Montenegro. Stanhope Essay

Montenegro. Stanhope Essay

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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. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ...issue of the struggle, it is only fair to deny their value as a proof of political unfitness. The whole history of Montenegro is a history of Value of defence. If it has been shown that the vices of cruelty and lawlessness and treachery in her people J%ff "fy fr have been promoted if not originated by the action independence. of her adversaries, any argument which attempts to prove from such grounds their incapacity for higher political life ceases to be of value. In the duration of the contest, in the character of incidents, in the constant recurrence of the crisis between possible survival and certain political extinction, in the unchanging tendency of the principles at issue, this history is unique. Other races have sustained protracted struggles for freedom, but there is not found elsewhere a record of any which, when reduced to barbarism by centuries of warfare and isolation, has maintained throughout a common sentiment and a fixed purpose. James Thornton, Printer, High Street, Oxford. Published By JAMES THORNTON, OXFORD. London: SIMPK1N, MARSHALL, AND CO. "je L'ay Emprins, Bien En Avienne." Motto of Charles le Tbntraire. If a state submit At once, she may be blotted out at once And swallow-d in the conqueror-s chronicle. Whereas in wars of freedom and defence The glory and grief of battle won or lost Solders a race together--yea--tho-they fail, The names of those who fought and fell are like A bank-d up fire that flashes out again From century to century, and at last May lead them on to victory. The Cup, Scene ii. p. 25. PREFACE, Various political changes tending in the direction of national union have taken place in Europe within the present century. A gradual change has been taking place in the relative...show more

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  • Paperback | 62 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236571932
  • 9781236571939