Charles Stewart Parnell; His Love Story and Political Life, Volume 1

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George H. Doran Company, 1914 - Ireland - 275 pages

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I would agree with the previous review from 2007 that this is a worthy read, particularly as it contains a wealth of useful primary source material between Parnell and Katherine O'Shea and also ... Read full review

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Page 133 - ... Pleased rather with some soft ideal scene The work of Fancy, or some happy tone Of meditation, slipping in between The beauty coming and the beauty gone. — If Thought and Love desert us, from that day Let us break off all commerce with the Muse : With Thought and Love companions of our way — Whate'er the senses take or may refuse, — The Mind's internal heaven shall shed her dews Of inspiration on the humblest lay.
Page 223 - IT is so long since I have heard from you, that I suppose Rome engrosses every moment of your time ; and if it engrosses it in the manner I could wish, I willingly give up my share of it. I would rather prodesse quam conspici.
Page 239 - If the Arrears question be settled upon the lines indicated by us, I have every confidence — a confidence shared by my colleagues — that the exertions which we should be able to make strenuously, and unremittingly, would be effective in stopping outrages and H intimidation of all kinds.
Page 126 - Parnell to come out and speak to us in Palace Yard. He came out, a tall, gaunt figure, thin and deadly pale. He looked straight at me smiling, and his curiously burning eyes looked into mine with a wondering intentness that threw into my brain the sudden thought: "This man is wonderful — and different.
Page 129 - Unless you can muse in a crowd all day On the absent face that fixed you ; Unless you can love, as the angels may, With the breadth of heaven betwixt you ; Unless you can dream that his faith is fast, Through behoving and unbehoving ; Unless you can die when the dream is past — Oh, never call it loving ! A MAN'S REQUIREMENTS.
Page 143 - When a man takes a farm from which another has been evicted, you must shun him on the roadside when you meet him— you must shun him in the streets of the town— you must shun him in the shop— you must shun him on the...
Page 239 - The accomplishment of the programme I have sketched out to you would, in my judgment, be regarded by the country as a practical settlement of the Land Question, and would, I feel sure, enable us to cooperate cordially for the future with the Liberal Party in forwarding Liberal principles...
Page 194 - Politically it is a fortunate thing for me that I have been arrested, as the movement is breaking fast, and all will be quiet in a few months, when I shall be released.
Page 181 - You have gained something by your exertions during the last twelve months ; but I am here to-day to tell you that you have gained but a fraction of that to which you are entitled. And the Irishman who thinks that he can now throw away his arms, just as Grattan disbanded the volunteers in 1783, will find to his sorrow and destruction when too late that he has placed himself in the power of the perfidious and cruel and relentless English enemy.
Page 194 - Parnell's arrest,' says the biographer of Mr. Forster, bearing strange testimony to the power of this extraordinary man, ' was hailed almost as though it had been the news of a signal victory gained by England over a hated and formidable enemy.

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