Insurrection of Poland in 1830-31: And the Russian Rule Preceding it Since 1815

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J. Ridgway, 1839 - Poland - 415 pages
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Page 112 - Between the acting of a dreadful thing And the first motion, all the interim is Like a phantasma, or a hideous dream : The genius, and the mortal instruments, Are then in council; and the state of man, Like to a little kingdom, suffers then The nature of an insurrection.
Page 237 - Poland for ever" reached the walls of Warsaw to cheer the hearts of its anxious inhabitants. So terrible was the fire of that day, that in the Polish army there was not a single general or staff officer who had not his horse killed or wounded under him; two thirds of the officers, and, perhaps, of the soldiers, had their clothes pierced with balls, and more than a tenth part of the army were wounded. Thirty thousand Russians and ten thousand Poles were left on the field of battle; rank upon rank...
Page 267 - Notwithstanding this immense havoc, the population still renewed itself upon that beautiful soil, ' cut up,' as says a Sclavonian poet, ' by the tramp of horses, fertilized by human blood, and white with bones, where sorrow grew abundantly,'— and that population, like the soil, never ceased to be Sclavonian.
Page 395 - Krukowiecki écrivit au tsar la lettre suivante : « Sire, chargé dans ce moment même du pouvoir de parler à Votre Majesté impériale et royale au nom de la nation polonaise , je m'adresse, par son excellence mpnseigneur le comte Paskevitsch d'Erivan , à votre cœur paternel.
Page 23 - And me, too," he exclaimed, in an oratorical movement which electrified the Assembly, " and me, too, they would, some days since, have borne in triumph, and now they cry through the streets — ' The great conspiracy of Count Mirabeau.' I needed not this lesson to know that there is but a step from the Capitol to the Tarpeian rock.
Page 145 - Je recommande de même tous les établissements, propriétés et individus à la protection de la nation polonaise, et les mets sous la sauvegarde de la foi la plus sacrée.
Page 13 - Europe should result from the union of Poland with the Russian empire, already so powerful — a danger which would not be imaginary, if the military force of the two countries should ever be united under the command of an ambitious and warlike monarch.
Page 145 - Je permets aux troupes polonaises, qui sont restees fideles jusqu'au dernier moment aupres de moi, de rejoindre les leurs. Je me mets en marche avec les troupes imperiales...
Page 13 - Warsaw, can^have left no doubt in the mind of the allied powers, that the re-establishment of Poland as an independent State, with a national administration of its own, would have fully accomplished the wishes of his Imperial Majesty ; and that he would even have been willing to make the greatest sacrifice to promote the restoration of that ancient and beneficial arrangement.
Page 196 - We have been influenced by no hatred against Russia, whose race and our own have a common origin. There was a time when we consoled ourselves for the loss of our independence in the reflection, that though an union under the same sceptre might be injurious to our particular interest, it would be the means of extending to a population of forty millions, the enjoyment of free institutions.

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