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He struggle quality of the soul, and degrade history into a between lib- mere recital of crimes, without a warning or a erty and des- moral. It is the mind which marks the propotism, since gress of the human race, not the physical conthe first dition in which we are placed. If the mind is French Re- pregnant with changes, it is in vain to arrest volution, in its course by physical obstacles. The Russians 1789, never themselves, if they could accomplish the conwas half as quest of western Europe, would, like the Manintense or tshoo Tartars who conquered China, be subdued

as pregnant by the civilization of the vanquished. T w ith impor-! For more than a thousand years Austria has

a tant conse- | been the watchtower, if not of liberty, at least quences as that which the world of that species of civilization which, in the end, has just witnessed, and which must beget liberty as a condition of its exist

ended with the subjugation of ence. Planted by Charlemagne on the eastern V the Magyars by the combined confines of Christianity, she guarded Germany armies of Russia and Austria. and France against the Huns and Turks, who It has left all the parties engag- repeatedly swarmed over her fertile plains,

ed in it prostrate, and has sealed and threatened the destruction of the empire. the doom of Austria. It overthrew the European But Austria soon forgot what she owed to doctrine of the status quo,-a mere diplomatic Europe; and, intent on her own aggrandizechimera that never had any real application ment, increased her own power at the expense in time and space and proclaimed, trumpet- of Germany. She became, by marriage, a contongued, perpetual war between barbarism and glomerate of many distinct nations, which she civilization. The plains of Pannonia are now had neither the energy nor the mind to assimiadded to the battle-ground of the great and late to her own people; she acquired physical unceasing struggle between the lovers and the momentum without moral or intellectual force. enemies of mankind; while Turkey, which has The House of Hapsburg aimed at universal been slumbering for two generations, is called empire, without possessing one of the qualities in to decide the contest. Meanwhile the forces of a great ruler. It increased its territory of both parties are recruiting;—when the Pari- as a farmer increases his estate; it never comsians shall have done dancing, the combat will prehended its mission to become the mediator again begin in the streets of Paris, and termi- | between the different nations that met on the nate with the overthrow of feudalism, or a new confines of Europe and Asia. Austriæ est impearmistice between mind and physical force. rare orbi universo, was the motto of Frederic To believe in a permanent victory of despotism, IV., one of the poorest successors to the crown would be despairing of Providence and the of Charlemagne, after the principle of this destiny of the human race. It would proclaim onward march had been explained in the wellthe triumph of sensualism over every noble / known adage: Bella gerunt alii, tu felix Aus

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