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Juan Pablo Duarte

 
 
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By J. Makali Bruton, March 11, 2018
1. Juan Pablo Duarte Marker
The monument is made up of three columns, with the center column shown here topped by a statue of Duarte. Each column includes three plaques.
Inscription.
Juan Pablo Duarte
Padre de la Patria
Enero 26 de 1813 – Julio 15 de 1876

En homenaje al ilustre fundador de la República Dominicana, con motivo de la IX Feria Internacional del Libro.
Secretaría de Estado de Cultura
Comisión Permanente de Efemérides Patrias
Gobierno Constitucional
Dr. Leonel Fernández
2004-2008
Santo Domingo, República Dominicana, Abril 25 del 2006

Juramento Trinitario
En el nombre de la Santísima, Augustísima e Indivisible Trinidad de Dios Omnipotente: Juro y prometo, por mi honor y mi conciencia, en manos de nuestro Presidente Señor Juan Pablo Duarte, cooperar con mi persona, vida y bienes habidos y por haber a la separación definitiva del Gobierno Haitiano y a implantar una república libre y soberana e independiente de toda dominación extranjera, que se denominará República Dominicana, la cual tendrá su pabellón tricolor en cuartos encarnados y azules, atrevesados con una cruz blanca; la República establecerá su correspondiente escudo de armas. Mientras tanto seremos reconocidos los trinitarios, con las palabras sacramentales “Dios, Patria y Libertad”
Así lo ratifico y prometo ante Dios y ante el mundo. Si tal hago Dios me Proteja y de no me lo tome en cuenta y mis consocios me castiguen el perjurio y la traición si
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By J. Makali Bruton
2. Juan Pablo Duarte Marker
This collage shows the markers of the central column of the monument.
los vendo.

Reseña Histórica de Juan Pablo Duarte
Nace el 26 de Enero de 1813 en Santo Domingo. Su sed de conocimiento lo lleva a Europa donde fortalece sus ideales liberales y perfila nuestro Independencia Nacional. Al retornar ingresa en el servicio obligatorio de la Guardia Nacional del Ejército Haitiano de ocupación, ascendiendo hasta el grado de Coronel. Fundó tres movimientos revolucionarios: LA TRINITARIA, LA FILANTROPICA Y LA DRAMATICA, con los que logró, a fuerza de grandes sacrificios y firme voluntad, sembrar en nuestro pueblo el amor por la libertad y el espíritu de lucha que hicieron nacer la Repúbilca (sic, República) Dominicana el 27 de Febrero de 1844. Las ambiciones particulares de muchos se impusieron a sus aspiraciones de bien colectivo y desarrollo nacional, sufriendo el destierro a Venezuela, país en el que murió el 15 de Julio de 1876.

Romance
Era la noche sombría,
y silenciosa y de calma;
Era una noche de aprobio
para la gente de Ozama.
Noche de mengua y quebranto
para la patria adorada.
El recordarlo tan solo
el corazon apesara.
Ocho los míseros eran
que mano aviesa lanzaba.
En pos de tus compañeros.
Hacia la extranjera playa.
Ellos que en el nombre de Dios,
Patria y Libertad se alzaran
ellos que al pueblo le dieron
la independencia
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3. Juan Pablo Duarte Marker
This collage shows the three markers on the western column of the monument.
anhelada
lanzados fueron del cielo
por cuya dicha lucharan
proscritos, sí, por traidores
los que de lealtad sobraban.
Se les miró descender
a la ribera callada,
se les oyó despedirse
y de su voz apagada
yo recogí los acentos
que por aire vagaban.

La Nacion
La Nación dominicana es libre e independiente y no es ni puede ser jamás parte integrante de ninguna otra Potencia, ni el patrimonio de familia ni persona alguna propia ni mucho menos extraña

El Martirio
Por la cruz, por la patria y su gloria denodados al campo marchemos si nos niega el laurel la victoria del martirio la palma alcancemos.

Los Libres
Soy Templario, repetir debemos los que en el pecho el honor sintamos, los que de libres blasonar podemos, los que a la Patria libertad juramos.

