Further, an alliance with the House of Habsburg might be expected to wean the Germans from all thought of gaining succour from that quarter.
The Piedmontese troops distinguished themselves in the field, gaining the sympathies of the French and English; and at the subsequent congress of Paris (1856), where Cavour himself was Sardinian representative, the Italian question was discussed, and the intolerable oppression of the Italian peoples by Austria and the despots ventilated.
At this speed he was sure he was gaining ground on the other biker.
Both were in their late 30's, losing their hair, gaining a mid-section and happily married.
Here he waited for a year until his companions could join him, and meanwhile he occupied himself in his usual good works, gaining several more companions and meeting Giovanni Piero Caraffa, afterwards Paul IV., who had lately founded the Theatines.