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(without typos) from the publisher. 1892. Not illustrated. Excerpt:
... YOUNG ITALY. THE FORMATION OF A NATION IS A RELIGION. "Italy is
a single nation: her unity of manners, of language, and of
literature ought, at a period more or less remote, to unite her
inhabitants under one government."--Napoleon, at St. Helena.
1814--Napoleon was fallen. Whatever hopes yet remained to the
peoples whom he had crushed beneath the wheels of his ambition were
buried with him at St. Helena. The "Holy Alliance" of kingvultures,
single and double headed, was proclaimed, and they had again fixed
their talons in the throbbing heart of Europe. Peace had come, and
the Treaty of Vienna had but to arrange the new map--to last for
ever. Italy was returned to her old masters, Austrian, Bourbon,
Papal, and Savoyard, --the last permitted to share by grace of the
greater Kaisers, to keep out France, whose restlessness was still
feared. Seven rulers cut up the land, seven rulers, some better,
some worse, so dividing the spoil the more easily to keep
possession, held down the Peninsula. Excellent arrangement, but
Italy, the birth-place of Brutus and of Dante, was not content. Ere
seven yeara had passed there was an insurrection, the war for
Italian liberty resumed. Giuseppe (Joseph) Mazzini was born on the
22nd of June, 1805, in the Strada Lomellini, Genoa, in which city
was then living his father Giacomo Mazzini, physician and professor
of anatomy. His mother, Maria Drago, is said to have been of great
personal beauty, quick and vigorous intellect, and strong
affections. The child Joseph, one of several children, was during
his earliest years delicate and fragile, --" nearly six years of
age before he could walk firmly." Incapacitated in consequence for
the ordinary amusements of childhood, his mind became precociously
active, and study was at once the employment...
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||246 x 189 x 4mm (L x W x T)
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