The Dublin Review Volume 1-2

The Dublin Review Volume 1-2

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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. 1863 edition. Excerpt: ...seems proper for the Irish Catholics to consider whether if they reject the liberal alliance for incompatibility of temper, upon foreign politics, there exists anywhere a party whose foreign politics they can adopt, or which would not follow a line of foreign politics substantially the same, with that which offends thein in the present government. They will have to question their consciences whether they believe that ministers in following their present line of Italian policy, do not act in obe lience to the plainly expressed and almost unanimous although unenlightened and misguided will of Great Britain; and they will have further to inquire whether any government, be the taste and feelings of its individual members what they may, can govern in opposition to the public will. If they arrive at the conclusion to us seemingly inevitable that the policy of England, upon the Italian question, must for some time to come be what it is, under any government, the Irish Liberals will have to determine whether it will be possible for them to support any government; and should conscience answer in the negative, then will come the grave inquiry, whether, were they much stronger than they can hope to be, they could effect any thing in absolute isolation; and whether with their dwindling numbers, and diminishing influence, isolation is not in fact extinction. If however notwithstanding their belief, that the policy of all parties in England must be substantially the same in relation to the temporal power of the Pope, the Irish Liberals can settle it with their consciences to accord a preference to one party or the other, preliminary questions of a very serious and practical nature, will have to be determined and soon. There are said to be three stages...show more

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  • Paperback | 244 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 440g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236963385
  • 9781236963383