A History of the Irish Parliamentary Party Volume 2

A History of the Irish Parliamentary Party Volume 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. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ... a dozen times during the trial. Russell, as my counsel had admitted to me, had been the prime author of my not being a witness. Yet here was Coleridge covering me with falsehoods, which a single word from Russell must have made impossible. A strange business! Coleridge had accompanied Russell to America four years before, when Russell visited the States 'with introductions to the Irish leaders from Pamell' (Barry O'Brien's Life of Lord Russell, chap. x.). Why was Russell silent? Who told Coleridge all the misstatements? Who primed him? I was appalled. the public and the press that Mr. O'Donnell, though unfortunate, had been straight all through, that everything which he had done at the trial had been counselled by friends of justice, of whom he, Michael Davitt, had been one, having been consulted by Mr. O'Donnell all through. He, Mr. Davitt, had expected a very different issue and verdict. Honest Michael! ' But where are the others?' I asked myself with wonderment and disgust. Where was Parnell? WHAT THE Punuc DID NOT SEE It is time to contribute all I know now to the elucidation of these strange and significant intrigues. Let the public who read these pages follow the pieces of evidence. I ask the judgment and the co-operation of the public in the formation of the ultimate opinion which ought to be held about these matters, their accompaniments, and their sequels. The first sequel was that Mr. Parnell rose in the House of Commons to demand some sort of appropriate tribunal, some commission of inquiry, which could probe the abominable charges which had been directed against him in the course of the trial of O'Donnell v. Walter. He had had no opportunity of giving evidence. He had been...show more

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  • Paperback | 168 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 313g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236743113
  • 9781236743114