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London: Office O F T H E T O M A H A W K...
drunken with the blood of Poland and thirsting for further territory . Leaves the cold Barbarian with her mock Church and her Creed of Cruelty—her Chains and her Prisons—her Grandeur of to-day and her Obscurity of yesterday ! Floating in the Air , past the Nations . At last the Country of Smoky Philosophers , the Home of the Needle-gun . Hail , most valiant people , winning your battles without risk , and
stealing your neighbours' property without hesitation ! Hail , noble thieves and cautions cut-throatssuccess gives popularity , and you have been veiy successful ! Floating past the Land of Bismarck , TOMAHAWK hovers over the Country of a Usurper . He looks down upon a noble city built of stone and bankruptcy , upon an army composed of unwilling conscripts , upon a people dissatisfied and oppressed . He looks down upon the Usurper
and there is blood upon his hands , and falsehood upon his soul . He looks down upon the Throne , and it is built up of Lies and Tyranny . He looks down upon the Country and he finds nought but " Sham ! " False Glory , false Commerce , false Security ! The power of the Usurper has risen like a dream—his prosperity may disappear like a nightmare ! And Tomahawk looks down upon Louis Napoleon , as ( remembering the coup < T ta £ ) well he may :
Crime successful , and trickery triumphant—he sees nothing more ! Floating away from France he passes over Spain and Italy—two Countries once the pride of Europe . How changed are they now ! Spain , land of decay—Italy , home of dishonesty : The first holding fast to the traditions of the Past , the last careless of the advent of the Future . Floating more quickly now—nay , flying , for TOMAHAWK is nearing his native land , —he
hovers over London . An empty Palace that should be full ; a full " House " that might well be empty . A retired Queen who should be among her people ; an active Statesman who should not refuse to retire into the bosom of his family . " Place not patriotism : " Once more the sentiment forces itself upon the mind of Tomahawk , —Oh , " Land of the Brave and the Free , " where gross injustice is tolerated , and Society has a code of rules , which manufactures chains
for the hands and ruin for the soul ! A little further to the West , and TOMAHAWK passes over a spot of green . This is the land of " Paddy "—poor pig-headed , warm-hearted Paddy . See how pleased he looks . He has just seen our dear Princess Alexandra—that accounts for his smile and his loyalty . And now TOMAHAWK has to take his adieu . See , then , here is his Second Volume produced
in spite of the machinations of an unfriendly Press . He lias nothing to regret or complain of . The Public have been his friend . TOMAHAWK rejoices at the fact , and hopes for many , many years to return the Public ' s compliment .
Iv ' ___ Preface.
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Tomahawk (1867-1870), Jan. 4, 1868, page iv, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/t/issues/fttw_04011868/page/4/