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Doing My Bit for Ireland (Paperback) Loot Price: R270
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Doing My Bit for Ireland (Paperback): Margaret Skinnider

Doing My Bit for Ireland (Paperback)

Margaret Skinnider

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1917. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... DOING MY BIT FOR IRELAND I JUST before Christmas a year ago, I accepted an invitation to visit some friends in the north of Ireland, where, as a little girl, I had spent many midsummer vacations. My father and mother are Irish, but have lived almost all their lives in Scotland and much of that time in Glasgow. Scotland is my home, but Ireland my country. On those vacation visits to County Monaghan, Ulster, I had come to know the beauty of the inland country, for I stayed nine miles from the town of Monaghan. We used to go there in a jaunting-car and on the way passed the fine places of the rich English people-- the "Planter" people we called them because they were of the stock that Cromwell brought over from England and planted on Irish soil. We would pass, too, the small and poor homes of the Irish, with their wee bit of ground. It was then I began to feel resentment, though I was only a child. In Scotland there were no such contrasts for me to see, but there were the histories of Ireland, --not those the English have written but those read by all the young Irish to-day after they finish studying the Anglicized histories used in the schools. I did it the other way about, for I was not more than twelve when a boy friend loaned me a big thick book, printed in very small type, an Irish history of Ireland. Later I read the school histories and the resentment I had felt in County Monaghan grew hotter. Then there were the old poems which we all learned. My favorite was, "The Jackets Green," the song of a young girl whose lover died for Ireland in the time of William III. The red coat and the green jacket All the differences between the British and Irish lay in the contrast between those two colors. William III, too Up to his reign the Irish army had been a ...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: Margaret Skinnider
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 32
ISBN-13: 978-1-151-39190-2
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-151-39190-5
Barcode: 9781151391902

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