Súplica
Si amorosos me vieran tus ojos
Acabarian mis penas en bien,
Pues quitarás así de mi sien.
La corona que ciñe de abrojos.
Y a mi pecho volvieras la calma
Que otro tiempo gozó placentero,
Y hoy le niega el destino severo
Insensible a las penas del alma.
No le imites, Señora, te ruego,
No te coúse piacer ni amargura
Y ai mirar mi acendrada ternura
No mé tomes como él el sosiego,
Que no en vano se postra mi amor
A los pies de la esquiva beldad:
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4. Juan Pablo Duarte Marker
This collage shows the three markers on the eastern column of the monument.

No me digas ¡Oh no! por piedad
Que me tienes también en horror.
¡Pues es tal ese amor la vehemencia
Que no obstante el rigor de mi suerte,
Yo he jurado por siempre quererte...
A pesar de tu cruda inclemencia!

Ser Justos
Sed justos lo primero,
si queréis ser felices. Ese es el primer
deber del hombre; y ser unidos,
y así apagaréis la tea de la discordia
y venceréis a vuestros enemigos,
y la Patria será libre y salva.
Yo obtendré la mayor recompensa,
la única a que aspiro,
al veros libres, felices, independientes
y tranquilos.

Unidad de las Razas
Los blancos, morenos, cobrizos,
cruzados, marchando serenos,
unidos y osados, la Patria salvemos
de viles tiranos, y al mundo mostremos
que somos hermanos.

Vencer o Morir
Adelante, patricio constante,
Por la Patria a vencer o morir:
Es infame quien dude un instante,
Que sin Patria es mejor no vivir"

La Libertad
Cantad, sirenas, cantad,
cantad un canto por mí,
que anuncie la libertad
al suelo donde nací.

Nuestra Patria
Nuestra Patria ha de ser libre
e independiente de toda Potencia
extranjera o se hunde la isla
***
La Nación dominicana es libre
e independiente y no es ni puede
ser
Juan Pablo Duarte Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 11, 2018
5. Juan Pablo Duarte Marker
This view towards the north shows the three columns and statue of the monument to Duarte, just north of the Museum of the Dominican People (Museo del Hombre Dominicano).
jamás parte integrante de
ninguna otra Potencia,
ni el patrimonio de familia
ni persona alguna propia
ni mucho menos extraña.

La Juventud
Seguid, jóvenes amigos, dulce
esperanza de la patria mía,
seguid con tesón y ardor en la
hermosa carrera que habéis
emprendido y alcanzad la gloria de
dar cima a la grandiosa obra
de nuestra regeneración política
de nuestra independencia nacional,
única garantía de las libertades patrias.

Trabajo
Trabajemos por y para la Patria,
que es trabajar para nuestros hijos
y para nosotros mismos.
***
Trabajemos, trabajemos sin
descansar, no hay que perder la fe
en Dios, en la Justicia de nuestra
causa y en nuestros propios brazos.



English translation:
Juan Pablo Duarte
Father of the Nation
January 26, 1813 - July 15, 1876

In homage to the illustrious founder of the Dominican Republic, as part of the IX International Book Fair.
Secretary of State for Culture
Permanent Commission of Patriotic Ephemerides
Constitutional Government
Dr. Leonel Fernández
2004-2008
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, April 25, 2006

The Trinitarian Oath
In the name of the Most Holy, August and Indivisible Trinity of God Omnipotent:
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6. Juan Pablo Duarte statue
I swear and promise, on my honor and conscience, in the hands of our President Juan Pablo Duarte, to cooperate with my person, life and property and to struggle for the definitive separation of the Haitian Government and to implement a republic, free and sovereign and independent of all foreign domination, which will be called the Dominican Republic, which will have its tricolor flag of red and blue squares, with a white cross; the Republic will establish its corresponding coat of arms. In the meantime we will be recognized as Trinitarians, with the sacred motto of "God, Homeland and Freedom".
This is what I ratify and promise before God and before the world. If such I do, God protect me, and if I do not, then take it into account and my colleagues to punish me for perjury and treason if I sell them out.

Historical Summary of the Life of Juan Pablo Duarte
Born on January 26, 1813 in Santo Domingo. His thirst for knowledge takes him to Europe where he strengthens his liberal ideals and shapes his view of our National Independence. Upon returning, he entered the compulsory service of the National Guard of the Haitian Army of Occupation, ascending to the rank of Coronel. He founded three revolutionary movements: THE TRINITARIAN, THE PHILANTHROPIC AND THE DRAMATIC, with which he achieved, through great sacrifices and his firm will, sowed in our people the love for freedom and the spirit of struggle that gave birth to the Dominican Republic on February 27, 1844. The particular ambitions of many were dedicated to his aspirations of collective good and national development, while he finally suffered exile to Venezuela, where he died on July 15, 1876.

