The Life of Lord Edward Fitzgerald, 1763-1798

Front Cover

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page 218 - With death doom'd to grapple Beneath this cold slab, he Who lied in the Chapel Now lies in the Abbey.
Page 174 - 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 241 - I offer therefore no evidence upon this inquiry ; against the perilous example of which, I do protest on behalf of the public, and against the cruelty and injustice of which I do protest in the name of the dead father, whose memory is SOUGHT to be dishonoured, and of his infant orphans, whose bread is SOUGHT to be taken away.
Page 273 - 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 into untimely violence or sunk into pusillanimous despondency. Be firm, Irishmen, but be cool and cautious ; be patient yet awhile ; 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,...
Page 89 - 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 112 - 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 177 - ... 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 243 - 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 214 - The reason why we seceded was, that we did not approve of the conduct of the United Men, and we could not approve of the conduct of the Government. We were afraid of encouraging the former by making speeches against the latter, and we thought it better in such a case, as we could support neither, to withdraw from both.

Bibliographic information