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The Daily Dispatch: June 22, 1861., [Electronic resource], Death of count Cavour--sketch of his life and public career. (search)
est struggle, the greatest, perhaps the least ideally unselfish of continental monarchs, albert he could not strike with the sword of a Garibaldi, nor rule the popular hear with the prestige of a Victor Emanuel. Camillo di Cavour was born in Turin on the 14th day of July, 1809 His father was a large merchant, ennobled by Carlo Alberto, and left the young Cavour an ample fortune. about his twenty fifth year Camillo paid a visit to England, whose prominent men and institutions proved so strhis youth and among foreigners, he began to be regarded as an encyclopaedic man--one who cultivated himself in all possible and valuable directions--one destined to become in all of them an authority for reference. In 1842 Cavour returned to Turin. He was now in his opening prime--thirty-two years of age — gifted with the strongest natural powers of conception, judgment and execution, developed to their utmost by his English training and enriched by the stores of fact and conclusion broug