The Irish Quarterly Review Volume 4

The Irish Quarterly Review Volume 4

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1854 edition. Excerpt: ...an imposture. Because we are unwilling thai these things should happen we have written thus, and two additional reasons, inciting us to this course, pressed strongly upon our mind--we wished to save the poor of the city from the devastating effects which must follow in the first epidemic which may afflict this nation; and we desired to prove to our readers, that the claim of Dublin to these grants is founded in reason, supported by justice, backed by authority, and rendered irrefutable and inalienable by the force of all these, and by facts, figures, and patent proofs. If even the recommendations of the Committee of 1854 be now adopted, who can assert that the grants are secure, and that some man who weighs life and health in the balance of political economy may not, in a few years, once more attacktheselnstitutions which are to-day objects of Parliamentary support. What matters it that the Committee has just recommended a continuance of the grant. Such was the recommendation of the Commissioners of 1842, and yet the Committee of 1849 desired the abrogation of the grants; the Hospitals are, for the preseiit, saved, because men of ability, learning, and honesty have labored to defend them. Knowing these things, believing too, that when the next effort against the Hospitals shall be essayed, men of ability inferior to those lately examined may be their only supporters, we have endeavoured here, to place all the facts of the case, as proved by these, and others, before the reader, that thus he may be able to form his own judgment, and to defend the most important and meritorious of our Institutions; thus he can prove, to the doubting or the carping, the facts upon which the Committee of the House of Commons of 1854 founded the recommendations of...show more

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  • Paperback | 582 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 30mm | 1,025g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236611217
  • 9781236611215