The life of Charles Stewart Parnell, 1846-1891, Volume 1

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Page 33 - THERE is not in the wide world a valley so sweet, As that vale in whose bosom the bright waters meet ; Oh ! the last rays of feeling and life must depart, Ere the bloom of that valley shall fade from my heart.
Page 33 - Twas that friends, the beloved of my bosom, were near, Who made every dear scene of enchantment more dear, And who felt how the best charms of Nature improve When we see them reflected from looks that we love. Sweet vale of Avoca ! how calm could I rest In thy bosom of shade, with the friends I love best, Where the storms that we feel in this cold world should cease, And our hearts, like thy waters, be mingled in peace.
Page 314 - Guildhall, rose and announced that " even within these few moments I have been informed that towards the vindication of law and order, of the rights of property, of the freedom of the land, of the first elements of political life and civilisation, the first step has been taken in the arrest of the man who, unhappily, from motives which I do not challenge, which I cannot examine, and with which I have nothing to do, has made himself beyond all others prominent in the attempt to destroy the authority...
Page 57 - ... to embrace in a manner foreign to their habits in other times the vast importance of the Irish controversy.
Page 1 - ... worth so much money before; but perhaps you are not sensible of this, who give away your own works. You are a generous author; I a hackney scribbler: you...
Page 234 - think I heard somebody say, ' Shoot him '—(' Shoot him ') " —but I wish to point out to you a very much better way, a " more Christian and a more charitable way, which will give the "lost sinner an opportunity of repenting.
Page 347 - A surrender is bad, but a compromise or arrangement is worse. I think we may remember what a Tudor king said to a great Irishman in former times : " If all Ireland cannot govern the Earl of Kildare, then let the Earl of Kildare govern all Ireland.
Page 39 - English,' he would say to his brother John, ' despise us because we are Irish ; but we must stand up to them. That's" the way to treat the Englishman — stand up to him.' Parnell's English training had undoubtedly something to do in the making of him, and if it did not make him very Irish, it certainly made him very antiEnglish. In 1869 he left Cambridge without taking a degree. He was, in fact, ' sent down,' under circumstances which have been related to me by Mr.
Page 343 - I must get others, but what is obtained is ' (and here he used most remarkable words) ' that the conspiracy which has been used to get up boycotting and outrages will now be used to put them down, and that there will be a union in the Liberal party.
Page 4 - Dear to the Muse ! to Harley dear — in vain ! For him, thou oft hast bid the world attend, Fond to forget the statesman in .the friend; For Swift and him, despis'd the farce of state, The sober follies of the wise and great ; Dextrous, the craving, fawning crowd to quit, And pleas'd to 'scape from flattery to wit.

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