynaus of Washington
It is high time that he explain to Europe
the geographical morality that enables him to do it, and be still the Louis Kossuth
whose wandering steps Russian
vengeance thought it worth while to follow.
Could he have filed his tongue as cunningly at home, why should he ever have left Pesth?
Or shall we deem him a man hotly indignant at his own wrongs, and those of his own blood, but cold to those of men whose skin is some few shades darker than his own?
has sacrificed the cause of liberty itself; he has consented to praise a nation whose freedom is a sham; he has consented to praise the nation which tramples Mexico
under foot; he has consented to praise them that he might save Hungary
,--then rate him at his right price.
The freedom of twelve millions bought the silence of Louis Kossuth
for a year.
A world in the scale never bought the silence of O'Connell
for a moment.
That is just the difference between him and them.
(I was told the anecdote by Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton
), in 1859, after his election to the House of Commons, was called upon by the West India
interest — some fifty or sixty strong — who said, “O'Connell
, you have been accustomed to act with Clarkson
, to speak on the platform of Freemasons' Hall, and advocate what is called the abolition cause.
If you will break loose from these associates, if you will close your mouth on the slave question, you may reckon on our undivided support on Irish matters.
Whenever your country's claims come up, you shall be sure of fifty votes on your side.”
; “let God care for Ireland
; I will never shut my mouth on the slave question to save her!”
[Loud cheers.] He stood