History of the Late Polish Revolution: And the Events of the Campaign

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Carter and Hendee, 1832 - Poland - 406 pages
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Page 4 - Love of one's country is the first duty of civilized man. In my situation, I have many interests to conciliate, and many duties to fulfil. If I had reigned during the first, the second, or the third division of Poland, I should have armed my people to defend her.
Page 84 - ... our own soil, and exposed that to his insults and his outrages. Even on this point, the patriots called on the Government to take the offensive, but it was too late. It was soon seen that Chlopicki, by assuming a duty to which he was unequal, gave the first blow to the rising fortunes of his country. Two months passed away, the inevitable moment of the conflict arrived, and the nation was obliged to march to the fight with, half the force which, under an energetic administration, it would have...

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