The Roman Theocracy and the Republic, 1846-1849 (Google eBook)

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Macmillan, 1901 - Italy - 375 pages
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Page 241 - March 9, 1849. LAST night, Mazzini came to see me. You will have heard how he was called to Italy, and received at Leghorn like a prince, as he is ; unhappily, in fact, the only one, the only great Italian. It is expected, that, if the republic lasts, he will be President. He has been made a Roman citizen, and elected to the Assembly ; the labels bearing, in giant letters, " Giuseppe Mazzini, cittadino Romano,
Page 360 - ... is wholly abhorrent from our counsels, seeing that we, although unworthy, discharge on earth the office of Him who is the author of peace and lover of charity...
Page 27 - Court, that all its endeavours during the last year and a-half to cooperate in re-establishing tranquillity in Italy have proved abortive. The British government foresees that if the present system is persevered in, fresh disturbances must be expected to take place in the Papal State, of a character progressively more and more serious, and that out of those disturbances may spring complications dangerous to the peace of Europe.
Page 309 - French light-horse among the trees. The cannonade was heard at intervals. Two bright-eyed boys sat at our feet, and gathered up eagerly every word said by the heroes of the day. It was a beautiful hour, stolen from the midst of ruin and sorrow ; and tales were told as full of grace and pathos as in the gardens of Boccaccio, only in a very different spirit, with noble hope for man, with reverence for woman.
Page 169 - I think a general government necessary for us, and there is no form of government but what may be a blessing to the people if well administered, and I believe further, that this is likely to be well administered for a course of years, and can only end in despotism as other forms have done before it, when the people shall become so corrupted as to need despotic government, being incapable of any other.
Page 309 - A day or two since, we sat in the Pope's little pavilion, where he used to give private audience. The sun was going gloriously down over Monte Mario, where gleamed the white tents of the French light-horse among the trees. The cannonade was heard at intervals. Two bright-eyed boys sat at our feet, and gathered up eagerly every word said by the heroes of the day.
Page 1 - ... fables in England, concerning ghosts and spirits, and the feats they play in the night. ' And if a man consider the original of this great ecclesiastical dominion, he will easily perceive that the Papacy is no other than the ghost of the deceased Roman Empire, sitting crowned upon the grave thereof.
Page 242 - R plished, or attempted, has owed its inspiration to my life's talisman, Rome. In my heart I have said, It is not possible that the City that has already lived two lives, should not arise to see a third. After the Rome of conquering soldiers, after the Rome of the triumphant Word, so I kept saying to myself, there shall come the Rome of virtue and of example ; after the City of the Emperors, after that of the Popes, shall come that of the People.
Page 347 - No person shall be accused, arrested, or imprisoned except in the cases and according to the forms prescribed by law.
Page 89 - Sovereignty and that is the right which belongs to the Sovereign Power in every state to make such Reforms and internal improvements as may be judged by such Sovereign Power proper to be made and conducive to the well-being of the People whom it governs.

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