The Life of Lord Edward Fitzgerald, 1763-1798

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Page 176 - Malvern party, and am determined to meet you there, or wherever you are. I dote on being with you anywhere, but particularly in the country, as I think we always enjoy one another's company there more than in town. I long for a little walk with you, leaning on me, — or to have a long talk with you, sitting out in some pretty spot, of a fine day, with your long cane in your hand, working at some little weed at your feet, and looking down, talking all the time.
Page 273 - Irishmen, but be cool and cautious ; be patient yet a while ; trust to no unauthorised communications ; and above all we warn you, again and again we warn you, against doing the .work of your tyrants, by premature, by partial or divided exertion. If Ireland shall be forced to throw away the scabbard, let it be at her own time, not at theirs.
Page 114 - I lodge with my friend Paine, — we breakfast, dine, and sup together. The more I see of his interior, the more I like and respect him. I cannot express how kind he is to me ; there is a simplicity of manner, a goodness of heart, and a strength of mind in him, that I never knew a man before possess.
Page 91 - They fed us the whole time we were with them. You would have laughed to have seen me carrying an old squaw's pack, which was so heavy I could hardly waddle under it. However, I was well paid whenever we stopped, for she always gave me the best bits and most soup, and took as much care of me as if I had been her own son ; in short, I was quite I 'enfant chtri. We were quite sorry to part : the old lady and gentleman both kissed me very heartily.
Page 178 - ... honeysuckles, and Spanish broom. I have got all my beds ready for my flowers ; so you may guess how I long to be down to plant them. The little fellow will be a great addition to the party. I think when I am down there with Pam and child, of a blustering evening, with a good turf fire, and a pleasant book, — coming in, after seeing my poultry put up, my garden settled, — flower-beds and plants covered for fear of frost,— the place looking comfortable, and taken care of, I shall be as happy...
Page 245 - And yet a year, in the Links of Forth, As a wanderer without rest, Thou cam'st with both thine arms i' the shroud That clung high up thy breast. "And in this hour I find thee here, And well mine eyes may note That the winding-sheet hath passed thy breast And risen around thy throat.
Page 107 - To subvert the tyranny of our execrable Government, to break the connection with England, the never-failing source of all our political evils, and to assert the independence of my country — these were my objects. To unite the whole people of Ireland, to abolish the memory of all past dissensions, and to substitute the common name of Irishman in place of the denominations of Protestant, Catholic, and Dissenter — these were my means.
Page 273 - This recital, Irishmen, is meant to guard those of you, who are remote from the scene of the late events, against the consequences of misrepresentation and mistake. The most unfounded rumours have been set afloat, fabricated for the double purpose of delusion and intimidation. Your enemies talk of treachery, in the vain and fallacious hope of creating it; but you, who scorn equally to be their dupes or their slaves, will meet their forgeries with dignified contempt, incapable of being either goaded...
Page 68 - When one has any great object to carry, one must expect disappointments, and not be diverted from one's object by them, or even appear to mind them. I therefore say to everybody, that I think we are going on well. The truth is, the people one has to do with are a bad set. I mean the whole; for really 1 believe those we act with are the best.
Page 337 - GRAY. Report of the Committee on privilege on the case of Mr. [Edmond Dwyer] Gray. Evidence and appendix. 1882. (Great Britain. Parliamentary Papers.) Commitment of proprietor of Frttman's Journal for contempt of court.

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