Ireland One Hundred and Twenty Years Ago: Being a New and Revised Edition of Ireland Sixty Years Ago (Classic Reprint)

April 23, 2018|
Ireland One Hundred and Twenty Years Ago: Being a New and Revised Edition of Ireland Sixty Years Ago (Classic Reprint) by John Edward Walsh
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The writer has no desire to indulge the taste of atrocity-mongers, still less to depreciate the character or exaggerate the faults of his countrymen, by any of these sketches. The object of them is the very reverse, if so light a matter as this volume can be said to have an object. N 0 person who knows the state of Ireland at the present day, and compares it with Ireland sixty years ago, can fail to be struck with her great improvement. Sixty years ago we were an isolated and peculiar people, only settling down into the order of a peaceful community, after centu ries of intestine commotion; intercourse with our sister Englandwas limited and unfrequent; few of our neighbours visited us, and we visited few of our neighbours; a compara tively young man may remember the time when a voyage to Liverpool often occupied ten days, and was considered a matter of difficulty and danger - even of boast and exulta tion-to the adventurous traveller who had accomplished it. All this is now changed. Years of peace have taught us to prefer quiet and industry to violence and scheming. Intercourse with England has now become as easy and frequent as between two neighbouring counties at home; as we mix with our neighbours, the rough prominences which distinguished our national character are rubbing ofi.

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Title:Ireland One Hundred and Twenty Years Ago: Being a New and Revised Edition of Ireland Sixty Years Ag...Format:HardcoverProduct dimensions:158 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.44 inShipping dimensions:158 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.44 inPublished:April 23, 2018Publisher:FB&C LtdLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0331787431

ISBN - 13:9780331787436

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