And suppose he heard him say, “Let no misguided Magyar ever dream of tearing asunder this beautiful empire of Austria
, because there is discomfort in that one chamber of Hungary
What would have been his tone in answering Fayette
He would have said, “Recreant!
What right have you to purchase safety for France
by sacrificing the people of Hungary
, and by eulogizing tyrants?”
Just such is the message that the American
slaves send back to Kossuth
If you could not speak a free word for liberty the wide world over, why came you to this land stained and polluted by our blood?
What right had you to purchase with your silence aid for Hungary
, or throw the weight of your great name into the scale of our despair?”
“Oh, no,” said O'Connell
, “I will never tread that American strand, until she removes the curse of American slavery from her statute-book.”
It was well he did not. Hardly any man can stand against the temptations of our great political iniquity.
has come here on the glorious mission of redeeming Hungary
God speed him in every step — in every honest step — that he takes to lift up the Magyar, that he may raise the nations of Europe
But, oh, if he only lift her up by using for his fulcrum the chains of the slave; if he only lift her up by using language which shall strengthen the hearts of the oppressor in this land, which shall make those who love this Union lay the flattering unction to their souls, “Kossuth
is an experienced man, he understands our institutions, and sees nothing to blame in them,” --then perish Hungary
before he succeed!
The very Congress that invited this man to our shores, and passed a resolution placing a national vessel at his service, is the very Congress that passed the Fugitive