Punch,  19 (1850), 121.

To the Laughers





Travel, Exploration, Government, Internationalism

    Reports on Alexander von Humboldt's reflections on European peace at the Universal Peace Congress in Frankfurt. Notes Humboldt's honest claim that the 'long accumulated elements of animosity' between nations may be weakened by Governments 'fostering the progressive and legitimate development and perfectibility of free institutions'. Regards him as a 'Visionary Enthusiast' for insisting that 'under the protection of a superior power, a long-nourished yearning after a noble aim in the life of nations' will be consummated.

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