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REVIEW OF THE YEAR 1863.

i EXECUTION of a WOMAN-DREADFUL…

GARIBALDI AND VICTOR HUGO.

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GARIBALDI AND VICTOR HUGO. The following letters have just been interchanged between Garibaldi and Victor Hugo, and were first published in the Guernsey Star TO VICTOR HUGO. Caprera, Nov. 25, 1863. Dear Victor Hugo,âI was certain of your assistance, and you must be certain of my gratitude. What you say is true; and I wish I had the million of hearts which would make the million of muskets unnecessary. I would have the univer- sal concord which would render war needless. I, like you, await with confidence the awakening of the peoples, but to realise truth without suffering, and to follow the triumph- ant road of justice without watering it with tears, this is the ideal that has thus far in vain been sought. It is for you, who are the lightbearer, to point out a less painful way, and for us to follow you.âYour friend for life. GARIBALDI. TO GENERAL GARIBALDI, CAPRERA. nauteville House, Dec. 20,1863. Dear Garibaldi,âWe both of us have faith, and our faith is the same. The awakening of the nations is inevitable. For myself I have a deep conviction that when the time is come, but little blood will be shed. The Europe of the peoples fara da so. Even the revolutions the most fortunate and the most necessary, have their responsibilities, and yow, 1io myaelt, are of those who dread for them the enor- mous weight of a drop of bloodunneccssarily shed. Let us have no blood at all-that is the ideal-and why not the ideal ? When the ideal is reached by men, and you your- self suffice to prove it, why may it not be attained by things ? The level of hatreds sinks in proportion as the level of hearts is elevated. Let us then all endeavour to elevate them. Deliverance by mind-revolution by civilisationâ this is our objectâyours as well as mine. And when we must fight the last battle we may be assured that it will be beautiful, generous, and great-it will be as beneficent as any battle can be. The problem is in some sort solved by your presence. You are the hero of peace traversing the path of war. You are the righteous sword.âDear friend, I press your illustrious hand. VICTOR HUGo. On the subject of Garibaldi's health, a letter recently addressed byMenotti Garibaldi to M. Giulio Rizzo, of Naples, published by the Popolo d'Italia, contains the following passage:â"My father's health is ex- cellent he walks about the island with his cane only, and hopes to be able to join you next spring, to take pa.rt in the last battles for our independence." "F-

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