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Sketches of the Principal Men of the Time
BASED UPON THE PUBLISHED VOLUMES AND SOME UNPUBLISHED MSS
OF THE LATE DR RICHARD ROBERT MADDEN
WITH ENGRAVED PORTRAITS AND CONTEMPORARY ILLUSTRATIONS
J. BOWLES DALY, LL.D.
AUTHOR OF 'BROKEN IDEALS' 'RADICAL PIONEERS IN THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY'
‘IRELAND IN THE DAYS OF DEAN SWIFT' 'STORM HEROES'
* By the laws of God, of Nature, of Nations, and of your Country, you are, and ought to be, as Free a people as your brethren in England'-SWIFT
IRELAND is now under the magnifying glass of public opinion ; her past, present, and future, the subjects of anxious and thoughtful deliberation to faithful English friends. There can be no doubt, therefore, that a short history, based upon the most trustworthy documents, and dealing with a memorable period of English legislation—that of '98—will be of service. The present volume supplies information which no other work of the day can possibly furnish. Much credit is due to Messrs. Swan Sonnenschein & Co., for their enterprise in purchasing the valuable manuscripts of the late Dr. Madden, as well as in supplying portraits of the leading men of the time and some rare old prints of the period. Dr. Madden was a voluminous writer, a great traveller, and a philanthropist, whose services were recognised by the country, and who gave powerful assistance in the abolition of the slave trade. As Colonial Secretary, his services were recognised by the Colonies and the English Government. His son, Thomas More