Robert Emmet; His Birth-Place and Burial

Robert Emmet; His Birth-Place and Burial

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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. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ... 95th year of his age." The editorial notice of his death is as follows: --"death Of Robert Holmes. "It is with feelings of the deepest sorrow we record the death of this distinguished Irishman and eminent lawyer. The sad event took place in London last Wednesday, at the residence of his son-in-law, Eaton Square, having just attained the age of 95, and in the full possession of his mental faculties." The Dublin Evening Post of December 3rd, 1859, thus records Mr. Holmes' death: --" The death of this truly great man in London had been reported about two years ago, when the erroneous announcement had given occasion to panegyrics upon his public and private life in the Irish newspapers, which it was stated at the time he had read with gratification as the kind expressions of his countrymen towards one who loved Ireland well. It is now our duty to announce the fact that the earthly career of Robert Holmes has terminated. He died on Wednesday last, at the residence of his son-in-law, in Eaton Place, London. The venerable gentleman had just entered on his ninety-fifth year, and to the last was in possession of his mental faculties. We cannot better convey our opinion of his character than in the words of one to whom he was most intimately known for years--no ordinary judge of human nature--who, in communicating this intelligence to our friend in Dublin, thus expressed himself: ' He died this evening at a quarter to seven o'clock, and a nobler spirit never winged'its way from this to the other world than his.' The numerous admirers and the many attached friends of Robert Holmes in Ireland will, we are sure, fully reecho this sentiment. If loftiness of mind and resolute independence of character, accompanied by intellect of the...show more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236581032
  • 9781236581037