The Life and Times of Daniel O'Connell, Volume 2

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J. O'Brien, 1848 - Ireland
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Page 576 - France was leveled with a precision of the most deadly science, — when her legions, incited by the voice and inspired by the example of their mighty leader, rushed again and again to the onset, — tell me if, for an instant, when to hesitate for an instant was to be lost, the
Page 576 - I differ, but who bears, I know, a generous heart in an intrepid breast ; — tell me, for you must needs remember — on that...
Page 320 - On Lough Neagh's bank as the fisherman strays, When the clear, cold eve's declining, He sees the round towers of other days, In the wave beneath him shining! Thus shall memory often, in dreams sublime, Catch a glimpse of the days that are over, Thus, sighing, look through the waves of time For the long-faded glories they cover!
Page 379 - He possesses just the qualities of the impenitent thief who died upon the cross — whose name, I verily believe, must have been Disraeli.
Page 575 - The Duke of Wellington is not a man of an excitable temperament. His mind is of a cast too martial to be easily moved ; but notwithstanding his habitual inflexibility, I cannot help thinking that when he heard his...
Page 576 - The battles, sieges, fortunes that he has passed," ought to have come back upon him. He ought to have remembered that, from the earliest achievement in which he displayed that military genius which has placed him foremost in the annals of modern warfare, down to that last and surpassing combat which has made his name imperishable, — from Assaye to Waterloo, — the Irish soldiers, with whom your armies are filled, were the inseparable auxiliaries to the glory with which his unparalleled successes...
Page 300 - the Protestant Episcopal Establishment in Ireland exceeds the spiritual wants of the Protestant population ; and that, it being the right of the State to regulate the distribution of Church property in such a manner as Parliament may determine, it is the opinion of this House that the temporal possessions of the Church of Ireland, as now established by law, ought to be reduced.
Page 377 - Wycombe, where he said there were many persons of that way of thinking -who would be influenced by my opinion, he would feel obliged by receiving a letter from...
Page 577 - ... chill morning dawned, their dead lay cold and stark together ; — in the same deep pit their bodies were deposited — the green corn of spring is now breaking from their commingled dust — the dew falls from heaven upon their union in the grave. Partakers in every peril — in the glory shall we not be permitted to participate ; and shall we be told, as a requital, that we are estranged from the noble country for whose salvation our life-blood was poured out ? ' The wave of his hand towards...
Page 385 - ... he may receive. Now, Sir, it is my hope that I have insulted him ; assuredly it was my intention to do so : I wished to express the utter scorn in which I hold his character, and the disgust with which his conduct inspires me.

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