Ireland and its rulers

Paperback | May 20, 2014

byDaniel Owen Madden

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1844 edition. Excerpt: ... open liberality of temperament--a generous spirit--and brilliant manner are so much prized--he was exactly suited to captivate the admiration, not of thousands, but millions. But after all his mere personal qualities would not perhaps have procured for him so much enthusiasm, without his Milesian mannerism. He seemed to be the very model of a superfine Paddy. Yes! he deserved the hearty love, and the unrestrained enthusiasm of the Irish people, because he was the only National Lord Lieutenant that Ireland ever had. It is now very generally admitted that Chief Baron Woulfe's idea that "civilization in Ireland must be made racy of the soil," must be taken more notice of by British rulers--that Cockneydom must not be crammed down upon a people, who have been even in the last oentury, while Protestantism alone prevailed, essentially distinct in social feelings and tastes from the English--in short, that the notion of making Ireland a tame copy of England--of having everything shaped exactly after an English pattern, must be given up altogether, unless England wish to rouse every feeling of ill will against her. The British Empire can be better preserved by recognizing and modifying the national feeling of Ireland, than by madly and vainly endeavouring to obliterate it, according to the advice of certain insensate and hardened Utilitarians. It is because Lord Normanby was so congenial with Ireland, that he obtained such applause, and that he retained his popularity to the last. During his Administration the chains of the Empire were hardly felt by Ireland. She recovered all her good humour, and trusted herself once again to the British Power--forgetful of her sorrows, and her insults, and determined for a while to abandon the cry of Repeal....

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1844 edition. Excerpt: ... open liberality of temperament--a generous spirit--and brilliant manner are so much prized--he was exactly sui...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:108 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:May 20, 2014Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217936202

ISBN - 13:9780217936200

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