Memories: Baltasar Hacquet o Hrvatima

(Automatic translation from Croatian)

Croat is generally among their own kind, good man, he is faithful and helpful, but what is not in his caste, holding foreign and outside the country and hostile. .... But either way, and that the Croat poorer, even poorer than Morlachs, he is still hospitable to every stranger who he is in his home country to ask for help. It is very unusual that in any part of the country where he lives these people have not seen a beggar, and that is something that we immediately fall into the eye in every poor nation, and there is seen that the poor can have a sense of honor. Parental love for their children is very large, and with it, their children do not beget, nor forget their obligations. How many times has happened, when the nation was under previous governments, that with more freedom went to war, and the father, who was no longer red, went to war instead of a son to mean: "I am well advanced in years, my life I have left less than my son, I know the war and I was already used to it, and if I'm lucky, I hope to return to their homeland and found a family in greater numbers and cheer is a small profit! "This liquid way of thinking in general is present with them, and since all of them men of war, then they are not even else can be expected.

Baltasar Hacquet, painting and describe the southwestern and eastern Wenda, Illyrians and Slavs, Split, 2008.