Progress of Russia in the West, North, and South: By Opening the Sources of Opinion and Appropriating the Channels of Wealth and Power

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Trübner & Company, 1853 - Europe - 438 pages
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Page 34 - We may therefore acquiesce in the pleasing conclusion, that every age of the world has increased, and still increases, the real wealth, the happiness, the knowledge, and perhaps the virtue, of the human race.
Page 99 - Continent that was susceptible of great improvement I take the question that is now to be fought for on the plains of Hungary to be this — whether Hungary shall continue to maintain its separate nationality as a distinct kingdom, and with a constitution of its own, or whether it is to be incorporated more or less in the aggregate constitution that is to be given to the...
Page 47 - Leave the Spanish revolution to burn itself out within its own crater. You have nothing to apprehend from the eruption, if you do not open a channel for the lava through the Pyrenees.
Page 96 - Much as Her Majesty's Government regret this Interference of Russia, the causes which have led to it, and the effects which it may produce, they nevertheless have not considered the occasion to be one which at present calls for any formal expression of the opinions of Great Britain on the matter.
Page 100 - ... that this will be such a dismemberment of the Austrian empire as will prevent Austria from continuing to occupy the great position she has hitherto held among European Powers. If, on the other hand, the war being fought out to the uttermost, Hungary should by superior forces be entirely crushed, Austria in that battle will have crushed her own right arm. Every field that is laid waste is an Austrian resource destroyed — every man that perishes upon the field among the Hungarian ranks, is an...
Page 159 - British ministry, apparently faithful to that plan which was to loosen and break the bonds which had connected Russia and England, rejected the mediation. The peace between Russia and France was to prepare a general peace. Then it was that England suddenly quitted that apparent lethargy to which she had abandoned herself : but it was to cast upon the north of Europe new firebrands, which were to enkindle and nourish the flames of war, which she did not xi wish to see extinguished. Her fleets and...
Page 258 - London, at the expiration of six months from the date hereof, or sooner if possible. In witness whereof, the respective Plenipotentiaries have signed the same, and have affixed thereto the seals of their arms.
Page 96 - I herewith transmit to your Excellency, for your information, a copy of a letter which I have caused to be addressed to a person representing himself as charged with communications from Hungary.
Page 257 - Princess, the right of succeeding to the whole of the dominions now united under the sceptre of His Majesty the King of Denmark.
Page 33 - Europe is secure from any future irruption of Barbarians ; since, before they can conquer, they must cease to be barbarous. Their gradual advances in the science of war would always be accompanied, as we may learn from the example of Russia, with a proportionable improvement in the arts of peace and civil policy ; and they themselves must deserve a place among the polished nations whom they subdue.

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