Mazzini's Letters to an English Family Volume 2

Mazzini's Letters to an English Family Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ...about him E' Does he not acknowledge the foreign powers as his rulers-9 I must change my place of residence, through both public and individual reasons. It is rather diflicult to travel just now 2' circulars have been spread everywhere, and photographs; and 3 gendarme will not understand that he had better let me go. I have had the offer of a passport "en blanc" here from the Tuscan Government. But I have refused it. I must be free to attack them and consequently cannot accepta debt of gratitude. Ihave written an address to the Volunteers, which has been printed at Genoa; but I have not a single copy to send you. Soon or late, however, you shall have it. Rosolino Pilo is always in prison at Bologna. I feel more sorry and restless about him than I can say. The head of the Government there, Cipriani,"' is a bad, ferocious man and a Bonapartist. I am, generally speaking, beginning to regain ground; but it will be slow work, and meanwhile, what an opportunity for Italy lost l Enthusiasm can never last long; the movement localizing itself, brings discouragement forth in all the other parts of Italy; and when by the time the minds of the people will be improved, its energy for action will be lost. For future purposes my journey has not been lost; but actual prospects look very disheartening.... In the March of this year Cavour had signed a decree nominating Garibaldi head of the "Hunters of the Alps," (volunteers), a very important and, in fact, revolutionary step. In England, where the volunteer movement had started as a sort of answer to the bellicose writings and insolent, provocative demands of the French Colonels after the Orsini outrage, the authorization by Victor Emmanuel of a Volunteer...show more

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  • Paperback | 114 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 218g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236747348
  • 9781236747341