the law and custom of the land.
There are a hundred thousand men and women in this nation who have a right by law to whip a million and a half of women in fifteen of the Southern States
“One murder makes a villain; millions a hero.”
To whip one woman makes a monster; but to whip millions by statute is to make a country in regard to which it is the highest wish of Kossuth
may be like her.
In view of this and similar facts, I say, there is not a word of the language which he applied to Austria
that is not equally applicable to the land which imprisons Drayton and Sayres in the jails of its capital, that pursues Shadrach without mercy (a land where women are whipped by statute),--and there is not a word of all this eloquent eulogy of ourselves which is not equally applicable to Austria
I send Fayette, therefore, to Austria
, sheltered by the Crescent
, hears of the coming of Fayette to Vienna
How his heart beats!
Now, in that voice, venerable with its age, strong in the millions that wait its tones, I shall hear the voice of a deliverer.
Now the heart of every down-trodden Hungarian is to leap for joy; now a sunbeam shall light up the dungeons of my old comrades,--for Fayette
has entered Vienna
Listen! The first note that is borne to him down .the waters of the Danube
is that of Fayette speaking to Haynau
of his “glorious entry into the capital of Hungary
,” as Kossuth
speaks of the entrance of the Americans
into the capital of Mexico
He listens, and every word of the eloquent Frenchman
is praise of the Austrian emperor and Austrian
institutions; and he says,--words Kossuth
has used to the Americans
,--“Cling to your Constitution and your institutions.
Cling to them!
Let no misguided citizen ever dream of tearing down the house because there is discomfort in one of the ”