One day Philip, with the bluntness of his age, asked him if it was true he had been with Garibaldi
. The old man did not seem to attach any importance to the question.
What can we expect, then, when we have only poor gallant blundering men like Kossuth, Garibaldi
, Mazzini, and righteous causes which do not triumph in their hands--men who have holes enough in their armour, God knows, easy to be hit by respectabilities sitting in their lounging chairs, and having large balances at their bankers'?