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Cavour in the Sardinian Ministry, the Turin correspondent of the London Times writes as follows: ‘ Ricasoli is decidedly the best man to sit at the head of the Government. He is a grand seigneur by right of birth, wealth, habit and principle. It is impossible to reconcile the patriot and the conservative to greater perfection. He is one of the many in Italy anxious to dissociate national from social revolution; one of those Italians who wanted to conquer their country that they might constitute it, not disorganize it. Precisely because the Baron is the man of order and discipline, he is hated and dreaded by the out-and-out revolutionary party, even more than his great predecessor. The rage with which the journals of Guerrazi and Mazzini fell foul of him, even before Cavour's clay was cold, shows the wisdom of the King's and the nation's choice. Ricasoli is the man, as the anarchists well know, to curb and chastise them. There is something in his cold grey eyes, in his deeply-furrowed face, in his spare, dried up, somewhat gaunt frame, that speaks of undaunted courage and unswerving resolution. He somewhat reminds one of Gen. Jackson, the man whose character the Americans summed up in the single appellation of ‘"Old Hickory."’ ’
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