Ought France to Worship the Bonapartes?

Ought France to Worship the Bonapartes?

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1863 edition. Excerpt: ...advantages, she so cordially detested. Sicily, however, was lately rid by Garibaldi of her one tax of the Jllaci-nato, or duty on mill grist, which yielded 17,000,000f. to the public treasury. For this temporary relief she ought to be truly thankful, and all the readicr to make up for the zlcficit created in the public revenues, by bealr-in_q those burdens, which other prozrirwos submit to without murmur. Some discontent, and even occasional disorder, we hear of, nevertheless."Times. IV.--Rrcasom AND RATAZZI. The Piedmontese ministers are objects of compassion rather than of envy. They must undertake a task, which the highest authority has declared to be impossible, that of serving two masters; from the one of whom they receive orders at Turin, whilst the other issues his commands from Paris both to him and to them. The palpable enthralment of Victor Emmanuel to the Man of December is far more irksome and ignominious than the alleged dependence of the exiled princes upon Austria. In the latter case both parties had a common interest, and were descended from a common ancestor. In the former there is no feeling of reciprocal confidence or cordiality. The cession of Nice and Savoy, and the unexpected exaotion of a large sum of money, manifested, on the part of the French ruler, amidst all his professions of disinterested friendship, a most ignoble and insatiable selfishness. We may imagine that, after the peace of Villafranca, a dialogue of the following tenor took place (jlloliere, Jlledecin malg-re' lui) ' --Any indication of an honest and independent spirit, on the part of a Piedmontese statesman, is odious to the Man of December. The speech which the Sardinian Premier delivered on his accession to office must have been...show more

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  • 9781236551047