Outline of the History of Poland: From the Earliest Period to the Present Time, in Form of Two Lectures : Delivered to the Members of the City of London Literary and Scientific Institution, the Eastern Athenaeum, the Eastern Literary and Scientific Institution, and the Mary-Le-Bone Literary and Scientific Institution
Bronn and Company, 1840 - Poland - 107 pages
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Page 54 - Oh ! bloodiest picture in the book of time ! Sarmatia fell unwept without a crime ! Found not a generous friend, a pitying foe, Strength in her arms, nor mercy in her woe ! Dropp'd from her nerveless grasp the shatter'd spear, Closed her bright eye and curb'd her high career, Hope, for a season, bade the world farewell, And freedom shriek'd as Kosciuszko fell.
Page 81 - 'Tis sweeter to bleed for an age at thy shrine, Than to sleep but a moment in chains !
Page 53 - his soul ador'd— For happy homes and altars free ; His only talisman, the sword— His only
Page 81 - nature ! when thy giant hand, Had heav'd the floods and fix'd the trembling land,— When life sprung
Page 92 - That star of the field which so often has pour'd Its beam on the
Page 9 - that diffuse Through the dark depth of time their vivid flame.
Page 53 - flew like lightning to Warsaw, and was regarded as the knell of Poland. The remains of the army under the orders of the young prince, Joseph Poniatowski, and General Dombrowski, prepared
Page 25 - spectators of a sight known only to the ancient Romans. The victorious Zolkiewski made a triumphant entry into Warsaw in an elevated carriage, with the Czars, prisoners, by his side. He presented them to the Diet then assembled, and in the speech which he made, he rather lamented the fate of his prisoners than flattered his ambition.