New Ireland

New Ireland

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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. 1878 edition. Excerpt: ... a few years before, seemed almost extinguished in Ireland; but abroad--in America and elsewhere--the refugees of the '48 movement, with one or two important exceptions, invincibly retained the violent determinations of that time. Two of these refugees, Mr. John O'Mahony and Mr. James Stephens, had settled for some time in Paris after their escape from Ireland in 1848. They there fell into the society of men who, during the "year of revolutions," in various parts of Europe, from Vienna to Rome, had played a part much like their own; and soon, in what may be called the central training-school of European revolutionism, they learned that the way to begin was by a secret society. After a residence of a few years in the French capital, O'Mahony proceeded to America. Stephens quietly returned to Ireland, and engaged himself as private tutor to a gentleman residing near Killarney. Before parting, they had both arrived at the conclusion that if ever their principles were to have another opportunity of promulgation in Ireland it should be in accordance with the skilful tactics they had learned in Paris. But they grievously feared that what they execrated as the retrograde movement of the popular party at home, under Duffy's guidance, had rendered any such contingency hopelessly remote. The)r little thought how near it was at hand. The overthrow and virtual suppression of the Tenant League, utterly breaking the hope of the people in such political efforts, cleared the field and removed the obstacles which the dreaming conspirators thus deplored. With joy they saw the people abandon public politics, and well knew how, brooding in despair, they would weigh the miseries contested elections had brought on their heads against the worst that could...show more

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  • Paperback | 164 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 304g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236565800
  • 9781236565808