Short Life of Thomas Davis, 1840-1846

Paperback | February 9, 2012

bySir Charles Gavan Duffy

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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.1896 Excerpt: ... HE new journal was announced to appear on the 8th of October, 1842. Davis had only undertaken to write one article a week, and he arrived in town from his northern excursion on the eve of publication. But he speedily came to see that he had found the true business of his life, and he entered on it with all the decision and energy of his nature. The public were on the alert for the appearance of the Nation, I found this note among his papers: " I have been expecting you in town for some days. Our first number must make its appearance to-morrow fortnight, and there are many questions to be considered, which will require time and you. Pray come home" (Duffy to Davis, Sept. 23, 1842). The prospectus and the disclosure of the writers' names had awakened a certain curiosity, and there was already at the publishing office a considerable list of subscribers, and large orders for the first number from country agents. The two earliest subscribers were symbolical--men who took slight interest in current journalism, but much in native literature--the eminent antiquaries, Eugene Curry and John O'Dono van. But the existing journalists, as I encountered them from time to time, warned me, in spite of these omens, to expect a collapse. We are apt to think of an eminent man as having been to his contemporaries all he has become to posterity, but this rarely happens; and it will be an encouragement to modest men to know that it was far from happening to Davis. Since he began to act in public, he was the subject of contemptuous banter to the veteran agitators around O'Connell. He spoke a language which they did not understand, and pursued aims which they believed to be quixotic. The jolly unprincipled editor of the Pilot, understood to be much in the confidence of O'Connell, ...

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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.1896 Excerpt: ... HE new journal was announced to appear on the 8th of October, 1842. Davis had only undertaken to write one article a week, and h...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:62 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:February 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217552706

ISBN - 13:9780217552707

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