American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Cavour, Conte Camillo Benso di 1810-1861. Italian political leader who was premier of Sardinia (1852-1859 and 1860-1861) and assisted in the unification of Italy under Victor Emmanuel II, the king of Sardinia.
“The American aircraft carrier Carl Vinson and its attending fighting vessels patrol just offshore, and the Italian aircraft carrier, the Cavour, is steaming into Haitian waters as I write this.”
“Cavour had the French words turned into good Italian by a literary friend (for he always misdoubted his own grammar); one or two expressions were changed; “humanity” was left out.”
“In a free country they could do no harm; they would be always obliged to modify and transform themselves and would never gain a real empire either in the world of politics or intellect The great Pombal, who may be called the Cavour of Portugal, took his conception of a free state from England, like the Italian statesman, but he did not understand that persecution is an unfortunate way of inaugurating liberty.”
“Aurelio Saffi well said that “in these supreme moments you would have called Cavour a follower of Mazzini.””
“To be very anxious to prove the affirmative is to misunderstand the grounds on which we may call Cavour one of the greatest of statesmen.”
“That soreness did, in fact, still exist; but when in January the Rattazzi ministry fell, the King saw that it was his duty to recall Cavour to his counsels, and he at once charged him to form a cabinet.”
“The Cavour, which is set to sail from the port of La Spezia on Tuesday afternoon, is expected to reach Haiti in around 10 days, Italian Navy spokesman Massimo Romeo told the German Press Agency dpa.”
“The leading Italian statesmen, such as Cavour, were also his friends.”
“A great Central Party, such as Cavour founded for the liberation of Italy?" said I. "Exactly," said he.”
“For the rest, with minds such as Cavour's, religion is not the mystical elevation of the soul towards God, but the intellectual assent to the ruling of a superior will, and religious forms are, in substance, symbols of that assent.”
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