LIFE OF GABIBALDI.
.Although Garibaldi's mar;rllous descent on Sicily has not yt!t become
the property of history, and our knowledge of his movements is prin
cipally restricted to offieia.l bulletins, which are notorious for their false
hoods, there is very fair reason for assuming that he will meet with entire
success, and that the reign of tho felon King of Naples is a.lmost at an
end. What tho remonstrances of England and France could not effect
Garibaldi will ha;o the fortune of with his good right hand .
.And all men, no matter of what political shades, must rejoice at the
cessation <,f those atrocities which have placed N a.plcs on a level with the
most of African pro;inces. The conduct of the king and his
hangmen •was a disgrare to eivilization ; be rejected e;ery kind offer of
advice, and he is destined to full, without possessing a single friend who
can be of any service to him.
To Italy the consequences of Garibaldi's bold movement are a.lmost
inca.lculable. In the first place, if he sueceed, and Victor Emanuel
take possession of the throne, Sardinia will be freed, to a considerable
extent from that French guardianship which is to grow rather
irksome. So a population. add('d to those of Lombardy and Pied
mont, wiUl enable Victor Emanuel to hold his own the might of
Austria, very shortly lend to the cession of the Venetes(', unl<'ss
:Francis Joseph is rendy to hazard another war, which must cost him
Hungary. But that. is not all; so soon ns Garibaldi ha.s crushed the
King of Xaplcs, he will not be <'l'<' he eross the frontier of the Papal
States, nu.l Pio :Nono will bo oblig-c•d out•(' more to lly, but with no
impr<'"nable fortress of Gai;ta in which tv take shelter. The liberation
of Home once effected, that city would become tho capital of tho Italian
kingd om, nnd all the intestine jcnlousie3 would C('ase at once.
Vi cto r Emanuel, tl1ea, we consider, will be an enormous gainer hy
Garibaldi ' s dccisi\·e eour.<C' of action . but whether Louis X npolcon will
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