Romance
It was the dark night,
silent and calm;
It was a night of approval
for the people of Ozama.
A night of decline and loss
for the adored homeland.
Remembering it only
makes the heart heavy.
Eight misers extended
their trickster hands,
In pursuit of your companions,
Towards the foreign beach.

They who in the name of God,
Homeland and Liberty will rise
they that gave the people
their longed for independence
thrown from the sky,
whose happiness they will fight for.
Outlaws, yes, or traitors
those who remained loyal.

They watched them descend ... to the silent shore,
they were heard to say goodbye
and of their muffled voices
I picked up the accents
that passed on the wind.

The Nation
The Dominican Nation is free and independent and is not and can never be an integral part of any other Power, nor the part of a family’s heritage, nor a person themselves, much less a foreigner.

Martyrdom
For the cross, for the homeland and its glory, bold in the field, we march and if we are denied the the laurel, the victory of the palm of martyrdom we will have.

Those That Are Fee
I am a Templar, repeat we must those that in our chest feel honor, those that freely can be emblazoned, those that to the Nation swore freedom.

Supplication
If your eyes see me lovingly
My sorrows will end in good,
Then you will remove from my temple
The crown of thorns that encircles it.

And to my chest you would return the calm
That another time it enjoyed pleasantly,
And today is denied the harsh fate
Insensitive to the pains of the soul.
Do not imitate it, Madam, I beg you,
Do not be afraid of pleasure or bitterness
And by looking at my pure tenderness
Do not meddle like it is calm,
That my love is not in vain
At the feet of this elusive beauty:
Do not tell me Oh no! Have mercy
That you also have me in horror.
That this love is vehemence
That notwithstanding the rigor of my luck,
I have sworn forever to love you ...
In spite of your harsh inclemency!

Be Fair
Be fair first,
if you want to be happy. That is the first
Duty of a man; and be united,
and thus you will put out the spark of discord
and you will defeat your enemies,
and the Nation will be free and safe.

I will achieve the greatest reward,
the only one I aspire to,
to see you free, happy, independent
and at peace.

Unity of the Races
Whites, brown, or of copper,
Crusaders, marching serene,
united and daring, the Fatherland let us save
from vile tyrants, and the world we will show
that we are brothers.

Victory or Death
Forward, constant patrician,
the Nation to win or die:
It is infamous to doubt a moment,
That without a country it is better not to live.

Freedom
Sing, sirens, sing,
sing a song for me,
that announces freedom
to the land where I was born.

Our Homeland
Our Homeland has to be free and independent of any foreign Power or the island will sink.
***
The Dominican Nation is free and independent and is not and can not be an integral part of no other Power,
nor family heritage, or anybody's own property, much less that of a foreigner.

Youth
Keep up your work, young friends, sweet hope of my country, follow with determination and ardor in the beautiful career that you have embarked upon and reach the glory of the goal of gaining as your life’s work for our political regeneration and our national independence, the only guarantee of national freedoms.

Work
Let us work for and by the Homeland,
that is to work for our children
and for ourselves.
***
Let us work, let's work without resting, we should not lose faith in God, in the Justice of our cause and in our own arms.

 
Erected 2006 by Secretaría de Estado de Cultura, Comisión Permanente de Efemérides Patrias and Gobierno Constitucional.
 
Location. 18° 28.365′ N, 69° 54.491′ W. Marker is in Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional. Marker can be reached from Avenida Pedro Henríquez Ureña just east of Calle Benito Juárez, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional 10205, Dominican Republic.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Friar Bartolomé de las Casas (a few steps from this marker); Enriquillo (a few steps from this marker); Sebastián Lemba (a few steps from this marker); Black Jack (within shouting distance of this marker); Carlos Andújar (within shouting distance of this marker); Rafael González Tirado (within shouting distance of this marker); Hugo Estrella Guzmán (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Myrna Guerrero (about 150 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santo Domingo.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 3, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 3, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 56 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on June 3, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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