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Poland in the World
ANTHONY J. ZIELINSKI
With an Introductory Letter by the
Archbishop of St. Louis
An Introduction by
John W. Weeks
A Foreword by
statesmen everywhere are agreed
-Woodrow Wilson, January 22, 1917
“The Poles no longer have a common country, but they have a common language. They will remain, then, united by the strongest and most durable of all bonds. They will arrive, under foreign domination, to the age of manhood, and the moment they reach that age, will not be far from that in which, emancipated, they will all be attached once more to one center." Talleyrand, after the Council of Vienna, 1815.
“Oh, my Poland, thou art on the threshold of thy victory. Let it be only seen that thou art the eternal enemy of all evil and then shall the bonds of death be broken. In the last moment, when death struggles against life, amid the sobs of despair, the wails of dying lips, in the strength of thy martyrdom overcome that moment, conquer that pain, and thou shalt rise as the queen of all Slavonia, to dry human tears and to rule the world of souls."