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CHAPTER III
PUBLIC LATTERS 1848-1849

dexterously performed, so among these children there is an honour in lying if they can cleverly conceal or valiantly defend it. Whenever one of them cuts a finger, he cuts another to cure it. The children of Rome remonstrated against this practice when it was brought to bear against them ; in consequence the children of France cut and slashed them in all directions, so that only their mother could recognise them. The mother did recognise them ; and instead of wailing and tearing her hair, she lifted up her hands in the sight of all round about, and said only, " See ye this ? see ye this ? without reproof, without sympathy, without aid ? Be it so. The same will befall you another day."
The certainty of this predictions accomplishment draws little attention, by reason of its apparent remoteness. Other events of some moment, if not more certain, are much nearer. Is it credible, is it possible, that Rome, that Italy, that Europe, are to be long without an avenger? If the laws are subverted, is there no danger to the subverter ? In a moral view is it criminal to strike him down ? If an offender is condemned to the gallows, and has strength enough to stifle the hangman on the scaffold and to leap off it, is it not the right and duty of any citizen to apprehend him, and to slay him should he resist ? To break the laws is less criminal than to abolish them ; to rob an individual than to rob a community. It is well to cut off a thief; it is better to cut off a gang of thieves. Surely the Pope exposes the cardinals, whom he now imposes on the Roman people, to the punishments due to the stiflers of freedom and the subverters of law. If he had any courage, any honesty, any sense of religion in him, he would, instead of prevaricating and absconding, have spoken thus :
" I tell you plainly, that being head of the Church, I will firmly maintain it ; but to every state and city now under my government I will restore its laws, and leave their regulation and improvement to the people."
He knows that the oldest of his title deeds is a forgery, and that of Peter's Patrimony not a plank or a fin is remaining. He knows that Bologna called him in as a protector, not as a prince; as the arbiter of her disputes, not as the executioner of her citizens. Impartial History will represent not Attila nor Totila as the most devastating scourge, the most deadly plague of Italy, but Napoleon Bonaparte and his nephew Louis. The one threw her down, the

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