An Anecdotal History of the British Parliament; With Notices of Eminent Parliamentary Men and Examples of Their Oratory

An Anecdotal History of the British Parliament; With Notices of Eminent Parliamentary Men and Examples of Their Oratory

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ... morning dawned, their dead lay cold and stark together; in the same deep pit their bodies were deposited; the green arm of spring is now breaking on their commingled dust; the dew falls from heaven upon their union in the grave. Partakers in every peril, in the glory shall we not participate? And shall we be told, as a requital, that we are estranged from the noble country for whose salvation our lifeblood was poured out?" The effcct produced by this passage will not be easily forgotten. The passionate vehemence of the speaker and the mournful music of his voice were a living echo to the deep emotions with which his soul seemed charged. Sheil and I'ea.rg'us O'Connor.--Towards the end of March, 1848 (writes Torrens), considerable apprehensions were entertained regarding the effect of certain writings and speeches addressed to the working classes--then suffering severely from want of employment----by Mr. Feargus ()'Connor. Meeting him one day in the lobby of the House of Commons, Mr. Sheil drew him aside, and expostulated with him in a friendly but warning tone on the mischief he might heedlessly do to others as well as to himself. Remonstrance appearing to prove ineffectual, he said at length, in low but monitory accents, " Well, you will take your own course; but remember, I tell you as a friend, the Home Ofiice has its eye upon you, and you may regret when too late your unwillingness to take prudent advice." " Oh! " exclaimed O'Connor, raising his voice, " this comes well from the Right Honourable Richard Lalor Sheil, whom I once heard on the hustings--when he was only, like myself, a plain honourable gentleman'--tell the people what their rights were, and that if after due demand...
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  • Paperback | 280 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 503g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236745736
  • 9781236745736