The Life of Charles Stewart Parnell -- 1846~1891

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Page 220 - Irish cause in a position of great embarrassment, but would render my retention of the leadership of the liberal party, based as it has been mainly upon the prosecution of the Irish cause, almost a nullity.
Page 173 - DEAR SIR, — I am not surprised at your friend's anger, but he and you should know that to denounce the murders was the only course open to us. To do that promptly was plainly our best policy. But you can tell him and all others concerned that, though I regret the accident of Lord F. Cavendish's death, I cannot refuse to admit that Burke got no more than his deserts.
Page 55 - ... to embrace in a manner foreign to their habits in other times the vast importance of the Irish controversy.
Page 108 - I do not believe that the great majority of Englishmen have the slightest conception of the system under which this free nation attempts to rule a sister country. It is a system which is founded on the bayonets of 30,000 soldiers encamped permanently as in a hostile country.
Page 335 - 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 4 - For him, thou oft hast bid the world attend, Fond to forget the statesman in the friend ; For SWIFT and him, despised the farce of state, • The sober follies of the wise and great ; Dext'rous, the craving, fawning crowd to quit, And pleased to 'scape from Flattery to Wit.
Page 91 - But this House humbly expresses its regret that no measures are announced by her Majesty for the present relief of these classes, and especially for affording facilities to the agricultural labourers and others in the rural districts to obtain allotments and small holdings on equitable terms as to rent and security of tenure.
Page 4 - scape from flattery to wit. Absent or dead, still let a friend be dear (A sigh the absent claims, the dead a tear); Recall those nights that closed thy toilsome days ; Still hear thy Parnell in his living lays, Who, careless now of int'rest, fame, or fate, Perhaps forgets that Oxford e'er was great ; Or, deeming meanest what we. greatest call, Beholds thee glorious only in thy fall...
Page 231 - Coventry, by isolating him from his kind as if he was a leper of old — you must show him your detestation of the crime he has committed, and you may depend upon it that there will be no man so full of avarice, so lost to shame, as to dare the public opinion of all right-thinking men and to transgress your unwritten code of laws.
Page 343 - We have shown in the course of the report that Mr. Davitt was a member of the Fenian organisation, and convicted as such, and that he received money from a fund which had been contributed for the purpose of outrage and crime, viz., the Skirmishing Fund. It was not, however, for the formation of the Land League itself, but for the promotion of the agitation which led up to it. We have also shown that Mr.

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