Modern Ireland : Its Vital Questions, Secret Societies, and Government (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from Modern Ireland: Its Vital Questions, Secret Societies, and Government It is evident that in this condition of affairs the spirit of the British Constitution is not represented. This result has been produced, not as some think because the principles of English institutions are un congenial to the Irish people, but because Ireland has not been governed in accordance with those prin ciples for it is of the essence of English institutions that they should represent the people and be in har mony with the popular will. Ireland has not been governed in this spirit. Centuries ago, the native chieftains petitioned to have the protection of English laws extended to them, and were refused. The exis tence of the Church Establishment at the present moment, is an indication that the policy which insti gated that refusal did not die. Ireland has not yet fully received the benefit of institutions analogous to those of England, that is to say, of institutions which harmonize with the popular sentiment, and are not imposed on the people against their will. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com 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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- 152 x 229 x 24mm | 626g
- 15 Jan 2018
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