The Illustrated Life and Career of Garibaldi: Containing Full Details of His Conduct, Daring Enterprizes, Escapes, Conquests, and Reverses, the Whole Compiled from Authentic Documents, Supplied by Garibaldi...

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Ward and Lock, 1860 - 123 pages
 

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Page 74 - Komr, but times have changed and Garibaldi with them. The man is small, delicate, and nervous, but his small grey eye flashes like polished steel. His hair is cut quite short, and though he wears his beard, it is exactly like hundreds we may see every day in Paris, were it not that it is beginning to turn slightly grey. " I know not if he is cruel, but he has a very kind voice. He is so far civilized, that he wears eye-glasses, owing to his short sight.
Page 74 - Every one drosses him after his own fashion ; and of all the costumes I have seen, there are few which have not a relationship to a Calabrian brigand. A felt hat and ferocious countenance imbedded in a mass of dishevelled hair, a blouse, and large waistbelt adorned with a dozen cavalry pistols, a naked sabre in his hand ; such is the personage of the legend.
Page 29 - Soldiers, all I have to offer you is hunger, thirst, the ground for a bed, the burning sun as the sole solace for your fatigues, no pay, no barracks, no rations ; but continual alarms, forced marches, and charges with the bayonet. Let those who love glory, and do not despair of Italy, follow me.
Page 106 - But, as the armed Italian nation is a fact which terrifies all that is disloyal, corrupting, and tyrannical, both within and without Italy, the crowd of modern Jesuits has been alarmed, and shouted ' Anathema '.
Page 14 - The French Republic, faithful to its traditions, conforms to the rules of international law. It will undertake no war with a view to conquest and will never employ its forces against the liberty of any people.
Page 106 - Nation' dissolved, and invite every Italian who loves Ids country to aid in the purchase of the million muskets. " If, with the aid of a million guns, Italy, in the presence of the stranger, is unable to arm a million soldiers, we should have to despair of humanity. Let Italy arm, and she will be free. " G. GARIBALDI.
Page 92 - But what impressed me most, was the mental calibre of the man. I met him with the idea that he was little more than a dashing popular military leader. I parted from him with the conviction that his warlike career is a mere episode in his history, and that his true greatness will be seen in the political regeneration and government of his country.
Page 74 - Dupont, one of the liveliest of them, who gives us the following account of Garibaldi's personal appearance : I was introduced in my turn. I experienced some emotion in passing the threshold of a room in which was a man whose adventurous intrepidity had gained such a brilliant renown. At Paris he is endowed with legendary proportions, and regarded as a species of Schamyl. Every one dresses him after his own fashion ; and of all the costumes I have seen, there are few which have not a relationship...
Page 98 - I am obliged to retire at present from the service, and General Pomaretti has been selected by his majesty to command the brigade. I trust, while brave in action, you will be disciplined, and strive to acquire under arms the skill which will allow you to take your proper rank when opposed to the enemies of our country. " GABIBALDL
Page 74 - The man is small, delicate and nervous, but his small grey eyes flash like polished steel. His hair is cut quite short, and though he wears his beard, it is exactly like hundreds we may see every day in Paris, were it not that it is beginning to turn slightly grey. I know not if he is cruel, but he has a very kind voice. He is so far civilized that he wears eye-glasses, owing to his short sight. He appears to be about forty, but in reality is fifty-three. He is dressed like all the Sardinian generals...

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