Talks about Ireland

Talks about Ireland

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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. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ...facts are as well known in Galway and Donegal as the similar offenses of Nero and of Henry the Eighth. Yet Froude dares to charge the Irish political leaders with being " patrons of assassination," because this leprous Lord Leitrim was slain. I denounce James Anthony Froude before Christendom as the'patron of seduction and the defender of debauchery. Loud cheers. It is time to talk plainly, and to brand the slanderers of your race as they deserve. Cheers. I dare James Anthony Frou e to say that he would have introduced his wife or daughter to Lord Leitrim. Cheers. gurning to the Government reporter: as John Bright's spy got that down P Cheers from the audience. I am not defending the slayer of Lord Leitrim: I am only v-indicating the Irish character. Assassination helps no good cause. Napoleon said that in war a blunder is worse than a crime; and assassination is not only a crime, but a blunder. I will tell you how to obtain your just rights without a crime, without shedding one drop of blood, without doing anything that the Queen of England does not do, that the aristocracy of England have not done for generations, that the Irish landlords do not countenance at this hour, and that the Catholic Church has not sanctioned and practiced for centuries. I will not tell you to do anything in conflict with British laws and the British Constitution. Now, don't frown when I say British Constitution! My friends, it is true of the British Constitution what the old lady said of the doctrine of total depravity: "It's a very good thing if it's only lived up to! " Laughter. The trouble in Ireland has been that only the landlords have been able to take advantage of the British Constitution! Why have the...show more

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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 118g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236912179
  • 9781236912176