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CHAPTER III
PUBLIC LATTERS 1848-1849

Regiments of French cavalry would have been sounding the bugle in every town and every hamlet of our land.
Virtuous men, American and English, sigh after peace in the streets of Paris ! Now they are so far on the road, let them proceed to Gaeta and convert the Pope to Protestantism. There never can be universal peace, nor even general peace long together, while threescore families stand forth on the high grounds of Europe, and command a hundred millions to pour out their blood and earnings, whereon to float enormous bulks of empty dignities. Nor is it probable nor is it reasonable that young men, educated for the army and navy, should be reduced to poverty and inactivity. No breast in which there is a spark of honour would suffer this rank injustice, nor would any prudent man, however mercantile and mercenary, venture to propose it. The navy and army are the cotton-mills and spinning-jennies of Aristocracy, which she will shut up and abandon the very day Mr Cobden and Company shut up and abandon theirs. Enough was there of folly to choose France for the schoolroom of order, equity, and peace. A Frenchman is patient under the ferule if the stroke falls hard, but is always ready to filch and fib again and play with fire, and to kick his master the moment he turns his back and suspends the chastisement. Blood is as necessary to him as to a weazel. He may dip his whiskers in milk ; but with a rapid and impatient motion he shakes his head and throws it off again. Away he goes, under the impulse of his nature, and washes out his disgrace in his own element. Scarves and speeches may fly about the dinner-table, but drums and fifes are the first things listened to in the morning. The people of France will presently have enough of this enjoyment. Two thunder-clouds so heavy and vast as are now impending in opposite directions on the horizon, cannot turn back ; the world will be shaken to its foundations whether they collide or coalesce. Could nothing have obviated and dissipated these portents ? Loudly did I denounce to the Examiner long ago, when the King of Prussia said he would march at the head of his army to resist the Russians, the perfidy of this man, and the certainty that he was conspiring with the two Emperors against the freedom of Germany. It was easy at that time to seize and banish him ; and, since he had broken his own compact between King and people, it

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