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perfidy of one ferocious French general in a single week. The people of Poland had no treachery or ingratitude to complain of: enemies came as enemies, and were received as such. No lady of Warsaw bound up the wounds of any bleeding Cossack : no Russian officer was invited to partake the hospitalities of the city, to enjoy its promenades, to survey the strength or weakness of its walls. But the people of Poland, even more than the people of Rome, have proved the ingratitude of France. The most signal exploits, both in Spain and in Russia, were performed by the Polish lancers in protecting the French. Poland was trafficked away by one Bonaparte, Italy is trafficked away by another; but the glories of Rome are reinstated, the glories of France are extinct. No arms, however successful, can cover prostrate honour. Certainly it is not a marshal's baton that is merited by such behaviour; and this is the opinion of all men out of France, and of many among themselves.
The French are now as detested in the whole of Italy as ever they were in Portugal and Spain. They have a wonderful facility in winning hearts and in losing them again. So long as they have an object in view, they fawn, feign, and flatter'; when they have obtained it, they are contemptuous and overbearing. They began with cajoling Rome, and ended with cannonading her : they began with lies, and ended with massacres. Broadcast did they sow the wind, and abundantly do they reap the tempest. It is a tempest which is not about to terminate with the political heats of the season : it is one which already has swept away the moral of the nation whence it sprang, and will sweep away the physical of many. In the great internecine war of despots and nations has been fired only the first cannon ; but the sound reverberates through Europe, and awakens the most supine. Vainly do weak men stand aloof and truckle, calling it prudence and policy to permit the aggression that (for a moment) is in another quarter and afar. But the aggressor gains strength and recovers breath at every stride, and he will presently turn round again and show it. We were parties to the ruin of Rome by not opposing it even with a word of deprecation. If I to be weak is to be miserable,' our condition is a sorry one indeed.
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