Home Government for Ireland; Irish Federalism! Its Meaning, Its Objects, and Its Hopes

Paperback | January 15, 2012

byIsaac Butt

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1871. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IX. THE DESTINY OF IRELAND. I Am not content that this tract should be given to the public without the addition of a few pages which I know will, in the eyes of many, impress upon my views and opinions a visionary character. But without them this publication would convey a very imperfect and, therefore, in this instance, an untrue representation of my sentiments and thoughts. It may appear to some tha,t I take a low view of Ireland's future, because I am willing to ask for her a place, in some respects it may be, a subordinate one, in a confederation of the British Isles. This is not so. I have a faith, it may be a fanatical, but certainly an enthusiastic one, in a future for Ireland that will recall the glories of her ancient grandeur, and obliterate the traces of the centuries of miseries and humiliation which have intervened between that grandeur and our time. I believe in that which is popularly called the destiny of nations--that isy I believe that nations are appointed to fulfil certain purposes in the great progress of the human race:--"There is a Providence doth shape their ends, Rough hew them as they will." I do not envy the man who can study history without feeling this--who can imagine that he is reading the records of detached human actions, or of human actions following each other in the natural and ordinary sequence of cause and effect, and who does not see that over all the passions and feelings of men there presides an overruling power that moulds and fashions the life of nations to some particular purpose which they are to carry out, it may be in the far off future of the story of the human race. All those who accept the Jewish and Christian revelations, must believe in numerous instances of this. But it needs no revelation to teach any...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1871. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IX. THE DESTINY OF IRELAND. I Am not content that this tract should be given to the public without the addition of a few page...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:36 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:January 15, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217007430

ISBN - 13:9780217007436

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