Browsing named entities in Jula Ward Howe, Reminiscences: 1819-1899. You can also browse the collection for Poland or search for Poland in all documents.

Your search returned 1 result in 1 document section:

Jula Ward Howe, Reminiscences: 1819-1899, Chapter 9: second visit to Europe (search)
the spring of this terrible and splendid year of 1848. When his father wrote Dieudonne under the boy's name in the family Bible, he added to the welcome record the new device, Liberte, Egalite, Fraternite. The first Napoleon had overthrown rulers and dynasties. A greater power than his now came upon the stage,—the power of individual conviction backed by popular enthusiasm. My husband, who had fought for Greek freedom in his youth, who had risked and suffered imprisonment in behalf of Poland in his early manhood, and who had devoted his mature life to the service of humanity, welcomed the new state of things with all the enthusiasm of his generous nature. To him, as to many, the final emancipation and unification of the human race, the millennium of universal peace and good-will, seemed near at hand. Alas! the great promise brought only a greater failure. The time for its fulfillment had not yet arrived. Freedom could not be attained by striking an attitude, nor secured by t