The Saint and the Hero
Miracle, Supernaturalism, Physiology, Religious Authority, Politics, Nationalism
Urges the 'holy knaves' who 'knelt' in 'stupid adoration' of the alleged bleeding of the statue of St Januarius, whose 'simulated gore' wrongly 'melts when hot, congeals when cold', to 'behold' a 'great miracle'—that of Giuseppe Garibaldi's restoration of 'Liberty' to Italy, a country which has suffered 'blood and tears', but which now bleeds and weeps for joy.
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