The Life of Louis Kossuth: Governor of Hungary,including Notices of the Men and Scenes of the Hungarian Revolution; to which is Added an Appendix Containing His Principal Speeches, &c

Derby and Miller, 1852 - 461 sider

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Side 189 - Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of patriotism, who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness, these firmest props of the duties of men and citizens.
Side 271 - With me a predominant motive has been to endeavor to gain time to our country to settle and mature its yet recent institutions, and to progress, without interruption, to that degree of strength and consistency which is necessary to give it, humanly speaking, the command of its own fortunes.
Side 283 - Sink or swim, live or die, survive or perish, I give my hand, and my heart, to this vote. It is true, indeed, that in the beginning, we aimed not at independence. But there's a Divinity which .shapes our ends. The injustice of England has driven us to arms ; and, blinded to her own interest for our good, she has obstinately persisted, till independence is now within our grasp. We have but to reach forth to it, and it is ours. Why then should we defer the declaration ? Is any man so...
Side 151 - I am the harbinger of the public spirit of the people, which has the right to impart a direction to its government, and which I witnessed, pronouncing itself in the most decided manner, openly — that the people of England, united to you with enlightened brotherly love, as it is united in blood — conscious of your strength, as it is conscious of its own, has forever abandoned every sentiment of irritation and rivalry, and desires the brotherly alliance of the United States to secure to every nation...
Side 107 - ... out of overweening confidence in our own wisdom, or out of revolutionary excitement, but that it is an act of the last necessity, adopted to preserve from utter destruction a nation persecuted to the limit of the most enduring patience. Three hundred years have passed...
Side 107 - Europe, declares it to be its intention to establish and maintain friendly and neighbourly relations with those states with which it was formerly united under the same sovereign, as well as to contract alliances with all other nations. 4th. The form of government to be adopted for the future will be fixed by the Diet of the nation.
Side 290 - ... it is also an efficient warning against the propensities of centralization, inconsistent with freedom, because inconsistent with self-government ; and it is also a source of hope for the European continent, because we know that things in France cannot endure thus as they are. We know that to become a true republic is a necessity for France ; and thus we know, also, that whoever be the man who, in the approaching crisis, will be honored by the confidence of the French nation, he will, he must,...
Side 277 - My politics are plain and simple. I think every nation has a right to establish that form of government, under which it conceives it may live most happy ; provided it infracts no right, or is not dangerous to others; and that no governments ought to interfere with the internal concerns of another, except for the security of what is due to themselves.
Side 183 - ... magistrate of this nation, are fully and freely expressed in my recent message to Congress, to which you have been pleased to allude. They are the same, whether speaking to Congress here, or to the nations of Europe. " Should your country be restored to independence and freedom, I should then wish you, as the greatest blessing you could enjoy, a restoration to your native land : but, should that never happen, I can only repeat my welcome to you and your companions here, and pray that God's blessing...

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