History Nugget #16: August 2019

“It would be an idle waste of time to set about refuting the various attacks which have been circulated against me; they are framed in terms well calculated to reflect disgrace upon their authors”: they seem to be inspired by the furies; they breathe only of vengeance and of blood;—and those who wrote them, having been actuated only by the basest passions- were incapable of reflecting on the inconsistencies with which they abound. Unhappy beings! their vituperation is my eulogy. Where has been the man of virtue who has laboured for the welfare of his country, and who has not been persecuted by envious enemies?”

Agustin de Iturbide, The Memoirs of Agustin De Iturbide: Chiefly Concerning The Late Revolution In Mexico, (London: John Murray, 1824), pp 2- 3.

  1 comment for “History Nugget #16: August 2019

  1. August 20, 2019 at 6:31 pm

    Hi, I’m a history lover – new to your blog. As for this post – Wow, his enemies certainly wouldn’t win a war of words with him. Reading that is like reading scripture.

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