Brief Notices of Hayti: With Its Condition, Resources, and Prospects (Classic Reprint) by John CandlerBrief Notices of Hayti: With Its Condition, Resources, and Prospects (Classic Reprint) by John Candler

Brief Notices of Hayti: With Its Condition, Resources, and Prospects (Classic Reprint)

byJohn Candler

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Vanity Of Human Wishes, to represent the life and exploits of Charles the Twelfth; and that the portrait drawn of the latter, might, with the omission of a line or two, and the change of half a dozen words, he made literally to apply to Napoleon Buonaparte. If there be any exception to the truth of Pope's apothegm in modern days, that exception may undoubtedly be made in favour of Wasfiington and Toussaint. But those great men who act in a public contest, where the passions of a whole people are stirred up and roused into revengeful activity, however mild they may be by nature, and however disposed to act with mercy, often contract the stains that attach to the party they embrace, or the cause in which they embark, and exhibit in their conduct more than a common frailty. The civil wars of Hayti are now ended; and happy would it be for humanity's sake, if we could draw the curtain of night on the many dark transactions that disgraced the period of their progress The people of that country, however, have learned from them an awful lesson; and this one good con sequence has resulted, that the Republic, weary of contending with the sword, is now desirous of keeping it sheathed in the scabbard, and of main taining an honourable and lasting peace.

The author of the following brief notices declines the task of an historian; but if his pages.

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Title:Brief Notices of Hayti: With Its Condition, Resources, and Prospects (Classic Reprint)Format:PaperbackDimensions:188 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.4 inPublished:July 29, 2018Publisher:FB&C LtdLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1331530296

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