Garibaldi's Defence of the Roman Republic (1907)
by George Macaulay Trevelyan (9780217720441)

Garibaldi's Defence of the Roman Republic (1907)
George Macaulay Trevelyan
Release Date: 10 December 0140
Format: Paperback
Pages: 250
Category: Italy
ISBN: 9780217720441
ISBN-10: 0217720447

Purchase of this book includes free trial access to where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: CHAPTER II ANITA?-THE LIFE IN SOUTH AMERICA AND THE RETURN TO ITALY Oh verdi, inturminabili, desertc distese della Pampa oh pascolanti saurc, del fren della sua mano esperte Ivi ella crebbe con 1' alte erbe ondanti, ivi Ei le apparve, biondo come il sole, e la guardo con gli occhi scintillanti ..., Marradi.?Rapsodia Garibaldina. It was part of Italy's good luck in Garibaldi, that, thanks to his splendid physique and to his singular fortune in the thick of battle, he survived the perils of these dozen years of buccaneering and guerilla war, under conditions that would have killed a weaker man, even without the intervention of a bullet.1 But her other children fell fast around him. Rossetti, and many exiles worthy of her love and gratitude, perished one after the other by shipwreck or by the sword, and their bones were lost in the ocean, or buried in the strange land. Garibaldi grieved deeply till the end of his life that their graves were unmarked, and their memories unknown to the country for whom they had given up all and gone to die so far away. They were, indeed, more truly her martyrs than martyrs of those Republics in whose service they fell. Their forgotten namesDEATHS OF HIS FRIENDS 27 1 Ferri N.A., April 1889, 432. He survived the dangers, not only of shipwreck and of battle, of starvation and of exposure in those vast unreclaimed lands, but even the tender mercies of his enemies; once, early in his South American career, he endured two hours of torture, hung up by his wrists from the beams in the prison ceiling, while the jeering populace looked on through the doorway. ' Such agonies, ' he says, ' cannot be described.' They could wring nothing from him, though he nearly died of his sufferings. Mem. 32; Cunco, 22. are not inscribed, like tho...

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