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New Ireland (Paperback) Loot Price: R398
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New Ireland (Paperback): Alexander Martin Sullivan
New Ireland (Paperback): Alexander Martin Sullivan

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Alexander Martin Sullivan

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: CHAPTER III. O'CONNELL AJO) REPEAL. The prominent figure, the leading character, in Irish life five and thirty years ago was Daniel O'Connell. As we look back upon that period we see his great form flung upon the Irish sky like that of some Titan towering above the race of men. In Ireland he is fondly styled " the Liberator "; in England known as the " Irish Agitator." In Rome his memory is held in benediction as that of a " champion of the Church." Hardly yet, long as he has lain in the national mausoleum at G-lasnevin, have prejudice and passion ceased to struggle over his bier, and allowed him to be dispassionately contemplated as an historical character. No man can be named who at any time in Irish affairs attained to such popularity as that which was O'Connell's in 1844, when he may be said to have reached the zenith of his power. Like other master characters in history, he carved out his owncareer, and attained to eminence by virtue of his own strong will, by the force of commanding genius. He inherited no lordly title; he succeeded to no great territorial influence. He belonged to an ancient and honoured Celtic family in West Kerry, and was expectant heir to an uncle?"Old Hunting-Cap"?who would have left him considerable means had the future tribune not married for love, and displeased the wealthy old squire. He entered the Irish bar. It is a singular fact that the only men who within the last hundred years became really great popular leaders in Ireland were barristers, who first won popular confidence and popular influence by their forensic abilities; namely, Daniel O'Connell and Isaac Butt. The bar, in any country possessing such an institution, must always to a great extent contribute "leaders of public opinion." From its ranks are most likely to come, unless...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: Alexander Martin Sullivan
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 5mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 90
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-26315-3
Barcode: 9780217263153
Categories: Books
LSN: 0-217-26315-1

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