A History Of Our Own Times Volume 5

Paperback | July 9, 2012

byJustin Mccarthy

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...and entered the House of Commons. He was a Catholic in religion; a thorough Liberal, and even a Radical in his political principles; a sincere lover of his country, and a champion of her claims on Parliament for just dealing, and might indeed have been described at a Nationalist, except for the fact that he did not go so far in his assertion of those claims as Mr. Par-nell and the body of Irish members who bore the distinctive title of Nationalists would have desired him to go. When Mr. Gladstone formed his first Home Rule Administration, Russell, who was by that time member for South Hackney, was made Attorney-General. In the House of Commons he had made for himself, from the very first, a distinguished position, not merely as a lawyer speaking on questions of law, but as a Parliamentary debater on all subjects of public interest, in the discussion of which he felt called upon to take a part. He never spoke but when he had something appropriate and important to say; his arguments were always telling; and where the occasion was great he could move the House by an eloquence really thrilling. He was engaged for the defence in the famous Parnell Commission of 1888, and won for himself there a renown destined to pass into history, destined to be remembered among the greatest triumphs of the English Bar. Russell's cross-examination of Pigott the forger will ever be remembered by all who were present during that remarkable struggle between the dexterous, unscrupulous criminal and the incomparable advocate of the accused Irish Nationalists. The speech which Russell delivered then was undoubtedly one of the most splendid displays of an advocate's eloquence to be recorded to the honor of the legal profession at any time. The presiding judge, Lord Hannen,...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...and entered the House of Commons. He was a Catholic in religion; a thorough Liberal, and even a Radical in his politica...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:98 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.2 inPublished:July 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217667821

ISBN - 13:9780217667821

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