The Life, Character and Writings of Francis Lieber: A Discourse Delivered Before the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, January 13, 1873

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Стр. 15 - Ma guardate, guardate, che angeli ! ' — a good dinner (which I had not enjoyed for a long time) in a high vaulted room, the ceiling of which was painted in the style of Italian palaces ; a picture by the mild Francia close by ; the sound of the murmuring fountain in the garden, and the refreshing beverages in coolers, which I had seen, but the day before, represented in some of the most masterly pictures of the Italian...
Стр. 15 - ... I saw that my motive for declining so flattering an invitation was not understood, I said, throwing a glance at my dress, 'Really, Sir, I am not in a state to dine with an Excellency.
Стр. 24 - ... for admonition, and much for deep meditation, addressing itself to the wise and virtuous of all countries. It solves the question what government is best by the answer, illustrated in a thousand ways, that it is that which best promotes the substantial interests of the whole people of the nation upon which it acts. Such a work is peculiarly important in these times when so« many false theories are afloat and so many disturbing doctrines are promulgated.
Стр. 28 - Woe to the country in which political hypocrisy first calls the people almighty, then teaches that the voice of the people is divine, then pretends to take a mere clamor for the true voice of the people, and lastly gets up the desired clamor.
Стр. 38 - I have studied, with many of yon, the ethics of states and of political man. You can bear me witness that I have endeavored to convince you of man's inextinguishable individuality, and of the organic nature of society ; that there is no right without a parallel duty, no liberty without the supremacy- of the law, and no high destiny without earnest perseverance — that there can be no greatness without selfdenial.
Стр. 15 - My dress consisted as yet of nothing better than a pair of unblacked shoes, such as are not unfrequently worn in the Levant ; a pair of socks of coarse Greek wool ; the brownish pantaloons frequently worn by sea-captains in the Mediterranean ; and a blue frock-coat, through which two balls had passed — a fate to which the blue cloth cap had likewise been exposed. The socks were exceedingly short, hardly covering my ankles, and so indeed were the pantaloons ; so that, when I was in a sitting position,...
Стр. 16 - I said I should like to borrow his History. He had but one copy, to which he had added notes, and which he did not wish, therefore, to lend out of his house; but he said he would get a copy for me. As to his other books, he gave me the key of his library to take whatever I liked. He laughed...
Стр. 15 - When I went the next morning at the appointed time, as I thought, Mr. Niebuhr met me on the stairs, being on the point of going out. He received me with kindness and affability, returned with me to his room, made me relate my whole story, and appeared much pleased that I could give him some information respecting Greece, which seemed to be not void of interest to him.
Стр. 42 - We belong to that race whose obvious task it is, among other proud and sacred tasks, to rear and spread civil liberty over vast regions in every part of the earth, on continent and isle. We belong to that tribe which alone has the word Self-Government.
Стр. 36 - ... Codifie. Bluntschli published as an appendix to his Code the whole of Lieber's Instructions for the Army. Dr. Lieber used to call this work his " old hundred." His pamphlet on Guerrilla Parties, considered with Reference to the Laws and Usages of War, written at the request of Major-General Halleck, was another important contribution to the cause of his country and to the law of war. At the close of the war he was placed in charge of the Rebel Archives for the purpose of classifying and arranging...

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