The Life of Count Cavour: From the French of M. Charles de Mazade

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Chapman & Hall, 1877 - 352 pages

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Page 333 - My interview with Garibaldi was courteous, though not warm ; we both kept within the limits of reserve. I acquainted him, however, with the line of conduct which the Government intends to follow as regards Austria as well as France, assuring him that, on those points, no compromise is possible. He declared his readiness to accept the programme, and to be willing to engage himself not to act contrary to the views of the Government.
Page 104 - ... the position in which the Government of the King of Sardinia finds itself placed. Disturbed within by the action of revolutionary passions, excited all round by a system of violent repression and by the foreign occupation, threatened by the extension of Austrian power, it may at any moment be forced by an inevitable necessity to adopt extreme measures of which it is impossible to calculate the consequences. " The undersigned do not doubt but that such a state of things will excite the solicitude...
Page 143 - Once when the Prussian envoy at Turin, Count Brassier de St. Simon, astonished at Cavour's freedom of speech, was searching for some hidden meaning in his words, Cavour replied quickly : " Do not deceive yourself. I say only what I think. As for the habit attributed to diplomatists of disguising their thoughts, it is one of which I never avail myself.
Page 61 - Piedmont must begin by raising herself, by re-establishing in Europe, as well as in Italy, a position and a credit equal to her ambition. Hence there must be a policy unswerving in its aims but flexible and various as to the means employed, embracing the exchequer, military reorganisation, diplomacy, and religious affairs.
Page 166 - This destiny is not free from perils, inasmuch as whilst respecting treaties, we are nevertheless not insensible to the cry of anguish which reaches us from so many parts of Italy.
Page 343 - Cnvonr. spirit ; he led it away from barren Utopias, kept it clear of reckless conspiracies, steered straight between revolution and reaction, and gave it an organised force, a flag, a government, and foreign allies.
Page 262 - I know that I embark on a perilous enterprise. If we achieve it I shall be proud to add to your Majesty's crown a new and perhaps more glorious jewel, always on the condition that your Majesty will stand opposed to counsellors who would cede this province to the foreigner, as has been done with the city of my birth.
Page 304 - We must go to Rome," declared Cavour, " but on two conditions, that we are acting in concert with France, and that the great body of Catholics in Italy and elsewhere do not see in the reunion of Rome with Italy the source of the subjection of the Church.
Page 330 - I natter myself with the hope of seeing the friendly fecling spring up again, which the honourable member Bixio has just entreated us to entertain. I know there is one deed which has put a gulf between General Garibaldi and me. I thought to accomplish a painful duty — the most painful I have ever known — in urging upon the king and parliament the approval of the cession of Nice and Savoy to France. Through the pain it caused me, I can realise that which General Garibaldi must now feel on the...
Page 200 - The restoration of the Grand Duke of Tuscany and the Duke of Modena to their respective States.

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