Put not your trust in Princes.
correspondent of the London Times
says that the day after the battle of Castlepidardo, General Cialdini
received the Count
Bourbon De Chains and some other French officers who had capitulated.
In the course of conversation one of the French
officers said, ‘"Well, General, you have beaten us but we shall soon have our turn, for General Goyon
and our countrymen under his orders are not far off."’ To which the General
replied, ‘"you must think me very simple to have come here without the Emperor
It was I who settled the campaign with him at Chamber
, and his last recommendation was that if the matter was to be done let it be done quickly."’ In a letter which Victor Emanuel
wrote a short time since to the King
, he said, speaking of Garibaldi
, ‘"try to beat him; try to catch him, and, above all, hang him!"’ The correspondent is assured that the King
repeated these words to a great personage now or lately at Gaeta
With all this, Victor Emanuel
will probably be the best friends in the world when they meet; but the "Re Galantuomo" occasionally passes through phases of temper not quite in keeping with his designation.