Highlands and Islands of the Adriatic

9781236463418: Highlands and Islands of the Adriatic

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1849 Excerpt: ...and a brighter flame. Ever since the Pesth Convention abandoned its constitutional ground, the principle for which the Croats contend has gradually become better understood beyond the limits of Hungary, and is, I am persuaded, the only one compatible with the interests of such a diversity of nations as now form the component parts of the Austrian Empire. This principle is merely the application of the divine precept of our Saviour, that Magyars should do to Slovack, Servian, Croat, and Wallachian, as they should wish Slovack, Servian, Croat, and Wallaehian to do unto themselves; that each race may enjoy constitutional liberty, and a national administration within its own ethnographical circle; but that there ought to be one, and only one, responsible Ministry in Vienna, to make peace and to make war, to direct armies, and to receive ambassadors. By no other combination can a fair equipoise be procured to the power of Russia on the Danube. On no other basis are we to hope for either the security of the throne, or the contentment of these diversified populations. By no other process can Austria be at once various and united_like the stellar universe, each body revolving in its own orbit, and all synallagmatic, all according in a harmonious whole. Justice will thus be rendered to the Slaavic and Roman races, and no injustice to either German or Magyar; while political morality and political expediency remain, as they always are, perfectly identical. CHAPTER XI. THE CROATIAN SWITZERLAND. THE Vellibitch overlooks the Adriatic; and parallel to it, but farther inland, is another chain, having various designations, which overlooks the valley of the Unna, a river which intersects the north-west corner of Turkey in Europe. Gospich and Ottochatz are situated on plains...

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