side in French politics, as Kossuth
comes here for help on his side of Hungarian politics,--to Austria
, with Hungary
bleeding at her feet, and Kossuth
After all, it is national politics in which he asks us to interfere at whatever hazard.
What is Hungary
Twelve millions of people under the iron foot of the Russian Czar
, by means of his puppet, the Emperor
What says he to America
“I do not wish to be entangled with American politics.”
As one of our own citizens said to me the other day, “What comes this fellow here for?
I do not wish to meddle with Austrian
The question of the liberty of twelve millions in Hungary
is as much a question of Austrian
politics, as the question of the three millions of slaves under the United States Constitution
, and the human beings sent back as chattels under the Fugitive Slave Law
of 1851, is a question of American politics.
Do not think either that I am so far out of the way in sending Fayette to Austria
Let me turn aside before I finish the illustration.
What is Austria
Who is Haynau
The culminating star of Austrian
atrocity, --the general whose name recalls everything that is most monstrous in Austria
's treatment of down-trodden Hungary
! What was it that the European
press charged upon him as his greatest atrocity?
Why, he whipped one woman,--a countess; he whipped one woman at the public whipping-post.
The press of Europe
, from the banks of the Volga
to the banks of the Seine, from the Times
up to Punch
, denounced him as a libel on the civilization of the nineteenth century, as a brute who had disgraced even the brutality of the camp, when he dared, in the face of Europe
, in the nineteenth century, thus to outrage the common feeling of the world.
That is Haynau
; but he followed the example of half the States of this Union.
There, woman-whipping is