The Life, Times, and Correspondence of the Right REV. Dr. Doyle; Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin Volume 2

The Life, Times, and Correspondence of the Right REV. Dr. Doyle; Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin 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. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ...I at liberty to say it without profaneness?--the cause of God.... "During the continued struggle the people are scarcely heard crying for bread, and there is none to break it to them. Let us, my Lord, attend to their cry, and whilst we pursue, as reason and conviction may dictate, our respective views of other measures for national relief, let us combine, as well as we can, good men of every party, sect, and persuasion, to afford relief to the aged, the sick, the destitute, and the famishing." O'Connell thusconcluded: --" But I have run on longer than I intended. My leading objects were to thank you for that pamphlet which has worked my complete conversion; and to offer you my active and persevering exertion to carry into effect your plan of relief for the persons in the world who require it most." A letter from John, Earl of Shrewsbury, with whom O'Connell had a warm pamphleteering controversy afterwards, forms an interesting companion to the " Tribune's " tribute: --"ALTON Towzns, 51: A1'1'1 1831. "MY DEAR LORD BlSHOP, ----I have just procured your admirable letter to Mr. Spring Rice, and have devoured it with the avidity which I always bring to everything that falls from your pen. God grant that it may find good ground in which to produce its fruit. But there is a selfish apathy about our legislators which astonishes and confounds. Were it otherwise, is it possible to conceive that Ireland would be thus abandoned in her distress-that myriads of the King's subjects should be suffered, by that government which LETTER TO ROBERT CASSIDY. 287 is established for their protection, to starve in the midst of plenty--to remain idle under abundant means of affording them...show more

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  • Paperback | 254 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 458g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236757424
  • 9781236757425