Four Years of Irish History, 1845-1849

Four Years of Irish History, 1845-1849 : A Sequel to Young Ireland (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Four Years of Irish History, 1845-1849: A Sequel to "Young Ireland" Ireland, chiefly because of the unusual period which has elapsed since the publication of the first volume. The main cause of delay was the quantity of new materials placed at my disposal during last year. Describing transactions in which, for the most part, I had personally shared, I might perhaps have dis pensed with aid; but contemporary correspondence and diaries are like living witnesses, who come to correct or confirm a writer's individual impressions, and I gladly accepted, and have used largely throughout the narrative, the valuable materials in question. I felt the more bound to do so that one aim of this book is to negative long-received opinions, and disturb rooted prepossessions, and this is a task which is attempted in vain unless a writer rests his deductions on solid evidence. It will be more convenient to acknowledge these documents wherever they are used than to enumerate them here. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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  • Paperback | 904 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 45mm | 1,184g
  • Forgotten Books
  • English
  • 195 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 024303315X
  • 9780243033157