UnCivilization: 2 of 2: Urban Geopolitics in a Time of Chaos by Gregory R. Copley (Author)
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Title: Garibaldi's defence of the Roman Republic
Year: 1907 (1900s)
Authors: Trevelyan, George Macaulay, 1876-1962
Subjects: Garibaldi, Giuseppe, 1807-1882 Rome (Italy) -- History Revolution, 1848-1849
Publisher: London, New York (etc.) : Longmans, Green and Co.
Contributing Library: University of California Libraries
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because of theconstant coming and going of messengers. At daybreak the officers, having helped themselves to goodblack coffee and plenty of cigars, which were ready forthem at three every morning, gathered round the General, who was always the first on thePavilion ; there he was immediately greeted by the Frenchsharpshooters, who gave him their particular attention all daylong. But Garibaldi, after throwing a glance at the enemy,used to light his cigar, which was never extinguished till evening,heard the reports, gave orders, and only left the Pavilion lateat night to seek a few hours rest. - When the French bombardment began, the Savorelligradually crumbled beneath the cannon-balls ; it had beenriddled through and through before the staff, on June 21,thought of moving elsewhere. After the breaching batteries The watch-tower on the roof of the Villa Savorelli. ^ Hoff. 162-164. The Pavilion at length fell in ruin, only five minutes afterGaribaldi had stepped out of it, Btrtani, i. 138.
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BASSI AND GARIBALDI 303 had opened fire (June 13), Garibaldi did not spend thewhole of each day upon the PaviHon, but constantly wentthe rounds, visiting the places where the fire was hottest,and restoring the enthusiasm of the defenders, now by aword of personal sympathy, now by standing like a statueabove his prostrate companions while a shell was burstingin their midst. He seemed to disregard death as a weakthing that he knew by old experience had no power to touchthe man of destiny before his hour ; while Ugo Bassi, equallyreckless, but in a different spirit, sought death as thefriendly deliverer from slavery reimposed and from the ruinof hopes too dear to be outhved. Bassi gave Garibaldi much anxiety, Hoffstetter tells us : I cannot tell you how that man troubles me, said theGeneral to me one day, for he wants to die! One recognisedthe enthusiast in Bassi at the first glance ; his mild eyes andhigh forehead, the waving locks of his hair and beard, hisunusual dress (the red blouse
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