Political Sketches; Twelve Chapters On The Struggles Of The Age by Carl Heinrich Ludwig RetslagPolitical Sketches; Twelve Chapters On The Struggles Of The Age by Carl Heinrich Ludwig Retslag

Political Sketches; Twelve Chapters On The Struggles Of The Age

byCarl Heinrich Ludwig Retslag

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1854 edition. Excerpt: ... VIII. The Sins Op The Holt Alliance. The people of Europe have read with disgust the hypocritical bombast addressed to his people by the Emperor Nicholas. But these phrases of holy religion and "holy war," are only destined "to rouse the languid fanaticism of a barbarous people. The Emperor Nicholas takes great care in speaking to civilized Europe. He is well aware that the eastern phraseology of barbarians sounds ridiculous to the ear of western civilization. Whatever lies he tells the civilized world, he has good sense enough not to dress them in the garment of religion and piety. When the three monarchs of Austria, Russia, and Prussia, formed in the capital of the civilized world the "Holy Alliance," on the 26th September, 1815, "In the name of the most Holy and Indivisible Trinity," it is scarcely to be comprehended whom they wanted to deceive,--themselves, their fellowprinces, or the nations of Europe. An Alliance, of which the march over Europe is designated by broken oaths, by overturned constitutions, re-introduced Jesuits, re-established inquisitions and torture, persecutions, executions, and a pitiless war against every thing which smacks of liberty, proclaimed, that "having in consequence of the great events, which have marked the course of the three last years in Europe, and especially of the blessings which it has pleased Divine Providence to shower down upon those States, which place their confidence and their hope on it alone, acquired the intimate conviction of the necessity of founding the conduct to be observed by the powers in their reciprocal relations upon the sublime truths, which the holy religion of our Saviour teaches--they solemnly declare that the present act has no other object than to publish in the face of...
Title:Political Sketches; Twelve Chapters On The Struggles Of The AgeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:108 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:May 20, 2014Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217786456

ISBN - 13:9780217786454