And Poland at last proclaimed: "Whoever he be that comes to me, he shall be free and equal, because I am freedom." But the kings, hearing this her voice, were terrified in their hearts, and said: "We thought we had expelled Freedom from the earth, and lo! she has come back, personified in a nation which refuses to bow before our idols. Let us go and kill that nation". And they laid a scheme of treachery. The King of Prussia came, and gave a kiss to the Polish nation, and saluted it, saying: "My dear ally;" though he had just sold it for thirty towns of Great Poland, like Judas, who sold Christ for thirty silver shekels. And the two other kings seized on the Polish nation, and threw it into chains.
And their shouting was but folly; because, by committing this last crime, they filled up the measure of their iniquities to the brim; and their power was crumbling to pieces the most, when they were most rejoicing. For the Polish Nation is not dead! Its body, indeed, is in the tomb, but its SOVL has ascended from the surface of the earth; that is, from public life to the abyss, or domestic life to the bornes and hearths of those who endure distress and oppression in their country, in order to be the witness there of their suffering, and of their misery. And on the third day, the soul shall return to its body; and the nation shall rise from the dead, and shall free all the nations of Europe from slavery.